Google is also offering streaming capabilities to new partners
While it might not be the biggest announcement from Google I/O, the news that you’ll soon be able to cast your phone directly to your car and Chromebook is always exciting. The ability to cast apps to your laptop was spotted in the Android 13 beta, but it looks like a smoother experience for casting videos.
Casting videos from your phone directly to your car’s screen will allow you to bypass Android Auto. Although we don’t know many details yet, the ad showed a phone playing a YouTube video on a car. It’s unclear whether the video will work while driving or not, but it’s likely to switch to audio while driving due to the potential distraction.
You’ll also be able to stream videos directly to your Chromebook from your phone or tablet, so you can switch screens without finding the video again. All of this means you’ll be able to start watching a video on your phone, continue listening while driving, and then stream it to your laptop with little interruption.
Google is also working to bring casting capabilities to new products. The list of companies shown on I/O included names like Bose, Sony, Sennheiser and Vizio, so expect better integration with your Android phone on a wider range of devices soon.
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