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Google adds Cast functionality to Fiber TV boxes

Google Cast

Google Cast

Google is due to add its Google Cast functionality to the TV boxes it provides to its Google Fiber customers in the coming weeks.

In a post on the Google Fiber blog, Google said that it will start rolling out Google Cast – the same technology that powers its Chromecast streaming player – to all its Google Fiber TV subscribers.

“Google Cast gives you access to thousands of apps, right on your TV screen. That means you can seamlessly enjoy the best of online entertainment and TV without changing inputs,” said Google Fiber product manager, Jared Nusinoff.

“Just connect your compatible mobile device or laptop to your Fiber WiFi, then tap the Cast button from the apps you already know and love to send what you’re viewing to your TV. And since Fiber TV comes with Google Cast technology built-in, no additional equipment or setup is needed.”

In February Google announced it was rolling out its Google Fiber broadband service using existing fibre infrastructure in San Francisco – the 22nd metro area where it is serving customers, building networks, or exploring the possibility of bringing its ultrafast web and fibre-powered TV service. Google first launched its Fiber initiative six years ago in Kansas City.