If you have used Chromecast before then you might have found out that streaming video to the device isn’t always that easy.

Primarily, Chromecast supports the mainstream applications from services like Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, and others, however, the support for other web video services isn’t really there yet.

Currently, if you want to stream an unsupported video type from your browser to the Chromecast then you will have to cast the entire tab from the Chrome browser, this then resulted in very poor video playback performance, with bad audio sync options.

Today, this is changing as a new feature was revealed for the Dev Channel of the Google Chrome browser that will allow you to send these unsupported video streams directly to Chromecast, instead of using this tab trick.

The Googler Francois Beaufort described more about it on Google+:

The chrome team is experimenting in Dev Channel with improving the “Cast a tab” experience by forwarding directly the video content bitstream to the Chromecast device when a video is fullscreened. This “simple” feature allows to save battery and keep video quality intact.

With this, users will not only allow you to get better streams but it will also improve battery life and produce less video lag.

If you have the Dev Channel of Chrome then you can try out the new feature today, just navigate to chrome://flags/#media-remoting in your browser and then enable the flag.

You can read more about it at the source link below.

Source: Google+

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