Google has started rolling out an update to the stable channel of Chrome OS with a handful of notable enhancements. The biggest feature for Chrome OS users is the addition of Chromecast support for media files stored in Google Drive. This means that when viewing a media file in Google Drive, a Chromecast icon will appear, allowing users to easily and quickly beam that content to their TV.
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In addition to Google Drive Chromecast support, today’s update also adds the ability to display apps installed in Google Drive directly in the Chrome OS launcher, making for an easier and quicker launch process. Google says the update contains a variety of other bug fixes and security enhancements, as well.
The changelog from Google is below:
- Enable Chromecast support for media files stored on Google Drive
- Update Network Error page design
- Display apps installed in Google Drive in the Chrome OS Launcher
The update is rolling out to all Chrome OS devices except the Dell Chromebook 11, HP Chromebook 14, Acer C720 and the Toshiba Chromebook. The update bumps the build number to version 39.0.2171.85.