Chrome iOS iPhone

Following a relatively quiet period when it comes to Chrome for iOS, Google is again demonstrating willingness to continue advancing its popular iPhone and iPad browser with useful new capabilities.

The new Google Chrome version 36.0.1985.49 is now available to download in the App Store, bringing out Cast support for websites that have implemented integration with Cast-enabled devices.

Furthermore, this edition also includes stability improvements and bug fixes and a slightly tweaked app icon for your Home screen…

Google does not specify how the Cast feature works on enabled websites.

Cast is Google’s AirPlay so Chrome for iOS can now send a compatible webpage to Apple TV-like Android devices which integrate with Cast technology, as per Google’s support doc.

Upon installing the new version, you’ll notice that Chrome’s Home screen icon has finally dropped the beveled edge at the bottom. I’ve always loathed such an odd design choice because it makes Google’s iOS apps look out of place in iOS 7.

Hopefully, this design tweak will gradually roll-over to Google’s other iPhone and iPad apps.

Release notes mention the following:

  • Allows mobile sites that have added Cast support to work with your Cast-enabled device.
  • Stability improvements and bug fixes.

Download Google Chrome free in the App Store.

The universal app requires iOS 6.0 or later.

  • sosarozay300

    thats not the new icon

  • Exactly. The Chromecast might be cheaper than an Apple TV but everywhere else it fails miserably.

    • Antzboogie

      Sorry your comment fails because thats not true. Apple tv doesnt work with Android and the ChromeCast works on both. Localcast works like a charm. Please dont hate, hater.

      • The Apple TV works with AirPlay it’s not my fault if Google or developers haven’t implemented it…

  • Joostiphone

    Thanks for pointing this out. I was on the edge of buying this thing, untill I noticed your comment. I will wait buying this untill it gets more mature.

    • Antzboogie

      The ChromeCast is a beast dont listen to these haters. On Android it mirrors the screen with no sound but works with Showbox and Localcast mirrors anything and its free and lets you control volume.

      • Can I use a Chromecast without another device (be it Android, iOS or anything else)?

  • Shay Shtern

    So now Can I mirror my iPhone screen to my Chromecast ?