By Stephen Schenck | August 27, 2013 4:35 PM
Chromecast may yet emerge as one of Google’s biggest hits this year. It appeared seemingly out of nowhere last month, as sort of a replacement for last year’s failure that was the Nexus Q, only with a price tag about an order of magnitude lower. The very low price of entry, combined with Chromecast’s compact build and straightforward installation may well contribute to a sizable user base as more and more of these dongles ship out and additional users get started streaming. In order to help grow that user base, today Google introduced a Chromecast setup app for iOS.
Just like with Android, this app will help new users get started installing their Chromecasts and getting them configured to talk over their home WiFi networks.
For some reason, Google’s description in the App Store claims that Chromecast will stream content from “YouTube, Netflix, Google Play Movies, and Google Play Music,” even though we can’t see how those last two apply to iOS in the slightest – perhaps it’s just recycling copy, or Google’s talking about the ability to stream Play Movies purchases through YouTube?