Google on wednesday updates its Chromecast app for iOS and Android which now allows users to set a custom ‘Backdrop’ image while casting. When the Chromecast HDMI streaming stick isn’t playing content like Netflix or Pandora Radio through your TV, it already displays the current time and featured photos as a screen saver, but now Chromecast users can display additional content like weather conditions and news headlines on Chromecast-connected TVs. Chromecast also now supports using your own photos from Google+ albums as the backdrop.

Chromecast update

With this new update, iPhone and iPad users can now display weather conditions and news headlines on televisions connected with the Chromecast dongle after downloading the updated app. Users can choose what content they want on the backdrop and they can pick the news sources they want, and the weather locations that matter most to them.

If you haven’t picked up the Chromecast, it’s available for the very reasonable price of $35 or less on Amazon and a number of other retailers. If you already own the Chromecast and an iPhone or iPad, you can head over to the App Store to download the Chromecast app for your gadgets for free.

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