Last week Google launched its Chromecast HDMI dongle in Canada and Europe, expanding outside the U.S. where it first debuted last summer. The $39 accessory allows users to stream content wirelessly to their TV, basically acting as a competitor to Apple’s AirPlay.
iOS users have the Chromecast app to manage their devices but Google has launched a new app called Photowall, which allows users to send images to your TV, creating an interactive photo wall which also transforms into a YouTube video automatically, making it easy to shared and remembered.
Photowall for Chromecast is a new Chrome Experiment that lets people collaborate with images on the TV – using phones or tablets. Anyone can take a picture and send it to a Photowall to instantly see it on the big screen.
When you’re finished, a YouTube video of your Photowall is automatically generated. Perfect for sharing with everyone who took part.
Looks like an interesting way to use the Chromecast for iOS users. It would have been nice to integrate this into the Chromecast iOS app instead of launching another new app. Then again, it’s not that surprising considering the plethora of different Google iOS apps. Time to add this one to the expanding list!