Google announced earlier this morning that a whopping ten new apps will now officially be supported by the Chromecast: VEVO, Red Bull.TV, Songza, PostTV, Viki, Revision 3, BeyondPod, Plex, Avia, and RealPlayer Cloud. Perhaps most significant here is that Plex, Avia, and RealPlayer will allow users to stream their own, personal media to their TVs, a feature that users have requested since the Chromecast’s inception.
The other apps will bring more valuable content to Google’s powerful little dongle, like action sports, news, music videos, podcasts, and more. The full list of supported apps, which should continue to grow, is accessible at chromecast.com/apps.
Slowly but surely, the walls around Google’s Chromecast are being chipped away, and users slowly being allowed to use the device the way they see fit – not only how Google sees fit. It’s important to point out that all of this app support comes while the SDK is still in a closed beta; once it becomes open and accessible to all developers, app support should explode.[Google]