The media streaming app Tidal has recently made waves announcing its Chromecast support for iOS and Android. And rightly so, considering Google’s all pervasive presence online and its sheer brand power. Tidal has enabled audio and video to be sent to a chromecast dongle through its latest update.
What is Tidal ?
It is a music streaming app that streams lossless audio and High Definition music videos. This also has a curated editorial. It is leading the way with their stylish editorials which curate the music biography and suggest further listening. It can best be compared to Netflix TV streaming app that is dedicated to streaming TV series and movies. Tidal is to music, what Netflix is to movies and TV series!
What is Chromecast ?
Chromecast is a digital media player that was created by Google and is in the form of a dongle. This device can be used to play audio and video on digital TVs and Home Audio systems via streaming and Wifi is used for the said streaming. The media to play content is selected by the apps downloaded by the user. Conversely content can be mirrored from a Google chrome browser tab on to other devices.
Google is currently running its second generation of Chromecast dongle which looks obviously better than the first which looked like a USB drive. The current device version is in the form of a disc with a HDMI extension.
What does the latest Tidal update include ?
The latest update from Tidal version 1.14.0 for iOS and Android includes an integrated cast option that pops up in the playback screen while playing a music, video or audio. Apps such as Spotify, Crunchyroll, Hulu Plus and iHeartRadio all are already enabled to Cast content, the Tidal being the latest app to join the bandwagon.