Google's Chromecast Adds Guest Mode

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Google just announced a new "guest mode" feature for its popular Chromecast device. Have a look.

"You’re having friends over and before you know it, a battle has ensued in your living room over who can show the funniest YouTube video," Google says in a blog post. "Now, it’s even easier for your friends to cast to your TV without first having to connect to your WiFi. With the new guest mode feature, anyone with an Android device can cast to your TV as long as they’re in the same room."

"To set up guest mode for your Chromecast, open the Chromecast app on your Android phone or tablet and select 'Devices' from the navigation drawer," it adds. " "Choose your Chromecast device, tap the “Guest mode” setting and then turn the slider to 'on.'"

Google recently announced additional content app support for Chromecast, including Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, and Sesame Street.

Given its low $35 price tag, it's almost a given that Chromecast is going to have a huge holiday season.

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