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- Dec 30, 2010
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- Austin, TX
Here's a cool app in the Google Play Store for folks wishing that Amazon would not be so stingy about offering up a way to stream Amazon Prime through your Chromecast. Even though Amazon wasn't willing to serve up this option, a third party developer has created a workaround. It's called Primecast and it basically attaches to Amazon's back-end services, and shows you a basic list of your purchased and rented movies and TV shows.
Here's a description from the Play Store, but it's pretty obvious what it does,
Primecast brings Amazon Instant Video content to your Chromecast device. Sign in with your Amazon account, discover new content in the Amazon Digital Video Store, and use your watchlist and library to start streaming to the big screen. Using Primecast is easy and secure – your device will talk directly to Amazon using an encrypted connection.
Please note that you can only stream videos via the WATCHLIST and LIBRARY tabs, so be sure to browse the store and add content to your watchlist or buy/rent videos to make them appear in your library.
This might not be a bad option for only $2.99. Sound off and let us know if this is useful to you.
Here's a link to the Google Play Store for Primecast: Primecast - Android Apps on Google Play