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Now that the floodgates have opened and Google is offering its Chromecast SDK to everyone, how soon will it be before our favorites apps add support? At least two streaming music providers appear to already be in the works.
The Verge reported Wednesday that Beats Music and Rdio may be among the first mobile apps to implement support for Google's $35 Chromecast, which allows "casting" video and audio content to HDMI-equipped televisions.
On Monday, Google announced the release of an official SDK for Chromecast, which allows any interested developer to add support for the device to their own iOS or Android apps.
Newcomer Beats Music appears to already be on the case, with a support technician confirming via Twitter that the streaming music provider is "working with Google to add Chromecast" in response to just such a request.
Rival Rdio seems to be a little more cagey about its plans, initially tweeting "Our team is already working on developing support for Chromecast. Stay tuned!" on Tuesday, then switching gears the following day with a "Nothing to share at this time, stay tuned" reply to one such Twitter inquiry.
While Beats Music and Rdio seem to at least express interest in Chromecast, the reigning grandaddy of streaming music providers, Spotify, still has no plans to support the device, despite claims that it's "uncommonly popular" with users.
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