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Google releases Google Cast SDK version 3 to developers


First announced at Google I/O 2016, Google has today released version 3 of its Google Cast SDK to developers. The new SDK significantly reduces the code required to add Cast support to your app, provides UI widgets that comply with the Cast Design checklist, a Cast notification and lockscreen controller on Android, and more.

At Google I/O, we announced our new Google Cast SDK. This new SDK focuses on making development for Cast quicker, more reliable, and easier to maintain. We’ve introduced full state management that helps you implement the right abstraction between your app and Google Cast. We’ve also delivered a full Cast user experience, matching the Google Cast design checklist.

As of today, the SDK is now available for Android and iOS Senders, and you can find the full documentation at the Google Developers website. If you need them, there’s also a slew of sample apps for a variety of platforms and codelab tutorials for both Android and iOS also available at Google’s site.

Here’s the SDK version 3.0 introduction video:

And in case you missed it, here was the announcement of the new SDK at Google I/O:

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