Google has released an updated version of the Google Chrome application for iOS today, bringing at least one interesting new feature to the app: mobile websites that have Cast support will now work with all of your Cast-capable devices. It’s unclear how the feature works at the moment, but according to the release notes, developers are going to need to add support to their webpages before they can take advantage of the feature.

Also, as will likely be praised by iOS users everywhere, the version 36.0.1985.49 update goes the way of Google Hangouts and finally gets rid of the infamous “lip” located at the bottom of the app icon:

chrome icon

To round the update off, you’ll find the usual improvements and bug fixes.

The full release notes, as listed on the App Store:

What’s New in Version 36.0.1985.49

Allows mobile sites that have added Cast support to work with your Cast-enabled device.
Stability improvements and bug fixes.

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6 Responses to “Google Chrome for iOS update adds Cast support to web pages, gets a tweaked icon”

  1. standardpull says:

    Maybe someday they’ll introduce normal privacy controls, like cookie sandboxing and clear cache on exit. Until then it’s Firefox every day.


  2. PMZanetti says:

    Nice icon. LOL. I Don’t get it. iOS 7 takes away gloss and suddenly no one can create a decent icon.


  3. How does one add Cast support to webpages? Do you think iOS devices will be able to cast their screen to connected TVs like Android?