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Google announced today a major round of app additions for its media streaming Chromecast HDMI stick including Plex, Vevo, Songza, and more.

Chromecast, which retails for $35 (currently $32.88 on Amazon Prime), can now play local files synced with your Plex media library from iOS, Android, or Chrome. Plex support is highly requested and offers a major advantage for content consumers looking to play content from a device to an HDTV.

Today’s update also brings support for the music video streaming service Vevo as well as the music discovery radio Songza.

Additional apps added today include Red Bull TV, Post TV from The Washington Post, Viki, RealPlayer Cloud, and more.

Google says the new channels will be rolling out to iOS, Android, and Chrome shortly.

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