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Google Chrome update will make THIS exclusive feature much, much better

GOOGLE CHROME users will see a bumper increase in image quality when streaming to a Chromecast device.

The new Google Chrome update should improve video quality when streaming to a ChromecastGETTY • GOOGLE

The new Google Chrome update should improve video quality when streaming to a Chromecast

Google is working on a major bump in image quality when wirelessly beaming video content using the Cast functionality built into Google Chrome.

Sending video from your web browser tab to a Google Chromecast device can result in some rather lacklustre video quality, including dropped frames, and stuttering video.

But that could all be about to change, thanks to some clever changes coming to Chrome.

The update was confirmed by Chrome team member François Beaufort on Google+.

Writing on his social network page, he revealed: “The chrome team is experimenting in Dev Channel with improving the ‘Cast a tab’ experience by forwarding directly the video content bitstream to the Chromecast device when a video is fullscreened.

“This ‘simple’ feature allows to save battery and keep video quality intact.”

Clicking on fullscreen will dramatically improve the video quality on your ChromecastGOOGLE

Clicking on fullscreen will dramatically improve the video quality on your Chromecast

Rather than mirror an entire browser tab, which results in low-quality video playback, the new Chrome browser will send the video stream itself your Chromecast device.

Chrome users only need to toggle on full-screen mode, and the software will do the rest.

This should result in much higher quality video playback – as if you had played the footage from within a Chromecast compatible app.

If you have a Chromecast device, you can test-out the feature right now.

Load a Chrome browser tab and navigate to chrome://flags/#media-remoting, then enable the highlighted flag and restart the app.

François Beaufort has confirmed the new functionality works with Vimeo, so that’s probably the best one to try.

Click on the Google Chrome main menu to find the “Cast…” option. When you load the video fullscreen you should see the boost in streaming quality on your TV.

The news comes as Google announced plans to make copy-and-paste much easier on Android phones.

Copying and pasting information on your phone or tablet can often be trickier than on a PC or laptop, especially if you’ve got a device with a small screen.

Attempting to tap on the right letters or numbers can often leave users pawing at their screen, but now help is at hand.

How to enable ‘Copyless Paste’ in Chrome for Android

That’s because Google is reportedly set to solve this issue with a new upgrade to its Chrome mobile app which it says can make copying and pasting easier than ever.
The new feature is called Copyless Paste, and has started rolling out to Chrome users on Android devices now, according to VentureBeat.

The tool takes information from when you use Chrome, and transplant that over to other Google-made apps.

For example, if you had visited a restaurant’s website in Chrome, and then switched to Google Maps, your keyboard would offer up the name of that restaurant as a suggestion to enter into the search bar.

Google says that the data is only stored locally, meaning the company never receives any of the information.

The feature also won’t work if you’re using incognito tabs, with all information in that browser still remaining hidden.

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