Have you ever wanted to listen to an audio stream while navigating your Android TV interface and found you can’t? No, neither have I, but if you have we’ve got good news for you, now you can.
In a background update, it seems Google has quietly dropped the feature into the Chromecast built-in app that allows you to stream any audio via Chromecast and navigate around the Android TV UI. While this seems to have limited use it’s still a nice option and we’re not ones to criticise more options and flexibility in the use of our tech.
We’ve tested the feature and it is working for us on an NVIDIA Shield TV (OG model) running the latest Chromecast Built-in beta. When you are streaming there is a persistent notification at the top of the card-based allowing you to jump back to the casting control screen at any time.
Let us know if you’ve ever wanted this feature and why.