Dayframe turns your Chromecast into a picture slideshow

Most of the Chromecast enabled apps Google okayed prior to the official release were geared toward streaming video or audio, but half the fun of turning all developers loose on the streaming API is seeing what interesting things they come up with. Such is the case with Dayframe, an app that came out a while back with the intention of turning your Android device into a super-powerful photoframe. Now it has Chromecast support so you can pipe some really lovely slideshows over to your TV via Google’s streaming accessory.

Ever since Google first introduced its Chromecast streaming stick, people have been wondering how to replace the device’s default photo background with their own snapshots. Now you can — sort of, anyway: Android picture frame app Dayframe just published an update that brings photo slideshows to Chromecast. Dayframe originally launched with the idea of turning your Android tablet into a kind of customizable picture frame, complete with the ability to play photos from Facebook, Dropbox, Instagram or Google+ as slideshows. Now, those very same slideshows are also playable via Chromecast — if you unlock the “Prime” version of Dayframe through an in-app payment, which will cost users $3.

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