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Chromecast users can now watch movies and shows while offline

Say old chap, you happen to own a spanking new Chromebook, and apart from getting some work done on the cloud with it, what else do you happen to make use of your Chromebook for? Perhaps it is time to get entertained while you are on the move, as we have just received word that the new Google Play Movies and TV Chrome app happens to have made available your favorite movies and TV shows on your Chromebook regardless of the time and place, and best of all is, you do not even need a Wi-Fi connection to get the job done. Other than having offline mode appear on Chrome OS, it will also deliver Info Cards and an improved Chromecast as well as local playback experience to just about anyone who watches movies using the Chrome browser.

Google has unleashed a Chrome add-on for the video on-demand arm of its Play store, a move that also to combat the notion that Chromebooks die and wither away from internet connections. Just as promised, the add-on lets the ChromeOS devices store movies for offline playback — you know, those long flights or camping trips in places where Netflix doesn’t reach, like anywhere with Verizon FiOS. Unfortunately the trick doesn’t extend to Chrome browsers on other platforms, although you can still use the extension to view your library of content or purchase new stuff to watch. The Google Play Movies & TV extension also promises a better Chromecast experience, and the info cards about actors in a scenethat rolled out on Android last year. Those are now available in all countries with Google Play Movies, so head to the Chrome store to try it out for yourself.

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