Microsoft OneDrive on Android Will Now Cast Media to Chromecast


Microsoft OneDrive is receiving an update (v6.29.1) for its Android app that will allow users to cast media to compatible Chromecast and other casting devices. Also, Microsoft has released a 64-bit version for OneDrive allowing users to transfer large files and also multiple files at a time.

There has been no intimation from Microsoft regarding the update, beyond the listing on Google Play store, which reads "You can now display your media files on a Chromecast receiver or TV from a compatible device.

As mentioned, as per the changelog available on the Google Play Store, Microsoft OneDrive will get a new option for the toolbar present on the top of the screen. The new option will help users cast media to Chromecast or TVs with compatible casting options. It should also be noted that the casting option is only applicable on media files that support playback inside the OneDrive app. Also, this feature requires devices running Android 6 or higher.

Along with the new update, OneDrive will be able to support playback for Samsung Motion Photos and 8K videos on its app. The updated layout of the home screen will also show recently accessed files, files downloaded for offline use, and “On This Day” photos.

Photo Credit: Android Police/Michael Crider
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