Google has launched a Chromecast Preview Program to give users early access to its updates. The Chromecast Preview Program is a user opt-in channel that updates your Chromecast device with the latest version of Chromecast’s firmware before it is made broadly available. This gives members of the program early access to features and improvements on their Chromecast. It’s an exciting way to get a sneak peek at the latest and greatest updates.
Google has clarified that this is not a ‘Beta’ programme and the updates provided under this programme will be will be of the same quality as production version updates.
In order to join the preview programme, you need to go to Google Cast app on your Android or iOS device:
- Open up the Google Cast app on your phone or tablet.
- Tap the overflow menu button on the Chromecast you want to enrol.
- Tap Device settings.
- Tap Preview Program and tap Join Program.
- That’s it! You’ll receive the latest updates early until you leave.
The company says that if you don’t see the Preview Program option, chances are that it is not accepting new members at that particular time but might accept members again later. The Preview Program is available for all Chromecast versions, i.e. Chromecast (1st-gen), Chromecast (2nd-gen), and Chromecast Audio.