Google's Chromecast wireless video streaming dongle will reportedly get home screen enhancements with weather forecast, according to a new disclosure.
Google Chromecast home screen, which currently shows timing with Chromecast wallpaper in the background, is expected to get the new look soon.
This information comes from a Reddit user named asjmcguire. Accoding to the revelation, while browsing the HTML source code, the user has found multiple references to weather forecast and pngs in the HTML source of Chromecast home screen that should appear for each weather condition.
The HTML source hints the home screen of the Chromecast is expected to show the weather natively and one-day forecast according to users' current location.
The HTML code also contains icons being used to display the weather, which looks like the photo below.
A Google spokesperson, when asked about the company's plans on adding weather to Chromecast, has replied saying, "We're always experimenting with new features, but have nothing new to announce," to Gigaom.
Earlier in February this year, Google launched the Google Cast Software Development Kit (SDK) for developers allowing them to build support for Chromecast into their apps on Android, iOS and the Chrome operating system.
Following this, developers have been experimenting with adding weather forecast and other related information to the Chromecast. Below is the note by Reddit users about Chromecast home screen.
Weather coming to Chromecast homescreen
=c&&!H(a,6),isCool:56 =c&&!H(a,6),isMild:67 =c&&!H(a,6),isHot:77