An enhanced Chromecast experience

In case you didn’t know, Chromecast enables you to extend your Android app, iOS app, or Chrome website to stream video and audio to a TV or sound system. That means that either Streema’s web player or Simple Radio becomes a remote control to play, pause, stop the streaming of your radio station on other devices.

We upgraded our Chromecast connectivity and usability with the latest version of the Google Cast SDK. Now, it is easier for our users to cast their favorites stations from Streema and Simple Radio to a smart speaker (such as Google Home), TV and other Chromecast enabled devices.

If you want to cast a station, go to Streema’s player or Simple Radio, and you will see the Cast icon only if Cast receivers are available nearby. If there’s none around, then the cast button will not appear.

Here are some of the upgrades we introduced:

  • Included the logo, dial and band of the station on the Cast Menu. Now you can easily identify which station is being casted without opening the app.
  • Control volume and play/pause or stop casting
  • Display a notification only when the sender app casting is not currently in view

Go check it out on Streema and Simple Radio!

Stay tuned!

The Streema Team

1 year and 1M MAU on Android later

Simple Radio by Streema

Before the year came to an end, we wanted to take a little time with you to celebrate some of our milestones in this amazing 2015. 🙂

In particular, it has been an important year for us in mobile. We launched Simple Radio for Android in January and Simple Radio for Apple Watch in April. We also added Chromecast Support, to the delight of many of our users.

We wanted to make a special mention about our Android app: in less than 12 months we reached 1 million Monthly Active Users on that platform and its success led us to be featured on Google Play.

And finally, we have also been listening to you and working very hard to improve our product, a result of which is that Simple Radio now has a 4.4 rating out of 5 on Android and 4.5 over 5 on iOS.

We have big plans for 2016, so stay tuned.

Have a great holiday season. 🙂

The Streema Team