Google Meet has added support for Chromecast, which means that video conferencing can be broadcast via TV with Chromecast devices, Android TVs and smart screens.
And given that the Coronavirus pandemic remains a concern in many parts of the world, working from home has become the norm for many students and professionals.
While most people depend on their phones or computer screens for video chatting, Google wants to upgrade the experience by adding a TV screen to the mix.
And Google Meet makes it easier for Chromecast to expand your group video conferencing experience than ever before.
AndI wrote Grace Yang from Google at Chromecast Support Forum: We launched Google Meet earlier this year on Nest Hub Max, and we felt it appropriate to expand the Meet app to include more screens in your home.
Yang said: We realize that many schools are moving to distance learning, and we wanted to support this new learning environment for teachers and students. Google Meet on Chromecast allows you to host or join meetings, giving you the opportunity to communicate with your classmates and collaborate. In projects and even attending lectures.
And when you broadcast video conferencing via Google Meet through your TV, you will still use the camera, microphone, and audio from the computer, but you will be able to see your fellow participants better on a larger screen.
The supported Chromecast models include (Chromecast Ultra) and both the current and second generation (Chromecast), and Google indicates that performance may vary across (Android TV) and screens that support the cast feature.
All G Suite users can start meetings with up to 250 participants, although this limit will drop to 100 for Basic and Education users and 150 for business users after September 30th.
There is no way to accommodate up to 250 actual participants on one screen, but the square design of Google Meet allows you to see up to 16 people at the same time.
Google Meet has become over the past few months more popular as people move to work from home.
In addition to receiving new features, the platform has become one of Google’s top priorities in an attempt to compete with other video conferencing platforms, such as (Zoom).