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Briefly: Vudu adds Chromecast, Facebook Messenger hits Windows Phone

updated 10:05 am EST, Wed March 5, 2014

Vudu adding support for Google Chromecast to mobile apps, website

Vudu has revealed it will be adding support for the Google Chromecast to the streaming service in the future. Both the mobile apps for iOS and Android will gain the extra ability, including offering remote control through the app itself, with casting through the Chrome browser for Mac and PC also touted as part of the release. Though Vudu has yet to reveal a date, it is accepting registrations for beta testing.

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Vudu home page

Windows Phone follows iOS, Android in offering Facebook Messenger

Facebook has rolled out its Facebook Messenger app for Windows Phone, making it available to download via the Windows Phone Store today. Just as with the Android and iOS versions of the app, Facebook Messenger offers group conversations, stickers, the option to send photographs to other users, location sharing, and to see when other users have read the message, though it lacks the voice calling and "Chat Head" functions of the other platforms.

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