When Google took the wraps off its little Chromecast TV streaming stick this summer, it was cute, dirt-cheap and full of promise. And now… well, at least the first two things still hold true. As for the last feature, that's up for debate.

At the press event, Google promised that other services would eventually support Chromecast, so trusting users went ahead and purchased the device. Then they waited. And waited. Roughly two months have gone by now, and they're still waiting. Not that there has been a lack of interest. Plenty of services and developers have been exploring the possibility of Chromecast streaming since July.

Too bad none of it is available for the masses who have been clamoring for them.

From the users' point of view, the current state of Chromecast hasn't changed much since it was first introduced. Just as before, only four compatible streaming sources work on the device—Netflix, YouTube, Google Play Movies & TV, and Google Play Music—with tab casting only available from desktop Chrome browsers.
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--jeremy