Media player app for Google Chrome OS arriving soon

By Xite - December 17, 2019
Google Chrome didn't have a dedicated media player yet and all the photos and video were viewed on the Files app. But, the company is now working on a standalone media player, which will be a System W....

Google Chrome, a web browser used by millions of users globally doesn’t have a dedicated media player. Till now, viewing photos and videos is done through the Files app. But, according to the media reports, Google is working on a dedicated media player app for Chrome OS, which will be a System Web App (SWA).

Chrome OS Canary’s latest version has been reported to have a media app that can be accessed from chrome://media-app along with a shortcut in the launcher. The app only consists of a simple dialog that says you can ‘Drag and drop a file or select open’ and an ‘open’ button. While videos are running fine, you won’t find much controls. Photos appear with a few basic image editing options.

Chrome Media Player

Being a System Web App, it means you can access it from a URL in the regular browser window. However, it also comes with a launcher.

Earlier this month, Google rolled out a new update for Chrome which will now tell you if your password has been stolen. Thus, if you type-in your credentials into a website, the Chrome browser will now issue warning to you notifying if your username and password have been compromised in a data breach on some site or app. Chrome will also suggest you to change your credentials everywhere they were used.

Google Chrome turned 10 this year and the company added new features and security updates to make it even better and easier to use. There is a new look available across all platforms – desktop, Android, and iOS. The shape of tabs are also changed, so that the website icons are easier to see, which makes it easier to navigate across lots of tabs.

And on iOS, the toolbar has been moved to the bottom and now is easy to reach. And across all platforms, Google has simplified prompts, menus and even the URLs in your address bar.

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