Google is found to be stuffing a new support feature into the Chrome browser, where users can stream the content from OTT apps like Netflix, Disney Hotstar, Prime Video right from their browser.

While these platforms do support web versions, the new feature named as Chrome Kaleidoscope may make it slightly different. It’s available for Chrome Canary and not fully functional yet.

Chrome to let you stream video content in a dedicated section

Google has been adding several features to its Chrome browser to make it more resourceful, and stand out of the league. But, it’s also increasing the size and consumption of RAM, which affects in slow system performance unless it’s equipped with more RAM and a better processor.

And now, adding to these features/complaints, Google is trailing with a new feature in its Chrome Canary build. The Chrome Canary is a testing version of stable Chrome, which is updated almost daily to equip new features for their response.

Thus, it’s used mostly by developers. As guys at Chrome Story found out, the latest Chrome Canary has a new feature called Chrome Kaleidoscope.

chrome kaleidoscope
chrome kaleidoscope

This would let users stream video content in a particular section of the app, probably. When check by Chrome Story, it’s got two pages as of now showing the popular OTT platforms like Netflix, Amazon’s Prime Video, and Disney Hotstar as options. Selecting these and moving to the next page said, “Continue watching across all your devices“.

This cleared the doubt that Chrome is preparing for a new dedicated section for streaming videos.

The final page said, “Chrome Kaleidoscope is not currently available for your account. If you are a Googler check out go/kaleidoscope-not-available for more information.” While it’s not functional yet, it has a long way to reach the end-users.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here