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Want access to the best new Google Chromecast features first? Here’s how

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Google has announced a new Google Chromecast preview program, which will enable users to trial the newest features before they’re publicly released.

In a post on its support page, Google say it’ll give users a “sneak peak” at the new features before being rolled out to all.

Chromecast owners can enroll their current device via the Cast app for iOS and Android.

It’s simply a case of tapping ‘Devices,’ tab selecting the Chromecast model and accessing Device Settings via the menu icon.

If slots are open users will see a Preview Program and the option to join. They’ll also be able to choose to receive email notifications when new updates are pushed to the device.

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Making the announcement, Google said: “The Chromecast Preview Program is a user opt-in channel that updates your Chromecast device with the latest version of Chromecast’s firmware before it is made broadly available. This gives members of the program early access to features and improvements on their Chromecast. It's an exciting way to get a sneak peek at the latest and greatest updates - and tell us what you think.”

The preview program is available for the first and second-gen Chromecast as well as the Chromecast Audio dongles.

Google is rumored to be announcing a new 4K-enabled Chromecast device at its event on October 4, where the new Pixel phones will be revealed.

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