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Google this morning announced 10 new apps for Google Chromecast, including support for RealPlayer Cloud, the new video player and cloud service from Seattle-based RealNetworks. The integration will let RealPlayer Cloud users ‘cast’ their personal videos from devices to the television via the Chromecast dongle.

Other apps announced for Chromecast include Plex, Avia, VEVO, Red Bull.TV, Songza, PostTV, Viki, Revision 3 and BeyondPod. They join existing apps including Netflix, YouTube, HBO GO, Hulu Plus.

RealNetworks announced the RealPlayer Cloud service in September, part of a broader effort to revive its business and the classic RealPlayer brand. With the service, the company is aiming to make it easy to sync and share personal videos across devices. RealPlayer Cloud apps are available for Android, iPhone, iPad, PC, Roku and the web.

The company says RealPlayer Cloud had hundreds of thousands of users after two months. The addition of Chromecast support could be an additional shot in the arm for the RealNetworks service.

Apart from the designated apps, Chromecast allows content to be streamed to a TV from the Chrome browser. AllCast previously released an unauthorized Chromecast app for streaming personal videos, but that was blocked by Google at the time.

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