Google's (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Chromecast made a big splash, but it is all it's cracked up to be? The only way Chromecast will to present a viable threat to Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) early lead in streaming devices is if the search giant gets third-party developers and content providers onboard to integrate its Google Cast protocol. Initial consumer demand is soaring, and several high-profile names have already expressed interest -- a good sign for Big G.

In the following video, Fool contributor Evan Niu, CFA, and Eric Bleeker, CFA, discuss how important third-party support is for Chromecast to succeed.

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