The sidebar before (left) and after (right) the latest update

The Google Chromecast app for iPhone and iPad has been given a Material Design makeover, weeks after the Android client received its visual revamp.

Functionality wise the app, now on version 1.9.2766, remains the same as before, save for a few bug fixes here and there. The changes are mostly skin deep and all of the key features for customising and connecting to the dongle, including backdrop personalisation, remain fully intact.

The Material Design rejig adds a splash of colour (specifically blue) to what was a stark grey/white colour scheme. Material switches and toggles have been introduced where appropriate, there’s better padding/layout of elements in the sidebar and settings, and the app now uses ‘cards’ for backdrop items. The sidebar benefits from darker fonts and a handful of new icons.

One icon that hasn’t changed is that of the app itself. Chromecast for iOS remains one of the few first-party Google apps to still use the old pseudo-3D ‘pedestal’ design.

You can see more of the design changes given to Chromecast for iOS in the gallery below.

Download Chromecast for iPhone & iPad

To install the app on your iOS 7.0+ device, head over to the Apple App Store.

Chromecast for iOS on Apple App Store

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