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This article was published on April 24, 2010

Google Reader just got even cooler. Now supports video and audio tags.

Google Reader just got even cooler.  Now supports video and audio tags.
Brad McCarty
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Brad McCarty

A music and tech junkie who calls Nashville home, Brad is the Director TNW Academy. You can follow him on Twitter @BradMcCarty. A music and tech junkie who calls Nashville home, Brad is the Director TNW Academy. You can follow him on Twitter @BradMcCarty.

I’m an addict.  I admit it.  I have Google Reader as my homepage, I have a shortcut to it on my Droid’s main screen and heck, I even have an RSS reader that checks my Google Reader RSS.  Yes, I believe in redundancy.

Google OS blog reports that Reader now supports audio and video tags under HTML5.  What’s that?  More a/v media in my Reader stream?  Where do I sign up?!

Luckily, you don’t have to sign up anywhere.  As long as you have a browser compatible with the HTML5 tags (read that as pretty much anything other than IE) you’ll be able to see the new content as it is added.  Though there is a forewarning even for Firefox and Opera users – presently neither of these browsers support the H264 video standard, so you won’t be able to view video encoded in this manner.