All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Chromecast’

Google Adding Cast Functionality Into Chrome

Google Adding Cast Functionality Into Chrome

Google appears to be in the early stages of making its cast technology part of its Chrome browser. Currently, Chromecast users have to use the Google Cast extension to be able to cast browser tabs, but may change in future versions of Chrome. Google Chromium evangelist François Beaufort writes on Google+ (via The Verge): The chromium team is currently experimenting …

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Google Announces New Android TVs, Google Cast Speakers

Google Announces New Android TVs, Google Cast Speakers

Google has a few bits of living room news out of CES. These surround both its Android TV and Google Cast lines. On the Android TV front, new TVs from Sony, Sharp, and Philips are being shown off. “Android TV brings apps, games, movies, shows, music and more to the biggest screen in your home,” Google’s Adrienne McCallister says in …

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Google’s Chromecast Audio Goes Multi-Room And High-Resolution

Google’s Chromecast Audio Goes Multi-Room And High-Resolution

In September, Google unveiled Chromecast Audio, which is a separate device from the regular Chromecast, which lets you connect speakers to stream music from Chromecast-supported apps. It supports RCA, 3.5 mm and optical speaker inputs, and costs $35 like the regular Chromecast. Google just announced an update for the device giving it multi-room support. Now, users will be able to …

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Amazon Gets Rid Of Chromecast, Apple TV Listings

Amazon Gets Rid Of Chromecast, Apple TV Listings

About a month ago, Bloomberg got its hands on a letter from Amazon to third-party sellers indicating that it would stop selling Apple TV and Google Chromecast devices starting on October 29. They weren’t lying. You can no longer find these items on Amazon. The letter said: “Over the last three years, Prime Video has become an important part of …

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Amazon Banishes Apple TV and Chromecast

Amazon Banishes Apple TV and Chromecast

In that’s sure one way to middle finger the competition news, Amazon is about to stop selling the Apple TV and Google’s Chromecast. Apparently, all traces of said devices will be gone from Amazon.com by October 29th. Bloomberg got its hands on a recent letter to third-party sellers: No new listings for the products will be allowed and posting of …

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Google Introduces New Chromecast, Chromecast Audio, Spotify Support

Google Introduces New Chromecast, Chromecast Audio, Spotify Support

As expected, Google unveiled a new Chromecast at an event today. This one has faster performance, a new design, and is available in three colors. Still just $35, the new ones look more like the Chrome log and are more flexible. The release comes with an update to the Chromecast app, which provides users with a place to browse or …

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Looks Like The Chromecast App Is About To Get A Lot Better For Content Discovery

Looks Like The Chromecast App Is About To Get A Lot Better For Content Discovery

Google appears to be preparing a significant update to its Chromecast app, which should make it a lot easier for users of the device to find content they might want to check out – across apps. Right now, the Chromecast app itself doesn’t do a whole lot beyond connecting your phone or tablet to the device, enabling you to watch …

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Google: Developing For Chromecast Means More Visits, Engagement & Monetization

Google’s Chromecast has been a major hit with users. For $35 you can easily stream an ever-growing amount of app content on your TV. Google has improved the functionality over time with over the air updates, and more and more apps are supporting the device all the time. Things are looking pretty good in Chromecast land. Google is trying to …

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Google Just Made It Easier To Give Presentations

Google just made things a whole lot easier for those using Google Slides to give presentations. Slides now supports Chromecast so setting up is as easy as beaming it to a screen with one of the two. Take a look: “Google Slides helps you tell beautiful, meaningful stories. But sometimes, presenting these stories can be a hassle, especially when wires, …

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Google’s Chromecast Gains Fox, CBS Support

It’s a good day for Chromecast users hoping to get more streaming content options. Both CBS and Fox announced new support for Google’s $35 streaming device. CBS announced the ability to cast CBS content from CBS.com and the CBS App, including that from the CBS All Access subscription service, which costs $5.99 a month for over 7,000 on-demand episodes from …

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CEO Of StumbleUpon’s 5by Talks Business Accounts, Coming Features & More

Video discovery app 5by, acquired by StumbleUpon in 2013, has seen “tremendous growth” thanks to Google’s Chromecast streaming device, and has businesses on its mind as it continues to grow. It’s also about to get an update with some new features. Is video part of your marketing strategy? Are you eager to see 5by offer business accounts? Let us know …

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Chromecast Users Get $6 In Google Play Credit

It’s never been a better time to own a Chromecast, Google’s $35 streaming device. Not only does the functionality of the device continue to improve thanks to updates from Google as well as increased support by third-party apps, but Google is actually giving away $6 in Google Play credit to users, apparently for Valentine’s Day. You have to be on …

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Google Cuts Google TV Dev Support, Focuses On Android TV, Cast

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been just shy of five years since Google first unveiled Google TV at Google I/O in 2010. There were a lot of hopes for the platform that launched with partnerships with Sony, Logitech, and Dish, but few of those hopes ever panned out. It just didn’t catch on. Now, the company is officially putting …

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CES: Google Announces ‘Cast For Audio’

With the Consumer Electronics Show happening in Las Vegas, Google just announced Google Cast for audio, enabling users of compatible apps to cast audio content to cast-ready speakers. Google says in the announcement: In 2014, many of you—millions, in fact—helped make Chromecast one of the most popular streaming media devices globally. It’s been exciting to bring Chromecast from one country …

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Google’s Chromecast Adds Guest Mode

Google just announced a new “guest mode” feature for its popular Chromecast device. Have a look. “You’re having friends over and before you know it, a battle has ensued in your living room over who can show the funniest YouTube video,” Google says in a blog post. “Now, it’s even easier for your friends to cast to your TV without …

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Cable TV Cutters Have Plenty Of Options This Christmas

Cable TV is one of the worst investments a family can make today. There’s only so much to watch, and lot of it is never on when you want it to be. That’s why cable cutters are on the rise, and it’s easier than ever to say goodbye to your cable TV provider over the holidays. Cable cutters have a …

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Chromecast Adds Support For Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Sesame Street

Google announced yet more apps that are now supporting its $35 Chromecast streaming device. These are some significant ones that should only serve to help sales for the holidays (which are bound to be pretty good already). The device will now support apps from Comedy Central, Sesame Street, and Nickelodeon. Google says in a brief post on the Chrome blog: …

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Chrome OS Adds Google Drive Chromecast Support

The beauty of Google’s $35 Chromecast streaming device is that the company as well as third parties can keep adding support for additional products and features, which means ultimately it just gets more and more useful. Google announced an update for its Chrome OS operating system, which powers Chromebook devices, to enable Chromecast support for media files stored on Google …

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Amazon Fire TV Stick Is Now Shipping

Amazon’s Chromecast competitor, the Fire TV Stick, has now begun to ship. According to Amazon, the pre-order buzz for the new device was the most impressive the company has ever seen. “Fire TV Stick has been our most successful device launch ever,” said Dave Limp, Senior Vice President, Amazon Devices. “We built a ton of these, but customer demand still …

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Chromecast Mirroring Hits Galaxy Note 4

In July, Google launched Android screen mirroring via Chromeast with the Chromecast app’s “Cast Screen” feature. It had previewed the feature, which automatically makes the Chromecast device roughly a billion times better, at Google I/O earlier in the summer. The feature launched, but it only supported certain devices.The list has grown slowly in the meantime. Last month, the feature became …

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Chromecast Gets New Games, Support For Showtime & Starz

Google announced the launch of new “family-friendly” games for Chromecast as well as new support for Showtime and Starz, immediately upping the device’s value to consumers. “Unlike other streaming devices and gaming consoles, Chromecast games are unique because they use the phone (or tablet) in your hand as the game controller and the TV screen in front of you as …

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Amazon Announces Fire TV Stick To Rival Chromecast

Amazon just announced its own competitor to Google’s Chromecast, which is more expensive and includes a separate remote. It’s called the Fire TV Stick, maintaining the brand of its previously released streaming device. The Fire TV Stick connects to the HDMI port on an HDTV just like the Chromecast. While it’s only $19 for Prime members for two days only, …

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Chromecast Usage Growing Rapidly, New Version On The Way

Google’s Mario Queiroz spoke at a Gigaom event, and talked about the company’s hit streaming device Chromecast. He provided some new numbers (some of which are encouraging for users), and confirmed a new version of the device is on the way. While we don’t know much about what the new version will bring to the table, we did know another …

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Firefox For Android Gets Chromecast, Roku Support

Mozilla announced that Firefox for Android will now let users send supported videos to their televisions via Roku and Chromecast. In a blog post, the company explains: You might be entertaining friends and want to share a clip from your recent vacation or a news video from sites like CNN.com. Whatever the reason, sending videos to your TV has never …

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Google Gives Chromecast Users More Image Options

One of the nice things about Google’s Chromecast other than its incredibly attractive price tag, is that it keeps getting better on its own thanks to both Google’s own updates and increasing adoption from other apps. Google announced one of its own updates today, enabling users to tap into a wider variety of pictures for the images that appear on …

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Chromecast ‘Cast Screen’ Feature Now Supported By Sony Xperia Z3 Phones

In July, Google launched Android screen mirroring via Chromeast with the Chromecast app’s “Cast Screen” feature. It had previewed the feature, which automatically makes the Chromecast device roughly a billion times better, at Google I/O earlier in the summer. The feature launched, but it only supported certain devices. That list has now grown to include the Sony Xperia Z3 series. …

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Less People Use Game Consoles For Netflix As More Use Media Players

People are using digital media players more and video game consoles less to watch Netflix on their televisions, according to a new report from GfK. Consoles are still the most common hardware for Netflix viewing on TVs, but things appear to be trending in a different direction. According to the report, 28% of those who stream Netflix on a TV …

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Sling Adds Chromecast Support

Google’s inexpensive Chromecast device keeps getting better and better, and it’s mostly not even by Google’s own hands (though the recent launch of screen mirroring was pretty big). More third-party apps continue to offer support, and today the device gets a big one. Sling, which lets people watch their own TV set-ups remotely by way of mobile app, now supports …

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Google’s Chromecast Gets Support From More Apps

Google announced a handful of apps that have added Chromecast support, including WATCH Disney, WATCH Disney Junior, WATCH Disney XD, Twitch, iHeartRadio, and DramaFever. The Disney apps will give users access to titles like Girl Meets World, Doc McStuffins, and Star Wars Rebels. They do, however, require a login from a supported TV provider, and there are some (like Time …

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Netflix Launches Post-Play For Chromecast

Netflix announced that it has added its Post-Play feature to its Chromecast experience. Here’s how Netflix described the feature when it originally launched in 2012: When you finish watching an episode of a TV show, we’ll minimize the credits and tee-up the next episode. If you do nothing, the next episode will start to play in 15 seconds. You can …

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