All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Chromecast’

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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YouTube Gets Better For Chromecast

Google just announced a new feature that will make watching YouTube videos a little better for Chromecast users. You can now queue up videos to play as you watch. In an announcement on Google+, YouTube says: Are you casting from www.YouTube.com to your TV and lost in a sea of browser tabs? Good news, matey. Now you can keep playing …

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Google Launches Chromecast In Ireland

Google’s Chromecast online video streaming device has become available in the Google Play Store in Ireland, according to various people who have spotted it for sale. This comes after Google launched Play Movies in that country a couple weeks ago. Google announced availability of the device for Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and the UK in …

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