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Amazon removes all listings for Chromecast and Apple TV
Amazon removes all listings for Chromecast and Apple TV
Amazon has removed all listings for the Google Chromecast and the Apple TV, taking down direct competitors to its own Amazon set-tops and streaming sticks. ...... 01 Nov 2015 - 1 comment
Google shows off new, updated Chromecast
Google shows off new, updated Chromecast
Alongside its bigger announcements, Google also unveiled a new second-generation Chromecast streaming dongle today. Design-wise, Google has ...... 30 Sep 2015 - 5 comments
Report: Spotify to support Chromecast soon
Report: Spotify to support Chromecast soon
According to a new report, Google is expected to soon announce that Spotify will be supported on the streaming dongle. Other companies have ...... 20 Sep 2015
Chromecast celebrates the second birthday with free music and movies
Chromecast celebrates the second birthday with free music and movies
Google has decided to offer once again freebies for Chromecast users. To celebrate the second birthday of Chromecast Google is offering free ...... 25 Jul 2015
VLC 3.0 will add Chromecast output support
VLC 3.0 will add Chromecast output support
Videolan has posted a changelog for the upcoming 3.0 version of the popular media playback software and among the changes is the addition of ...... 19 Feb 2015 - 1 comment
Google offers $6 in free credit to Chromecast owners
Google offers $6 in free credit to Chromecast owners
Google has started offering Chromecast owners $6 in Google Play credit. The search giant is marketing the credit as a Valentine's Day gift ...... 08 Feb 2015 - 2 comments
Chromecast 'guest mode' lets friends cast to TV without WiFi
Chromecast 'guest mode' lets friends cast to TV without WiFi
Chromecast has gotten a new Guest Mode that will allow Android device owners to cast to a TV with Chromecast without connecting to the WiFi network. ...... 11 Dec 2014 - 1 comment
Primecast, the app that brought unofficial Amazon Instant Video support to Chromecast, shuts down after two days
Primecast, the app that brought unofficial Amazon Instant Video support to Chromecast, shuts down after two days
Primecast, the Android app developed to bring unofficial support of Amazon Instant Video to Chromecast, has already been shut down just two ...... 09 Nov 2014
Say hello to the Amazon Fire TV Stick
Say hello to the Amazon Fire TV Stick
Amazon has announced the newest addition to their streaming lineup of devices: The Fire TV Stick. The HDMI streaming dongle will directly ...... 28 Oct 2014
Second generation Google Chromecast in the works as documents pass FCC
Second generation Google Chromecast in the works as documents pass FCC
Thanks to new documents that have passed through the FCC, it appears that Google is working on a second-generation Chromecast, although there ...... 19 Oct 2014
You can now customize Chromecast imagery shown on your TV screen when idle
You can now customize Chromecast imagery shown on your TV screen when idle
Google is now enabling Chromecast users to use their own photos or choose personalized sources of backdrops to be shown on the TV screen when idle. ...... 09 Oct 2014 - 1 comment
Microsoft unveils Miracast-powered Chromecast rival
Microsoft unveils Miracast-powered Chromecast rival
Microsoft has thrown its hat into the HDMI dongle ring, launching the Wireless Display Adapter (tad bland on the name there Microsoft) to take ...... 28 Sep 2014
Chromecast adds support for Twitch, iHeartRadio
Chromecast adds support for Twitch, iHeartRadio
Chromecast has added more support for popular streaming apps. As of this week, the HDMI dongle has support for WATCH Disney, WATCH Disney ...... 18 Sep 2014 - 1 comment
Popcorn Time beta 2.0 gives Android users Chromecast support
Popcorn Time beta 2.0 gives Android users Chromecast support
We received an email yesterday from pirated movie streaming service Popcorn Time, showing off the upcoming features of its 2.0 version beta ...... 13 Jul 2014 - 1 comment
Mozilla planning to take on Google with new Firefox OS-based streaming stick
Mozilla planning to take on Google with new Firefox OS-based streaming stick
Gigaom has reported on Mozilla's latest project, a media streaming HDMI dongle based on their Firefox OS. The device would rival Google's ...... 22 Jun 2014
VLC for iOS, Android getting Chromecast support
VLC for iOS, Android getting Chromecast support
VLC, one of the most popular media players for desktop and mobile devices, is on the verge of getting Google Chromecast support. VLC dev ...... 11 Jun 2014 - 1 comment
Aereo for Android gets Chromecast support
Aereo for Android gets Chromecast support
Aereo has updated their Android app to add support for Google's HDMI dongle Chromecast, as expected. The startup's service, which costs $8 ...... 06 Jun 2014
Chromecast adds new support for sports via Major League Soccer and WatchESPN
Chromecast adds new support for sports via Major League Soccer and WatchESPN
Google has announced extended support for its Chromecast HDMI dongle, including notable sports programming like Major League Soccer and WatchESPN. ...... 04 Jun 2014
Chromecast gets VUDU, Rdio and Crackle support
Chromecast gets VUDU, Rdio and Crackle support
Chromecast expanded its growing collection of supported services this week, with VUDU, Rdio and Crackle all supporting Google's casting dongle ...... 03 Apr 2014
Chromecast gets BT Sport as sales impress in Europe
Chromecast gets BT Sport as sales impress in Europe
By accounts, the foray of Google's Chromecast dongle into Europe has been a success thus far, as BT Sport joins BBC iPlayer in embracing it. ...... 01 Apr 2014
Google Chromecast getting Slingbox support in near future
Google Chromecast getting Slingbox support in near future
According to a Slingbox employee, the TV streaming service should be headed to the Google Chromecast "soon." The company is working on supporting ...... 27 Mar 2014
Google Chromecast now available in 11 new nations
Google Chromecast now available in 11 new nations
Google has confirmed that its Chromecast HDMI dongle is now available in 11 new nations. The device is now available in 11 more countries: ...... 20 Mar 2014
Google Chromecast going on sale globally in coming weeks
Google Chromecast going on sale globally in coming weeks
Google has confirmed that its popular Chromecast HDMI dongle will be headed to "many more countries" in the next month. Android/Chrome boss ...... 11 Mar 2014 - 9 comments
Android SDK updated, tons of Chromecast apps expected soon
Android SDK updated, tons of Chromecast apps expected soon
Google has updated their Play Services SDK this week, meaning tons of Chromecast apps should be on the way. The SDK has added support for ...... 15 Feb 2014
Chromecast SDK opened up to developers
Chromecast SDK opened up to developers
Google has announced that it has opened up the Google Cast Software Development Kit (SDK) for developers, allowing them to build Chromecast ...... 04 Feb 2014 - 9 comments
Motorola giving away Chromecast for free with unlocked Moto X
Motorola giving away Chromecast for free with unlocked Moto X
Motorola has sweetened the pot for its Moto X, adding a free Google Chromecast dongle with purchases of the unlocked device. The device costs ...... 10 Jan 2014
Google Chromecast gets major expansion with ten new apps including Plex
Google Chromecast gets major expansion with ten new apps including Plex
Google's popular $35 HDMI dongle Chromecast has just seen its largest expansion yet, ten new applications. Until now, the Chromecast only ...... 13 Dec 2013 - 13 comments
New Google Chromecast purchases to include Google Play credit
New Google Chromecast purchases to include Google Play credit
Google has begun offering $6 in Google Play credit with all new Chromecast purchases. From Black Friday until December 7th, the credit is ...... 30 Nov 2013
HBO Go now available through Google Chromecast
HBO Go now available through Google Chromecast
Game of Thrones fans received some great news this week as HBO announced that their popular HBO Go platform is now available through Google's ...... 23 Nov 2013
Startup PLAiR shows off new Chromecast rival with much more app support, features
Startup PLAiR shows off new Chromecast rival with much more app support, features
Video-streaming startup PLAiR, which last year released an HDMI-dongle very similar to what Google released this year, has now scrambled to ...... 02 Nov 2013
Chromecast adds Pandora streaming
Chromecast adds Pandora streaming
As promised, Google's Chromecast now has native Pandora streaming. The most recent update to the Android and iPhone app allow for the popular ...... 01 Nov 2013 - 1 comment
Chromecast app now available internationally
Chromecast app now available internationally
Google has finally made the Chromecast Android app available to international users of the device. The app should be available in the Google ...... 20 Oct 2013 - 1 comment
Amazon shipping Chromecast outside U.S.
Amazon shipping Chromecast outside U.S.
Amazon appears to be shipping Chromecast outside of the United States, despite Google not yet expanding the product beyond the territory. ...... 09 Oct 2013
Chromecast adds official Hulu Plus support
Chromecast adds official Hulu Plus support
Chromecast, Google's recent launched $35 Wi-Fi HDMI dongle, has added Hulu Plus support, a huge boost for the platform. Hulu Plus, which ...... 04 Oct 2013
VIDEO: Getting Started with Chromecast
VIDEO: Getting Started with Chromecast
Google has posted a short video showing Google Chromecast working with a tablet, phone, laptop and TV. Chromecast is basically another system ...... 20 Sep 2013 - 1 comment
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