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Chromecast and Apple TV

Google is kicking Apple off my TV, and I couldn't be happier

It's no secret that I'm a cross platform kind of guy. It's also no secret that I use – and enjoy using – Apple devices day in, day out. Like the Apple TV. For about 18 months now I've had a happy relationship with the Apple TV. It's small, it's easy to use and it works like a charm in conjunction...
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The best Android apps for Chromecast

The Chromecast is a fantastic little device that has quickly made our TVs leagues smarter than they were before. Every day new Chromecast-friendly Android apps are beaming all sorts of new content to the big screen, and it's getting to the point where finding the really great ones can be a...
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Twitch, Disney, and others add Chromecast support to their apps

Twitch.tv, three Disney apps, iHeartRadio, and DramaFever have all been updated so you can beam great programs from your Android device to the big screen over Chromecast. Twitch lets you watch video games being played live, including popular titles like Dota 2 and Hearthstone. Disney has a...

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This week's sidebar poll: Are you swapping your Chromecast for a Nexus Player?

One of the coolest things we've seen in the past few weeks is the new Nexus Player. The consumer debut of Android TV brings a mix of Google TV and Chromecast, allowing you to do a bit more but also being a bit more intense (read: complicated) than everyone's favorite, the Chromecast. We think it'...
Chromecast Backdrop

Everything you need to know about Backdrop for Chromecast

Here's the lowdown on how to get fantastic looking Backdrop images onto your TV Google first announced Backdrop for Chromecast back at Google I/O, but has now finally flipped the switch and let us customize what images we see displayed by our Chromecast when it's in idle mode. There are a few...
Chromecast

New Google Chromecast passes through FCC, but you likely won't spot anything new

What appears to be a new model of Google's Chromecast has been spotted passing through FCC, but unfortunately it's a filing that will fail to excite many holding off for 5GHz Wi-Fi support and other features. In fact, H2G2-2A will not bring any noticeable improvements to the table, confirmed by a...
firefox

Firefox for Android updated with streaming video support for Roku and Chromecast

Firefox for Android will now let you stream video to the TV, and not just via Chromecast. The browser can shunt video out to Roku devices as well. Though Firefox has an uphill battle in mobile browsers when faced against Chrome, the inclusion of Add-on support is a huge differentiator. You've...
Backdrops for Chromecast

Backdrops for Chromecast can show personal photos and more

An update to the Chromecast app for Android will let you activate a nice screensaver for your TV populated with all sorts of web content. Backdrops can include Google+ photos, curated artwork, news and lifestyle pictures, and satellite imagery. If you're looking for more information, just crack...
Play Store

Play Store unsurprisingly renames Chromecast category to Google Cast

The Chromecast app category in the Play Store is unsurprisingly being renamed to the "Google Cast" section, getting ready for new devices that support the protocol. If you'll recall back to the announcement of Android TV, more and more devices are going to be supporting the Google Cast protocol...
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Chromecast support added for Slingbox owners who have Android smartphones

Chromecast owners who also have a Slingbox connected to their television should be happy today as Sling Media announced today it has added support to Google's HDMI dongle for Android smartphones. In a blog post, Sling Media stated: When paired with the Slingplayer app, you'll be able to...
Chromecast

Twitch, Disney, and others add Chromecast support to their apps

Twitch.tv, three Disney apps, iHeartRadio, and DramaFever have all been updated so you can beam great programs from your Android device to the big screen over Chromecast. Twitch lets you watch video games being played live, including popular titles like Dota 2 and Hearthstone. Disney has a...
netflix

Netflix adds Post-Play support to Chromecast from phones and tablets

Netflix has just announced that it has added its Post-Play feature to Google's Chromecast HDMI dongle for users who are streaming videos from Netflix's Android and iOS smartphone and tablet apps. Just in case you are not familiar with Post-Play, it lets users automatically watch the next...
NOW TV

Sky's NOW TV adds Google Chromecast support in latest update

Sky has updated its NOW TV mobile apps to add Google Chromecast support, enabling consumers to stream their favorite shows to a television and opening up a world of entertainment on a larger screen. What's neat about this latest update is that Sky is making it so the Roku NOW TV streaming box...

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