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Showtime Anytime, Starz Play and Encore Play apps now have Chromecast support

Google's Chromecast HDMI streaming TV dongle has now added support for three pay cable television Android apps: Showtime Anytime, Starz Play and Encore Play. Assuming your cable TV provider supports these apps, and assuming you are a paid subscriber to one or more of these channels already,...
Chromecast headed south of the border for 699 pesos

Chromecast headed south of the border for 699 pesos

In addition to snagging the Moto Maxx later this month, folks in Mexico will now be able to pick up a Chromecast from local retailers starting tomorrow. The streaming stick will set you back 699 pesos, and will be available from Best Buy, Liverpool, and Linea stores. If you live south of the...
Nexus Player

Weekly poll results: Who is trading the Chromecast for a Nexus Player?

Android Central readers love their Chromecast Earlier in the week we asked everyone about their plans to upgrade to a Nexus Player from the Chromecast. Now it's time to look at the results. This was actually closer than I thought it would be, with only 39.2-percent of responders saying they...
Mario Queiroz waxes poetic on the future of Chromecast

Mario Queiroz waxes poetic on the future of Chromecast

Remember that FCC filing for a new Chromecast? If that wasn't enough evidence for you, a second iteration of the device was just hinted at by Google's VP of product management, Mario Queiroz. We're still lacking details on what, if any, new features the second gen Chromecast could bring, but...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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Watch ABC and NPR One get Chromecast support

Two more apps join the Chromecast family today: NPR One and Watch ABC can now have their content beamed to your TV thanks to Google's handy little HDMI dongle. NPR One offers thoughtful talk radio on a wide range of subjects, tailored to your preferences. Chromecast support with NPR One...
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SnagFilms, RiffTrax, and Baeblemusic add Chromecast support via JW Player

JW Player, a company that has developed an HTML5-based video player, has announced that a number of content providers that use its software are now able to stream their clips on Google's Chromecast HDMI dongle. The company says: " JW Player is the only standalone web video player on the...
Latest Firefox nightly build includes Chromecast support

Latest Firefox nightly build includes Chromecast support

Mozilla, the folks who develop the Firefox browser, have bundled Chromecast support into the latest nightly build for Android. Users of the popular browser can cast tabs or videos from an Android device to any Chromecast on the same local network, using the Tools > mirror screen section in the...
Google+ on Chromecast

Google+ now lets you display your stream on the TV via Chromecast

The latest update to Google+ caught a few people by surprise today when it enabled a small Chromecast button in the interface, letting you toss your Google+ stream up to your TV. Though the Google Play changelog doesn't indicate the change, we're seeing a Chromecast button on our own devices and...
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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