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Google offers Chromecast users three free months of All Access

Google has is celebrating the one-year anniversary of everyone's favorite dongle, Chromecast, by offering up All Access subscriptions free for 90 days. That means current Chromecast owners can forego the $9.99/month fee and rock out for three months straight, saving $30 in total. If you pick up a...
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Republic Wireless offers free Chromecast with Moto X purchase

Republic Wireless is offering customers a free Google Chromecast if they purchase a new Motorola Moto X smartphone online from the no-contract wireless carrier. At the moment, Republic Wireless is selling the Moto X for $299.99 in black or white with the free Chromecast, which is normally...
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BBC Sports Android app adds Chromecast support and more

The BBC Sports app for Android has been updated today with a few new features, most notably a way for the app to connect to a Chromecast HDMI dongle for the first time so that live and on-demand video from the app can be streamed from a smartphone or tablet to a big screen television. In...
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How to mirror your Android screen with Chromecast

Some of the most popular devices out there today can get in on this great new Chromecast feature — we'll show you how Now that Google has finally flipped the switch to enable full-on screen mirroring of your Android device to the Chromecast, everyone is eager to get up and running to project...
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Proper screen mirroring via Chromecast now working on stock Android devices, others with updated app

Several popular devices supported in this first 'beta' rollout of the feature Update: The updated version of the Chromecast app is now available in the Play Store, enabling other supported devices that aren't running stock Android to get in on the screen mirroring fun. Grab an update to the...
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Closed captioning support now available for Chromecast

The Chromecast platform has been updated today to support closed captions across the board, coinciding with an update to the Google Cast SDK that lets developers include closed captioning in their apps and cast-able media. With the updates today, those who properly provision their media to...
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Google Chromecast now supports Presto in Australia, offers free trial to new subscribers

Google Australia has today announced that Chromecast owners in the region will be able to check out and enjoy a wide range of movies with support for the Presto app on Android and iOS tablets. Presto not only provides access to some of the newest hits available, including Grown Ups 2, The...
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Chromecast mirroring will blast any Android display to the big screen

One of the sexier announcements at Google I/O 2014 today was for Chromecast display mirroring. This will allow Android phones and tablets to push their live view out to the TV wirelessly; that means apps don't need to specifically add Chromecast support anymore, and you can have an easier time...
Chromecast to allow casting without being on same WiFi network

Chromecast to allow casting without being on same WiFi network

Google today introduced at Google I/O an impressive new feature coming to Chromecast in the future, where you'll be able to cast content without having to worry about being on the same WiFi network. It's all done through the cloud but allows you all the same functionality as if you were connected...
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Chromecast 'Backdrop' lets you customize slideshow content for your TV

Google is dramatically expanding the capabilities of the Chromecast, and part of that expansion is a new feature called "Backdrop" that shows beautiful imagery on your TV when it is not actively casting content. Starting this summer with an update of the Chromecast app, you'll be able to open the...
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PBS Kids, Daily Burn, and Deezer get Chromecast support

Hey Chromecast owners, PBS Kids, Deezer, and Daily Burn are now all big-screen friendly. PBS Kids offers a whole bunch of cartoons and educational programming for the young'uns, and recently just got their own Apple TV channel too. Deezer is a well-established streaming music service and cloud...
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Mozilla set to take on Google Chromecast

Mozilla is set to take on Google's Chromecast with their own device powered by Firefox OS. Details on the unannounced streaming stick have been leaked and a video of the UI has been made. Chromecast is a little streaming stick that you can plug directly into the HDMI-port on your television....
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YouTube live events can now be streamed to Chromecast via mobile devices

Google has allowed Chromecast owners enjoy YouTube live streams as they happen through a PC, but now the company has enabled this feature for mobile devices too. Simply browse to a live stream in the YouTube app and hit the cast button, which will work its magic in the usual way. While the...
Lynda's Android app adds Chromecast support

Lynda's Chromecast support brings learning to the big screen

Lynda has updated its Android app to bring learning to the big screen. Adding Chromecast support to Lynda's Android app, you can now see Lynda's content on your HDTV with Google's Chromecast dongle rather than on the smaller display of your phone or tablet. In addition to Chromecast support,...
Chromecast comes to Brazil at a steep price

Chromecast comes to Brazil at a steep price

Google's Chromecast is now available in Brazil, but customers will have to pay a much higher price for the device than in other parts of the world. While other countries can get the dongle at a relatively low price, like $35 in the U.S., £30 in the U.K, Brazilian customers will have to shell out...
WatchESPN, MLS Live, and Google+ photos come to Chromecast

WatchESPN, MLS Live, and Google+ photos come to Chromecast

Another batch of excellent Android apps are now supporting Chromecast, allowing you to beam all sorts of sports coverage to the big screen. The WatchESPN app and Major League Soccer are the biggest names to join the ever-growing ranks of Chromecast-supporting apps. As you might expect, access to...
Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Chromecast now available in more European countries

Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Chromecast now available in more European countries

Google has greatly expanded the availability of their mobile products. The Nexus 5 smartphone, Nexus 7 tablet, and Chromecast have each added new countries to their lists. The Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 can now be purchased in Norway and Switzerland. The big winner here, however, are potential...
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Chromecast on sale in Japan from May 28

Good news this morning for folks over in Japan, that Google is finally making the Chromecast available there as of tomorrow, May 28. Announced on Google's official Japanese blog, the Chromecast will cost ¥4,200 and will be available in the Google Play Store, Amazon and other retailers. The...
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Chromecast now available in South Korea

After launching the streaming device across the E.U. in March, Google has announced that the Chromecast will be available for sale in South Korea starting today — the first time the dongle has been made available in Asia. In addition to the ability to cast content from iOS, Android, Mac and...
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Developer does what Spotify won't and puts your music streams on your Chromecast

Spotify famously said it has no plans to support Chromecast, but that hasn't stopped one Android developer from coming up with a solution. Spoticast is the work of NOP Developments and while it's not perfect – yet – it provides Spotify Premium subscribers with at least one method to get their...

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