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Redbox Instant for Android updated with Chromecast support

Fans of Redbox Instant on Android will be very happy with the new update today. Head into the Google Play Store and you'll see Redbox Instant sitting at version 1.5.1. The update to Redbox Instant adds Chromecast support! Version 1.5.1 of Redbox Instant has added Chromecast support and...
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Google Drive now supports streaming presentations to Chromecast

Google has quietly updated the web version of Google Drive with support for streaming presentations to Chromecast dongles. After installing the Google Cast plugin in Chrome, simply fire up a presentation in Google Drive, and click the arrow next to "Present" in the top right corner. Then choose...
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PlayOn bringing 100+ channels to Chromecast

Get Comedy Central, NBC, ABC, and more on your Chromecast The popular media server PlayOn has announced today that their PlayOn and PlayLater services now offer support for Chromecast. PlayOn users will now be able to beam content from over 100 channels to Chromecast including NBC, ABC, Comedy...
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Google offering credit towards movie rentals with British Chromecast

A quick heads up to any Brits looking at getting a Chromecast soon that Google is throwing in a little Play Store credit for good measure. Currently advertised in the UK Play Store, if you buy and set up a Chromecast by July 15 Google will give you £4.99 towards a movie rental from the store....
Coachella on YouTube

Right now and all weekend: Coachella on Chromecast

This, folks, is what Chromecast was made for. Now that live events are able to be sent over to the big screen via Chromecast, you really have no more excuses. Coachella all weekend. Hours and hours of music. All from the comfort of your living room. Enjoy. Stream it at YouTube.com/coachella
Aereo to support Chromecast starting May 29th

Aereo to support Chromecast starting May 29th

Aereo, the service that lets you watch terrestrial over-the-air TV on other devices via the internet, has announced that its Android app will support Chromecast streaming starting May 29th. The functionality will come with an update to its app, which is currently in beta on the Play Store. While...
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Chromecast update fixes bugs, tweaks volume and improves networking

Google's Chromecast streaming dongle is getting a minor update starting today, according to the official release blog. Chromecast build 16664 includes persistent volume levels across viewing sessions, as well as improved support for the IPV6 networking standard and "improved DNS robustness." On...
BT Sport now streaming on Chromecast

BT Sport now streaming on Chromecast

The BT Sport app for both Android and iOS has been updated with support for Chromecast, just as we were told last week it would be. Apart from that, it's the standard "minor bug fixes" bringing BT Sport app for Android up to version 1.3.15. Of course, you'll need to be a BT customer, which means...
Too many remote controls

From the Editor's Desk: Department of Redundancy Department

Wherein our editor resigns himself to needing too many HDMI inputs to cover his streaming bases I don't want that much, really. Just to be able to stream All The Things to my living room receiver. Google content. Amazon content. Netflix. YouTube. Satellite radio, perhaps. I'm not cutting the...
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Koush shows AllCast mirroring to Amazon Fire TV

Apple TV, Fire TV and Chromecast. Three solid solutions for adding more functionality to the television. But what about the times when you're sat in front of the big screen and wish to mirror what's displayed on the phone to the TV itself? While all three products can achieve this, Koushik Dutta...
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Flixster movies app adds Chromecast support

The movie-tracking app Flixster had an update recently which added support to stream full shows and trailers to your big screen at home via Chromecast. The update also included the ability to load up movies onto the SD memory card, so long as it's a Samsung device. If you haven't tried it out...
Rhapsody

Rhapsody brings Chromecast support to Rhapsody and Napster apps

Rhapsody has added Chromecast support to both the Rhapsody and Napster streaming applications today, and now users can push their tunes right to their televisions. Rhapsody tells us that things will work exactly as you would expect. You queue up you music from the library of over 32 million...
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Chromecast in the UK getting BT Sports channels

You'll have to be a BT customer, but we don't have a release date yet It's only been a couple of weeks since the Chromecast made its way to the UK, and the content offerings for the little streaming stick have been increasing with rapid pace. The latest on the way is sports programming — yup,...
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Google Chromecast sold every 4.5 seconds at UK retailer on launch day

Google's Chromecast finally made it to European shores in recent weeks and it looks as if the £30 HDMI dongle has seen a pretty strong start. According to Giga OM, the Dixons group – owners of Currys PCWorld – in the UK saw a sale every 4.5 seconds on launch day resulting in a temporary sell out...
Chromecast support comes to Rdio and Crackle

Chromecast support comes to Rdio and Crackle

Whether it's the streaming music and playlists of Rdio, or Jerry Seinfeld driving vintage cars to get coffee on Crackle, you can now get it on your Chromecast. Both services announced today that they're bringing support for the Chromecast media stream to their services. Rdio's Chromecast...
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Vudu app updated with Chromecast support

Vudu brings another entertainment choice to your Chromecast with the latest update In early March we mentioned that the streaming video service Vudu was working to get Chromecast support baked into their Android app, and the recent update quietly did just that. Early reports and user reviews...
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Synology DiskStation NAS drives can now talk to Chromecast

Use the mobile apps to get your stuff from your drives to your TV Synology makes some pretty kick-ass NAS (Network Attached Storage) drives – the DiskStation – that make a pretty good storage hub for a home media collection. Now, they're making it even easier to get your content to your TV by...
Photowall

Google releases a Photowall app experiment for Chrome and Android

Google has a neat Chromecast application to show off today. Photowall lets you and your friends get together and display images right on your television. You can create a Photowall using your Android phone or tablet, or from your laptop using the Photowall Google Chrome Experiment page. Everyone...
BBC iPlayer

The future looks bright for the BBC and Chromecast

Audio only streams and support for BBC Sport app on the cards The UK finally has Chromecast, and with it came BBC iPlayer as a launch partner. Alongside this, the BBC's Chris Yanda, has been explaining why Chromecast support came about and what lies ahead. And it's all good news. One of the...
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Chromecast and BT Homehub might not play nice, but there is a fix

Smart Setup needs to be turned off first A quick heads up for new UK Chromecast buyers that might be using it with a BT Homehub. The two might not initially play nicely together, with the Homehub prompting a "Smart Setup" wizard to display on the TV. There's no way to deal with it on the TV, but...

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