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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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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....
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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...

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