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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...
Chromecast

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...
Flixster for Android

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...
Google Chromecast

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,...
Chromecast

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...
Chromecast

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...
Chromecast

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...
Chromecast

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...
BBC iPlayer

BBC iPlayer ready to roll with Chromecast, no update required

The BBC did indeed build the functionality into a recent update We recently heard from some folks who'd been digging through the BBC iPlayer app that Chromecast support had been built in ahead of a launch in the UK. Turns out that was indeed correct, and as of today the app is 100% ready to cast...
Dayframe

Dayframe makes Chromecast slideshow free for all users

Prime upgrade $0.99 for a limited time With version 2.3 of Dayframe, out now in the Google Play Store, we're treated to a couple of new features, but best of all everyone gets Chromecast support for free. Free version users will get no time limits or ads interfering with their pictures, but...
Chromecast

Chromecast also available from Currys/PC World + Amazon in the UK

Stores selling Chromecast for £30 Google's Chromecast streaming dongle launched in a raft of new countries early this morning, including the UK. But if you don't want to wait the extra couple of days for delivery, the device is also on sale at Currys and PC World. Both stores are now listing the...
Chromecast

Chromecast now for sale in Canada, UK and 9 countries across Europe

Millions of new users to get their first taste of Chromecast today It looks like the Chromecast is now available in the new countries slated for support by Google, as the clock has struck midnight in the E.U. Users in Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain,...
BBC iPlayer

Chromecast support looks destined for some British TV apps

BBC iPlayer and BT Sport apps have Chromecast references buried within While still unofficial, Google's Chromecast looks set to launch this coming week in the UK. Folks are rightfully excited and wondering which of our local apps might be updated with support for it. Android Central Forums...
Chromecast

Chromecast looks set to hit UK shelves on March 19

Stocks arriving ahead of imminent launch The latest in the UK Chromecast release saga finally sees what looks to be an accurate release date. Following yesterdays news that stock was arriving at Currys PCWorld stores, Android Police has obtained an image of an internal Dixons Retail – the owners...
Chromecast

Chromecast set to go on sale in the UK soon

Stockpiles at high street retailer show impending UK launch on the cards Google's Chromecast is a hotly awaited item outside of the U.S. but according to this picture tweeted to us yesterday, UK buyers might be getting their hands on them pretty soon. The image shows stocks of Google's HDMI dongle...
Google updates the Chromecast app

Google updates the Chromecast app

Google today updated its Chromecast app with a few new features: Namely, the app's now available in some 50 languages, works better on Samsung devices, and there are some new Chromecast settings and bugfixes. Snag the update at the link above.

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