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Chromecast app update aims to fix discoverability issues

OK, folks. If you've got a Chromecast but have had issues getting it to connect to certain devices, it's time to update your Chromecast app. Google's put forth some new code that should fix some discoverability problems. Looking through our ever-busy Chromecast forums, it looks like this should...
Android Central

Ask AC: Do I have to have a Wifi-enabled TV to use Chromecast?

Nope. Just an HDMI port and a nearby power plug. Have a Chromecast question? Ask it in our forums!
Chromecast

The Chromecast is for sharing and isn't secure by design

Aslowe writes in the Android Central forums, Is anyone aware if there are any plans to add security to this? Either by Google or maybe a developer working something? I am using some of these for information monitor purposes at a restaurant I do IT work for. One of the employees "accidentally"...
Chromecast

Chromecast balks at super-long Wifi passwords

Here's an interesting one from yubeie in our Chromecast forums: The Chromecast was successfully purchased and installed, but it wouldn't connect to the Wifi network. The culprit, it seems, was yubeie's 128-freakin'-character password. (A bit of which you can see here.) "Could not communicate with...
Android Central

Chromecast all the things: Koush working on functionality to Chromecast everything in CM

Casting any media may soon be a reality in CyanogenMod We've seen that Koush, the application developer and Android hacker everyone knows and loves, is working on all sorts of cool stuff for the Chromecast he picked up. We're glad, because who better to crack it wide open and see what it can do...
Chromecast

Ask AC: Do you leave your Chromecast plugged in all the time?

It's a burning question that's heating up our Chromecast forums: Do you leave your Chromecast plugged in all day? (We'll pause as the groans subside for that pun.) But, really, do you leave your Chromecast plugged in all day? Here's how I do things.
Netflix

Netflix updated to address issues with Android 4.3

If you were experiencing issues running Netflix on your phone or tablet with Android 4.3, you'll want to grab this one. Netflix has been updated, and the words everyone wanted to hear are in the change log: Fixes and optimization for devices running Android 4.3. On the new Nexus 7 HD, this...
ERMAGERD Chromecasts

Announcing the winners of our Chromecast-a-day giveaway

Congrats to the lucky seven! We fell in love with the Chromecast the minute we got one in out hot little hands, so we had to give some away. We did just that last week, and our Chromecast-a-day giveaway was a rousing success — especially for the seven lucky winners.  We know that everyone wants...
Google TV versus Chromecast

The basics: How Google TV differs from Chromecast

A Chromecast may be exactly what you need in your living room, but it's not a Google TV replacement While many of us have our Chromecast dongle, and are happily playing with them and sending content to our televisions, there are plenty of folks who have some very valid questions about what the...
Apple and Chromecast

My Apple TV with Airplay 1, Google Chromecast 0

Android Central Forums member danrad55 felt a little let down after learning that for as awesome as Chromecast is at this point, it can't stream live events. He writes: I was looking for some help "Chromecasting" the LIVE Lollapalooza Concert from Chicago with my new Google Chromecast via...
Chromecast and Moto X

From the editor's Desk: Chromecast a go-go

I think I just saved $500 by spending $35. I'll most likely be canceling my Xbox One subscription this week. It's not that I wouldn't love to have one — I loathe that aging, noisy beast that's currently in my living room. But it's getting harder and harder to justify that much money on some that's...
Chromecast-a-day

Chromecast-a-day: The final dongle

This is it, folks. The final offering from our weeklong "Chromecast-a-day" contest. We've given away a half-dozen already, and today rounds it out. To enter to win, just leave a comment on this post. That's it. We'll pick from entries through midnight PST tonight. We've got a little catching up to...
Chromecast-a-day

Chromecast-a-Day: Let's double up for Friday

Whoopsie. Someone kinda got distracted by all this Moto X stuff and forgot to post Thursday's contest. My fault. So let's double up on Friday and give away two more Chromecasts! Just leave a comment on this post. We'll shut things down at midnight PST and pick a couple winners soon thereafter....
Chromecast

Chromecast getting its first OTA, you don't need to do anything

Performance, reliability and security are all improved in the coming update. The Chrome Releases blog has announced a scheduled over-the-air update for the Chromecast will begin pushing out in the next few days. The update is said to improve reliability, security and performance — things that we...
Chromecast-a-day

Chromecast-a-day: And then there were four

OK, boys and girls. We're in the home stretch now. Just four Chromecasts remaining on our desk, and one of them can be yours today. We're declaring this "No-hoop Hump Day." To enter to win, just leave a comment on this post. We'll collect 'em through midnight PDT (anything after that won't count)...
Chromecast

Developer demos Phone-to-Chromecast video streaming

Koushik Dutta shows streaming of video through the gallery app, but a public release isn't on the cards just yet ClockworkMod developer Koushik Dutta has stepped in to plug one significant feature gap in Google's Chromecast dongle. At the moment Chromecast allows content to be streamed directly...
Lollapalooza

Watch Lollapalooza 2013 as it streams live on your Chromecast

Experience all the sights and sounds direct from Grant Park through the magic of YouTube If you've got your hands on Google's newest gadget, the $35 Chromecast, this weekend you'll have a great way to put it to the test. Lollapalooza 2013 will begin streaming Friday, August 2 and carry through...
Chromecast-a-day

Chromecast-a-day: We've got five left, and one is yours!

Slowly but surely, we're making our way through a week's worth of Chromecasts. We've got five of Google's $35 media streamers left here, and one of them can be yours! To enter, pay attention and do the following: Using only your left ring finger, leave a comment of no more than 73 characters on...
Chromecast.

Chromecast review

Did this $35 dongle just make Google a player in your living room? We think so Chromecast came out of nowhere and got a lot of people excited about what it had to offer. Everyone had been expecting Google to do something with the idea that was born in the Nexus Q, but the media and the public...
Chromecast-a-day

Chromecast-a-day: Win one of our 6 remaining Chromecasts

Welcome to Day 2 of our inaugural Chromecast-a-day giveaway! If for some reason you've been living under a rock, Google's $35 high-def video/music/browser streamer became a nearly instant best-seller, so we're celebrating by giving away one a day for the rest of the week. To get in on today's...

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