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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-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...
Chromecast

Chromecast rooted, operating system detailed

The operating system looks to be a special blend of Google Chrome and Android; more work to be done. If anyone had any doubts, put them to rest because the Chromecast has been rooted. We're not surprised at this -- any device that runs an OS that accepts input will get exploited eventually --...
Chromecast

Chromecast-a-day: We're giving away 7 of Google's hottest product

There are seven days in a week. No so coincidentally, we've got seven brand-new Chromecasts just sitting here, waiting for good homes. And we also have the Netflix three-month-free discount codes that go with them. So, yeah. Let's give 'em away. One a day, actually, starting now. This one's open...
Chromecast on Youtube web

Chromecast tip: Broadcast Youtube videos straight from the browser

It's worth a quick reminder that Chromecast doesn't just mirror a browser tab onto your TV. You also can beam individual YouTube videos on over, same as you do from your phone or tablet. By now you've got the "Google Cast" extension installed, right? Once you've got it, just head on over to...
Chromekey

Chromekey ...

In case you had any doubt about its prerelease name. More in our Chromecast forums. Thanks, Explicit!
Chromecast

Chromecast dongle torn open, no unicorns or leprechaun dust found inside

Motherboards and heat sinks are what little Chromecasts are made of. With people everywhere getting their Chromecast units, you knew iFixit would be doing this soon. They've taken their tools and guitar picks and busted the thing open, and found out it's a pretty simple device. Turns out there...
Mario Queiroz

Did Google gloss over Chromecast needing USB power? Not hardly

A ... certain segment of fans ... have gotten it into their heads that Google played down the fact that Chromecast needs USB power to work. They are wrong. Here's Google's Mario Queiroz, describing Chromecast at Wednesday's event: "Once you take it out of its beautiful, clean box, all you have...
Chromecast

Chromecast three-month Netflix promotion ended on Day 1

'Overwhelming demand' causes Google to shut down limited-time offer quickly One of the biggest selling points of the Chromecast for many people was a promotion that Google offered for three free months of Netflix subscription with the purchase of the dongle. At just $35, factoring in the cost of...
Android Central

Watch the Nexus 7, Chromecast and Android 4.3 event all over again

And, if you're cool like that, you could even watch it on your new Chromecast. (Or in the all-new Android Central app!)

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