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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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

Vudu Chromecast support 'coming soon' along with updated Android app and website

Streaming control will be available for Android, iOS, Windows and Mac Although there hasn't exactly been a flood of new services supporting Chromecast after the official SDK was announced, Vudu is ready to throw its hat into the ring. Vudu, if you're not familiar, streams TV shows and videos...

Get on the Google Cast beta track with new Chrome extension

Public beta available for developers and those who like living on the bleeding edge A quick heads up for Chromecast fans everywhere, that Google has released a public beta track of the Google Cast extension for Chrome. It's aimed at developers working with the newly released public Chromecast...

Koush teases Android mirroring to Chromecast

Flappy Bird on your TV Now that the Google Cast SDK is out in the open, developers are free to conjure up all kinds of ways to take advantage of Chromecast, Google's inexpensive streaming dongle. And today developer Koushik Dutta, of CyanogenMod and AllCast fame, has teased an implementation...
House of Cards

House of Cards season 2 now available — Will you be watching on Android?

Entire second season can be streamed on Android, the web or via Chromecast Today is Feb. 14, and we all know what that means — that's right, season 2 of Netflix's acclaimed political drama House of Cards is now available to stream online. The entire 13-episode run was pushed live at 12:01 a.m....

Chromecast reportedly hitting the UK as soon as March 1

An official release outside the U.S. may finally be about to happen Ever since Google first launched Chromecast, those of us outside the U.S. have been waiting with bated breath for news of an official launch. Now, according to the folks at The Next Web, the UK might be seeing a release as soon...
Android Central

Dayframe 2.0 refreshes UI, adds Chromecast support

Streaming, other features require $2.99 'prime' upgrade A quick heads up that Dayframe — which quickly became one of our favorite image viewers last year, showcasing photos from the likes of Faceook, Flickr, Dropbox, Google+, Instagram, 500px, Twitter and others — got a pretty major refresh...
Android Central

Rdio and Beats Music looking at adding Chromecast support

Meanwhile Spotify doesn't seem too interested We're going to hear about a ton of apps with added Chromecast support in the coming weeks and months, but a couple of big names have already shown their interest. On respective Twitter accounts, both Rdio and the newly launched Beats Music both...

Google Chromecast SDK released to developers, Google Play Services updated as well

Devs now able to start making 'Google Cast-ready' applications on Android and iOS Google has announced the availability of the Google Cast SDK for all developers, opening the floodgates to devs wanting to incorporate Chromecast support into their Android and iOS apps, or web content through...
Chrome OS

Chrome OS adds new window switching, shows which tabs are casting and making noise

Never be confused as to which of your 30 tabs is making a racket The latest build of Chrome OS (in the stable channel) is bringing a whole grouping of new features to all Chrome devices, save for the Chromebook Pixel (for now). First up is a new window switching feature, which can be accessed...
Android Central

Cast ye olde yule log this Christmas

It's just not the Christmas season without streaming a roaring fire on the telly. Or, more specifically, using Chromecast! And the Chrome YouTube channel has put together a sweet playlist of fireplaces, burning wood, and Nerdist lasers.  Yes, lasers. Enjoy. Cast all the things.