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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-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 ...

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

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 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!)
Android Central

Goodnight, sweet sphere ...

Today, your slightly creepy (but ever-awesome) light goes out for the last time. If you need us, we'll be in the Chromecast forums.

Chromecast setup and first impressions

It only takes a few simple steps and you'll be up and running with Chromecast and your favorite content Google caught more than a few people off guard Wednesday when it revealed Chromecast, a Chrome-powered HDMI dongle designed to bring the best content from any device to your TV. It doesn't...
Sundar Pichai

Editors' roundtable: Weighing in on Android 4.3, Chromecast and the new Nexus 7

This morning during a (relatively) intimate breakfast in San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood, Google unleashed what we'll call an Android fan trifecta. We got Android 4.3, an updated Nexus 7, and the Chromecast HDMI dongle, which takes the place of the aborted Nexus Q living-room media device....

Amazon says it's shipping the Chromecast today

Chromecast is what all the kids are talking about after today's Google event. And while Google Play isn't shipping for a couple more days, Amazon says it'll have the little HDMI dongle on your doorstep as soon as tomorrow, if you hurry. So check our our hands-on with the Chromecast, and hit the...
Android Central

Android Central 144: The Google event post-show!

Google officially unveils Android 4.3 Jelly Bean New Nexus 7 availability and pricing Google announces Chromecast: Bringing Youtube and Google Play Music to your TV The new Nexus 7 is official New Nexus 7 specs The new Nexus 7: Hands-on pictures and video Hands-on with...

Google Play Music, Movies & TV updated with Chromecast support

New streaming support for Google's content services Following today's Chromecast and Android 4.3 announcements, Google has updated its Play Music and Play Movies & TV services to take advantage of the new streaming capabilities. If you're one of the few people to posses a Chromecast dongle,...

Hands-on with the Chromecast: Pictures and video of Google's newest living room play

'The easiest way to watch online video on your TV' We've just wrapped up at the Google "Breakfast" event here in San Francisco where they announced among other things the Chromecast. This little Chrome-powered dongle is here as a simple way to "cast" content from your phone, tablet or laptop to...
Android Central

Google announces Chromecast: Bringing YouTube and Google Play Music to your TV

Google at its breakfast this morning announced Chromecast, bringing the Chrome OS to your TV. Plugs into your TV, powered by USB, and brings you all your favorite Google content. Born from the ashes of the Nexus Q, Chromecast is an HDMI dongle just a couple inches long. It connects, as you'd...