According to a new report, Google may be working with TV manufacturer Vizio to build Chromecast features into forthcoming TVs. As noted by Variety, the effort would eschew Google's Android TV platform in favor of Chromecast's simpler method of operation:
The new line of TVs, which could become available as early as this spring, won't feature any traditional smart TV apps. Instead, they will function just like Google's Chromecast streaming adapter, offering consumers the ability to watch online services like Netflix and Hulu on their TV sets, but with the streaming initiating from mobile devices.
This would be an interesting turn for Google, whose Android TV platform is already built into a number of TVs and includes casting support in addition to an on-screen interface and full-fledged apps. This new approach, however, would essentially result in building Chromecast into the TV rather than requiring an extra dongle.
Samsung has unveiled the Exynos 2200, and the chipset is the first to feature AMD's outstanding RDNA 2-based GPU. Samsung is touting "console-quality" visuals on mobile for the first time, and with the chipset set to be available in the Galaxy S22 later this year, let's take a look at what's on offer.
If you've been having trouble with Wi-Fi on your streaming stick, an Ethernet adapter may be a good investment. A wired connection avoids signal interference or bandwidth competition and gives your cast or stream priority access to data. Some adapters do just that, while others take advantage of the direct access to your Chromecast or Fire TV Stick to add other useful features.