Chromecast

AllCast is getting an iOS port

AllCast is getting an iOS port

iOS users who feel left out of all the phone-to-device streaming fun might soon find solace from an Android developer. Koushik "koush" Dutta has revealed what appears to be a working port of his AllCast app running on iOS, expanding the reach of his casting ecosystem beyond the confines of Android.

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Chromecast turns one with 400m casting milestone

Chromecast turns one with 400m casting milestone

Google is marking the first anniversary of its Chromecast streaming dongle with some usage stats, as well as revealing a few teasing tidbits from the roadmap for the media stick. Chromecast users have hit the cast button over 400 million times in the past twelve months, Google says, despite recent reports that use of the dongle has declined.

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Rickmote Controller rickrolls all nearby Chromecasts

Rickmote Controller rickrolls all nearby Chromecasts

If you're using a Chromecast one day, only to have Rick Astley's Never Gonna Give You Up video start playing on its own, you now know who to blame. Dan Petro has posted a write up over on the Bishop Fox blog detailing the Rickmote Controller, a DIY project that your Chromecast-using friends and neighbors likely won't find as amusing as you do.

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Chrome for iOS updated, almost supports Chromecast

Chrome for iOS updated, almost supports Chromecast

Google has updated their iOS version of Chrome, bringing it to version 36. Among the alterations noted in the changelog are Chromecast support — sort of. The language is a bit fuzzy, and doesn’t really add up to iOS support for Google’s dongle at all.

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Google enables Android screen mirroring with sound today

Google enables Android screen mirroring with sound today

Google continues to add value to their Chromecast device, today bringing some power with Screen Casting to a select number of devices running KitKat. The version of KitKat you’ll need to be running is Android 4.4.1, while the device you’ll need to be running it on are listed below. This feature now also works with sound.

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Chromecast now mirrors your smartphone’s screen

Chromecast now mirrors your smartphone’s screen

Google’s Chromecast now has the ability to mirror your smartphone or tablet’s display instantly. First announced earlier this year at Google I/O 2014, Screen Mirroring will allow you to show whatever you’ve got on your small device on the screen of your television.

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Rolocule Motion Tennis uses a Chromecast for Wii-like fun

Rolocule Motion Tennis uses a Chromecast for Wii-like fun

If you thought that a Google Chromecast was only good for streaming over videos and music, think again. With a bit of out of the box thinking, game developers Rolocule was able to take Google's streaming HDMI dongle to turn your smartphone into something else, like a tennis racket for instance. A practical Wii machine, except for only a single game.

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Chromecast pairing without WIFI is doable using ultrasonic sounds

Chromecast pairing without WIFI is doable using ultrasonic sounds

Imagine a gathering at your home. A friend or relative excitedly wants to share a photo or video on your living room TV via Chromecast. Before you've managed to dig out your WiFi password, hand it over, and get the device connected, the magic of the moment is over. That soon will become a thing of the past, however, thanks to ultrasonic sound waves.

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Chromecast Backdrop gives your TV a personalized screensaver

Chromecast Backdrop gives your TV a personalized screensaver

Google's Chromecast streaming dongle is getting a new app for its downtime, with Backdrop turning the TV into a personalized screensaver. Kicking in whenever the Chromecast is idle, Backdrop curates a customized mixture of photos, famous artwork, and more.

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Android TV: Google aims for living room (again)

Android TV: Google aims for living room (again)

Google is rebooting its ambitions in the living room, launching Android TV. "In some ways, the TV space is not much different to the mobile space in 2006," Google pointed out, with smart TVs all having different interfaces, different sets of apps, and no cohesive ways for developers to create one app for all platforms. Android TV aims to change all that.

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Chromecast use declining in US, research reveals

Chromecast use declining in US, research reveals

Chromecast, the tiny dongle that was supposed to do big things, may not be on track for dominance. According to a new report, usage of the Chromecast has declined overall. Though 6% of households in the US have one, less and less are using it, instead turning to other mediums.

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Chromecast support heading to VLC

Chromecast support heading to VLC

Amidst recent news that Chromecast's support has extended to RedBox among other services, a tidbit of information appeared on the forums for media player VLC late last month letting users know it will soon join the list. When isn't known, but support for all desktop platforms and iOS is in the pipeline.

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