Chromecast

Twitch Chromecast release live today

Twitch Chromecast release live today

Televisions around the world will now be able to access Twitch in a new way. While Twitch has been available on gaming systems, Android and iOS devices connected to TVs with HDMI or Miracast, and a variety of other oddities, today things get extra Google-y. Today Twitch hits Chromecast.

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Netflix rolls out Post-Play feature for Chromecast

Netflix rolls out Post-Play feature for Chromecast

Netflix is making a rather small update to its mobile app that adds a feature promised last June. Now those with Chromecast dongles on supported devices, yes that means both Android and iOS, can now take advantage of the almost continuous binge watching feature that is Post-Play, right from their smartphone to their TV.

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Dell Cast bridges Android and Tvs for a desktop experience

Dell Cast bridges Android and Tvs for a desktop experience

Dell is taking on the Chromecast, but it's giving the concept a more business-minded yet limited twist of its own. While the Dell Cast does plug into TVs and monitors via HDMI, the purpose isn't just to "cast" multimedia to a bigger screen but to turn your Android tablet into a desktop, complete with keyboard and mouse.

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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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