Chromecast

Chromecast adds MLB.TV baseball as dongle services expand

Chromecast adds MLB.TV baseball as dongle services expand

Google's Chromecast has gained another service, with the streaming media dongle now adding live MLB.TV support for baseball games. As with other Chromecast integration we've seen, the functionality relies on the MLB app for Android and iOS, with tapping the "Cast" button squirting the video stream over to the TV instead.

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Chromecast gains Aereo: TV streamed to HDMI

Chromecast gains Aereo: TV streamed to HDMI

Google’s Chromecast device caused quite a stir when it was first released, turning the television into a "show me anything" display overnight. With a $35 price tag and integration open to any developer wishing to integrate, this little device is in thousands of homes across the world. Today the team at Aereo have made clear their intent to leverage that group of users.

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Chromecast code hints at future weather-based homescreen

Chromecast code hints at future weather-based homescreen

The Chromecast's home screen could be getting a more personalized makeover, according to code unearthed by a user on Reddit. In it, there are hints that Google could be adding a weather forecast option for the home screen, as well as some other more personalized options than what is currently offered.

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Chromecast support hits Rhapsody and Napster

Chromecast support hits Rhapsody and Napster

Starting today, the Android versions of the apps Rhapsody and Napster will be available for Chromecasting. This means that the apps themselves are able to attach to the Google-made dongle device for your television and "Cast" their content. Once you’ve sent the signal, your television will show the music track of your choice, and you’ll be free to continue doing what you wish on your smartphone or tablet.

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Amazon TV dongle tipped by Plex app drop

Amazon TV dongle tipped by Plex app drop

This morning not a few minutes before Amazon begins their latest keynote speech, it’s become apparent that Plex is joining in on the fun early. In a price-drop for the popular media server for Android, this app has been made more readily available on the Amazon app store.

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Chromecast adds Crackle and Rdio radio

Chromecast adds Crackle and Rdio radio

Google's Chromecast has gained two new streaming services, with Rdio's digital radio and Crackle's movie rentals both now squirting content to the HDMI dongle. The new additions bring 20 million songs from Rdio, and TV shows and movies from the Sony-owned Crackle, including Seinfeld and Drive.

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Chromecast support is now available for Synology DiskStation

Chromecast support is now available for Synology DiskStation

In late January, we mentioned that Synology was waiting for Google to give the approval on an app that would support streaming from the DiskStation using Chromecast, thought the feature was live in the DSM 5.0 beta. We were more than a little excited at the prospect of being able to stream content from the DiskStation storage devices to the TV. If you were excited at the thought of that, the DSM 5.0 update is available and out of beta now.

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Photowall for Chromecast makes TVs shared scrapbooks [Updated]

Photowall for Chromecast makes TVs shared scrapbooks [Updated]

Google has turned Chromecast-equipped TVs into collaborative media walls, releasing a new app for iOS called Photowall. Billed as a "Chrome Experiment" the app - which as of writing has no Android counterpart - allows multiple iPhone and iPad users to share photos with one TV, and then create a YouTube video of the whole thing for later sharing.

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Chromecast begins international trek in 11 new countries

Chromecast begins international trek in 11 new countries

True to earlier leaks and promises, Google has officially started shipping the Chromecast to territories outside of the US. Now interested buyers in 11 countries will be able to enjoy almost all the streaming goodness that this little wonder device has to offer.

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Chromecast surfaces in UK ahead of official launch

Chromecast surfaces in UK ahead of official launch

In recent weeks, it was made known Google's Chromecast would be arriving in the United Kingdom sometime this month, giving just about two weeks on the dot for an official launch to take place. Ahead of this, UK retailer Currys is showing the Chromecast on its website.

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Plex Chromecast support free from Beta

Plex Chromecast support free from Beta

This week the folks behind the media streaming app ecosystem Plex have announced that they’re finally out of Beta with Chromecast support. They’ve been testing Chromecast for several weeks now, releasing the Beta version of the app with compatibility for Plex Pass members only. Now that Chromecast support is finalized, Plex is offering it for free to all users.

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Google’s Pichai claims millions of Chromecasts sold

Google’s Pichai claims millions of Chromecasts sold

It's quite rare for Google to comment on sales, but now we're getting some idea how the Chromecast dongle fared commercially. This info comes from Google SVP Sundar Pichai himself who said at SxSW that the number of streaming dongles sold reached millions.

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