Chromecast

Chromecast getting sports apps, Google+ Photos support soon

Chromecast getting sports apps, Google+ Photos support soon

Chromecast is getting a touch sportier, and a lot more picturesque. Google has announced three more apps that will now support Chromecast, with two of them edging us toward World Cup bliss. WatchESPN, Major League Soccer, and Google+ Photos are all going casting.

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Redbox Instant Chromecast support is latest dongle streaming

Redbox Instant Chromecast support is latest dongle streaming

Google's Chromecast dongle is getting a new streaming option, with Redbox Instant landing on the HDMI stick. The functionality, new to v1.5.1 of the Android app, means a new Cast button that pushes the stream from your smartphone or tablet to a Chromecast on the same WiFi network, just as we've seen from YouTube, Netflix, and other services.

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Google Drive presentations get Chromecast support

Google Drive presentations get Chromecast support

Your office might be littered with devices — projectors, TVs, computers — but those days could be coming to an end. Google recently cobbled in Drive presentation support for Chromecast, making it easy to cast a slideshow from your browser. Previously available to a select number of testers, it’s now rolling out to all users.

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Hulu Plus remote control app hits Xbox One, PS3, PS4

Hulu Plus remote control app hits Xbox One, PS3, PS4

If you’re using Hulu Plus on your PlayStation 3, Playstation 4, or Xbox One, the team responsible for helping you control this situation are bringing some heat. There’s now a Remote Control app for Hulu Plus, allowing you to control what you see on your TV from your smartphone or tablet. It’s all very retro, when you think about it.

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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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