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Google assures Stadia controller wireless feature will evolve

Google assures Stadia controller wireless feature will evolve

In the excitement around Google's rather novel game streaming service, few people may have been able to read the fine print regarding the Stadia controller. Granted, the details about its wireless functions probably won't deter gamers from jumping on the new platform but some still would have preferred that Google was more upfront about the controller's limitations. The company is now indeed breaking its silence to leave some hope for the future of the Stadia Controller.

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Google Stadia Controller wireless function only works with Chromecast Ultra

Google Stadia Controller wireless function only works with Chromecast Ultra

You might be excited over Google's promise of PC gaming anywhere on any device, in which case you might be pretty excited for Stadia's launch on November 19. Maybe you've even invested in a Founder's Edition bundle to get the best TV gaming experience. If you were, however, hoping to experience Stadia from your Pixel phone or Pixel Chromebook, there is one caveat you might have to keep in mind: you will need a USB cable to use that Stadia Controller on those devices.

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Amazon Prime Video finally casts to Chromecast and Android TV, YouTube now on Fire TV

Amazon Prime Video finally casts to Chromecast and Android TV, YouTube now on Fire TV

At long last, and hopefully forever, Google and Amazon's video-centric product and services battle seems to be at an end. Amazon Prime Video is now able to utilize casting with Chromecast and Android TV. So supposing you've got the Android Prime Video app, and a subscription to Amazon Prime, and an Android TV and/or Chromecast device, you'll now be able to tap one and watch a show on the other.

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Google and Amazon don’t hate each other anymore

Google and Amazon don’t hate each other anymore

For years now, Google and Amazon have been embroiled in a feud that saw the services of one company removed from the platforms of the other. Back at the beginning of last year, for example, Google decided to block devices like Fire TV and Echo Show from accessing YouTube. Amazon, meanwhile, has restricted its Prime Video app on Chromecast and Android TV. It was a particularly petty retail war that ultimately gave consumers fewer options, but today, it seems to be coming to an end.

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Chromecast Audio is officially discontinued and fully sold out

Chromecast Audio is officially discontinued and fully sold out

Earlier this week, a Reddit post claimed that Google Support had confirmed plans to discontinue Chromecast Audio. The poster reported that they'd ordered a Chromecast Audio for Christmas, but that it had been cancelled by Google with discontinuation as the reason. That was an unofficial claim, but things changed today with confirmation from Google that Chromecast Audio is officially over.

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Chromecast has officially returned to Amazon

Chromecast has officially returned to Amazon

In a move that's been a long time coming, Chromecasts are finally available through Amazon's store once again. This ends a three-year Chromecast drought on Amazon, which was the result of a long-running feud between the two companies. While the hatchet probably hasn't been buried entirely, it seems that the two companies are beginning to put their differences behind them.

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Chromecast gets Google Home speaker group syncing for audio

Chromecast gets Google Home speaker group syncing for audio

Google has updated Chromecast with the ability to sync to Google Home audio groups. The new functionality enables users to tie together both televisions and speakers in their home, expanding the number of devices that can be used to play audio. When synced to a speaker group, a television with Chromecast will play the same audio as the speakers.

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The big Google Pixel day: All the prices and release dates

The big Google Pixel day: All the prices and release dates

Google wasn't short on new products today, and adding to the confusion the Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel Slate, Home Hub, and other devices aren't all shipping at the same time. If you've been trying to figure out just when your credit card will take a beating, how much it'll be for, and when you'll see the fruits of treating yourself, we've got you covered. Read on for the key availability and pricing details.

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Google Chromecast 3rd-gen brings new design, multi-room audio

Google Chromecast 3rd-gen brings new design, multi-room audio

Joining its more exciting announcements today, Google has also taken the wraps off its latest and greatest Chromecast model. The third-generation version of its casting device sports a clean new look with a simple 'G' logo, though features and form factor largely remain the same. The company did slip a couple notable changes into the new model, though.

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Smart TV Kit is Google’s next Home Mini, Chromecast bundle

Smart TV Kit is Google’s next Home Mini, Chromecast bundle

With just a week left before Google's big hardware event of the year, all the leaks and even official teasers are falling into place. Unless there is actually no notch on the Pixel 3 XL, there might be nothing to surprise us when the actual reveals come. Especially thanks to leaks like this that leave no stone unturned, even product bundles that seem to offer nothing new until you take a closer look.

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3rd Gen Chromecast sold early, spoils Google surprise

3rd Gen Chromecast sold early, spoils Google surprise

Google's big October Pixel 3 event may not be for another week, but the 3rd Gen Chromecast we're expecting to see debut there has already shown up in the wild. The new version of Google's streaming TV adapter isn't meant to make its official appearance until October 9th, but it seems more than one retailer has pulled the trigger early.

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A new Google Chromecast should fix streaming hiccups

A new Google Chromecast should fix streaming hiccups

A new Google Chromecast is in the pipeline, with the specs of the updated streaming device previewed in recently-revealed test filings. Expectations for the streamer are fairly low, though if you've found yourself frustrated by wireless hiccups when trying to beam higher-resolution video it might still be enough to tempt you into upgrading.

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