Chromecast

Buy a Chromecast for $30, get $20 in Google Play credit

Buy a Chromecast for $30, get $20 in Google Play credit

Google's Chromecast line has been getting some nice updates and features lately, which is making it a tempting buy for many people. Whether you're interested in the redesigned Chromecast 2 or the Chromecast Audio, now might be the best time ever to pick one up. Why? How does an effective price of $10 strike you?

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Chromecast gets live television via new Sling TV support

Chromecast gets live television via new Sling TV support

Those with a Chromecast will soon have the option to watch live television through the device, something made possible with Dish Network’s Sling TV service. On Tuesday, Sling TV announced that its mobile app for iOS and Android has gained Chromecast support, making it possible to cast live TV to the Google device. Those without a Sling TV subscription needn’t be disappointed however, as the company is dangling some incentives to get more users on board.

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Chromecast Audio Review

Chromecast Audio Review

Google's original Chromecast was a runaway success, and now the company is hoping to do for audio streaming what it did for video. The Chromecast Audio - launched alongside a new Chromecast Video - promises to bring traditional speakers and HiFi systems up to speed in the brave new age of streaming, and all for a bargain price of $35.

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Chromecast Review (2015): Utilitarian Smart TV Masterpiece

Chromecast Review (2015): Utilitarian Smart TV Masterpiece

The 2015 version of the Chromecast is just nice enough to want to upgrade from the original and certainly worth the cash for new users. Chromecast is, at its core, a doorway for your smartphone to access your TV. Like its predecessor (also called Chromecast), this device acts as the courier for content from the internet to your living room, allowing your smartphone (or tablet, or laptop) to act as the controller and the explorer. This version of the Chromecast is faster than the original and a bit more versatile as it works with a cord now instead of just a dongle.

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iFixit’s Google Chromecast teardown reveals simple, heat dissipating dongles

iFixit’s Google Chromecast teardown reveals simple, heat dissipating dongles

As iFixit has been known to do, they've subjected another new tech device to their detailed teardown process. This time it was Google's new Chromecast 2015 and Chromecast Audio streaming dongles. The double teardown revealed that there's little to complicate the devices, and while repairability is close to nil, that doesn't play much of a factor here, as iFixit explains. They didn't apply their usual scoring system, since "These devices are essentially a board in a box."

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Amazon banning Apple TV and Chromecast sales over Prime Video

Amazon banning Apple TV and Chromecast sales over Prime Video

Amazon is banning sales of Apple TV and Google Chromecast, flexing its retail muscles to push its own Prime Video service. The news, revealed to third-party vendors in an email today, is being billed by Amazon as a move to reduce confusion among customers who might expect any set-top box or media adapter included in the online catalog to be compatible with its own on-demand services.

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Chromecast Audio and Chromecast 2 hands-on: smart media double-down

Chromecast Audio and Chromecast 2 hands-on: smart media double-down

Today we see the tiny vinyl-record-looking device known as Chromecast Audio launch alongside the Chromecast 2nd-gen. Both devices are hockey-puck looking devices, both made of strong plastic and designed to be out-of-the way - but look good if they happen to be spotted. While the original Chromecast was a dongle attached immediately to an HDMI port, with no concern for the crowded plugs around it, this generation the Chromecast duo both have slightly more extended connections - they know they're not the only devices sticking out of your TV or your speaker system.

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Chromecast 2 and Chromecast Audio revealed by Google: everything goes smart

Chromecast 2 and Chromecast Audio revealed by Google: everything goes smart

Today the Chromecast has been redesigned and detailed by Google in three new colors - Coral, Lemonade, and Black. This device has its own HDMI cable and a magnet to keep the cable stuck to the device when not in use. This device has "significantly improved Wi-fi support". This device has a new set of antenna inside for optimum connectivity for Wi-fi for ultra-quick connectivity. This is one of two new devices being shown today by Google's Chromecast team - the other goes by the name Chromecast Audio.

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Google event tomorrow: what to expect

Google event tomorrow: what to expect

Tomorrow we'll be at a Google event that's sure to flip the script on their Nexus program as well as Chromecast - just for starters. This event will be the launch site for Android Marshmallow. This is the next big software update for Android, bringing about a new operating system face that'll look relatively similar to the last face. Functionality will change, of course, mostly on the two new Nexus smartphones the company has yet to reveal.

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Chromecast Audio tipped to rival Sonos on a budget

Chromecast Audio tipped to rival Sonos on a budget

Google is readying not one but two second-generation Chromecast media streamers for imminent launch, new rumors suggest, with one focused on music. While leaks earlier today indicated the new Chromecast would be a faster, more circular dongle than its stick-like predecessor, subsequent tipsters speaking to 9to5Google suggest it's actually one of two products in the pipeline.

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What Google needs to make Chromecast 2 a hit

What Google needs to make Chromecast 2 a hit

After a leak of images earlier today it's become apparent that a Chromecast 2 is on the way from Google. This device would do battle with the new Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV - or would appear to, to those that've never used one before. If this new Chromecast 2 device were to do battle with the "smart tv" units on the market today, what might it need? Does Chromecast need to change at all to continue to find users? Yes and no

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Next Chromecast tipped to be faster, more circular

Next Chromecast  tipped to be faster, more circular

The Google Chromecast was an unexpected miracle of a product the proved to be more than just a one hit wonder. Now more than two years old, the little streaming dongle continues to have appeal and has become something that others want to emulate, leading to a new generation of "computing on a stick", well, sticks. It is, however, due a refresh, and it seems that Google thinks so, too. Later this month, the company is tipped to unveil the 2nd generation, which is promised to be faster all around and more rounded too.

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