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Google Assistant on the Phone Can Now Control Chromecast Music and TV Playback

When the Google Assistant was officially announced, many looked at it as a beefed up and more personal version of Google Now. This was a predictive virtual assistant that the company had been working on for quite a while and even released a new feature for it called Google Now on Tap, before replacing the...

You Can Now Select Default Cast Devices in the Google Home App

It seems that with the launch of the Google Home Max and Google Home Mini, that Google is starting to focus a lot on their smart home suite of products. Providing new features (at a cheap price point in the case of the Mini, at $49), such as the enhanced sound systems, Spotify integration and...

Google Cast Notifications are Broken for Apps Targeting Android Oreo, Google Promises a Fix

Google Cast is the service that Android uses to stream to a Chromecast. It allows you to put what's on your phone on a bigger and better screen so that everyone can see. When streaming to a Chromecast, a notification will pop up allowing you to control many aspects of media playback, such as track...

Google Prepares to Better Integrate Android Things with Chromecast in Android P

Earlier this year, we got our first glimpse at Android Things, previously called Brillo, along with several developer previews to date. Android Things aims to be an Android-based solution for embedded systems. As an OS for the Internet of Things (IoT), it's designed to work on systems with as low as 32 MBs of RAM....

Chrome OS Gets its Own Product Type for Chromecast

Chromecast started out as a side project for Google that quickly turned into the best selling hardware device the company sells. Over 3.8 million were sold in the first 12 months it was launched and last year at Google I/O we learned that the company had sold over 25 million units since its inception (and...

How to Permanently Remove the Google Chromecast Notification

The Google Chromecast can be incredibly convenient as it makes it quick and easy for you to instantly stream a song, video, or even just a picture from your device onto another device such as a TV or wireless speaker system. There aren't any wires to connect between your phone and the casting device, and...

Latest Oculus App Update Brings Chromecast Support to the Gear VR

While companies like Google have had to rely on the community to create VR content for Google Cardboard and Daydream, Samsung was able to launch the Gear VR with a lot of content on board from day one thanks to a partnership with Oculus. Not only was Samsung able to offer their customers a plethora of VR...

Chromecast’s Media Control Notification Can be Disabled Soon

A while back, Google added a new feature to their Chromecast/Google Cast technology that would make a notification with media controls appear when you played something on a Chromecast or Google Home device. While definitely a convenience for some, the downside here was the fact that this notification appeared on everyone's Android device that was...

Chrome’s Dev Channel Adds a Hidden “Media-Remoting” Feature for Chromecast

Millions of people use their Chromecast to watch media on their TVs, and many are doing this directly from a tab within Chrome itself. If the video service doesn't support Chromecast directly, you can simply cast the entire tab to the TV and then play the video in full screen mode. Google realizes this isn't...

How to Cast ANY Video/Playlist from the YouTube App to your Google Home

One of the most frustrating parts of dealing with any new Google product is the lack of features that one would think would be an obvious inclusion. Those of you who have purchased the Google Home are probably thrilled that the device can act as a Google Cast receiver, enabling you to choose your favorite songs...

Dish officially announces the AirTV Set-Top Box based on Android TV

Throughout the summer of 2015, some people noticed product pages for an unreleased device called the AirTV on various retail websites such as Amazon. We then started to see Dish Network apply for trademarks on the AirTV name which revealed that it was a collaboration between EchoStar’s subsidiary Sling Media and Dish’s Sling TV. Towards the...

Google is Reportedly Rebranding “Google Cast” to “Chromecast Built-in”

In what is said to be the result of the company's newly formed hardware division, it's being reported that Google is currently in the process of phasing out the Google Cast brand. This comes as a surprise since they recently started pushing this name once 3rd-party companies started selling products with the streaming technology built...
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