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Rooted devices can bring back volume control for Cast speaker groups

Sonos filed two lawsuits against Google in January 2020, saying the company stole its multi-room speaker technology and infringed on 100 patents. The United States International Trade Commission ruled earlier this month that Google had indeed infringed on Sonos patents, and with Google (so far) unwilling to pay for a patent license, the ability to...

Get the Chromecast with Google TV for only $39 today

The Chromecast with Google TV is the latest streaming player from Google, packed with the full Android TV operating system and a custom Google TV interface (which is slowly making its way to other TVs and players). There have been a few sales on the Chromecast with Google TV, and now it's discounted again to...

What is Chromecast: Explaining Google’s wireless streaming technology

If you have thought about picking up a dongle over the last several years to enable wireless streaming on your non-smart HDTV, there is an excellent chance you have come across Chromecast. It is essentially a lineup of devices by Google that allows you to stream media to your TV or AV receiver wirelessly. But...

Google Nest Audio and Chromecast with Google TV retail leaks reveal even more details before next week’s launch

Google recently started sending out media invites for its upcoming Pixel 5 launch event. In the invite, the company revealed that it would showcase the Pixel 4a 5G and the Pixel 5 at the event, along with a new Chromecast device and a smart speaker. While the company is yet to unveil any details about...

Google Chromecast with Google TV and Nest Audio smart speaker leak again before launch

In the not too distant future, Google will reportedly launch a Chromecast with Google TV and a Nest Audio smart speaker. We’ve seen evidence of both devices on more than one occasion over the last several weeks, and both devices have again been leaked courtesy of WinFuture. First up, WinFuture has obtained some clean product images...

Google Meet adds Chromecast support for video conferencing on larger screens

With the COVID-19 pandemic still a concern in many parts of the world, working from home has become the norm for many students and professionals. While most people rely solely on their phone or PC screen to video chat, Google wants to elevate the experience by adding a larger TV screen to the mix. Google...

Spotify for the desktop can finally initiate casting to Google Cast devices

Spotify isn't a perfect music streaming service, but it is easily one of the best options out there. One of the features that makes Spotify so great is "Spotify Connect." It allows you to open the app on any device and control the music wherever it's playing. Google Cast devices are included in Connect, but...

Google may revamp the Chromecast Ultra with Android TV and a dedicated remote

The Google Chromecast is undoubtedly one of Google's most successful hardware ventures. These little dongles have become incredibly popular thanks to their affordable price tags and ease of use. Google has revamped the little dongle a few times over the years, and the company currently offers two different models: A cheaper dongle and an Ultra...

YouTube gets remote and voice controls in the casting menu

Google's Chromecast and casting ecosystem have been incredibly successful for the company. By plugging in a very affordable device, you can "cast" videos from nearly any streaming app to your TV. One of the most popular apps for casting is, of course, YouTube, and now the Android app is getting more controls. The casting menu is...

Android TV adds a Data Saver mode for users in India, Files adds Chromecast support

There have been a few Android TV developments as of late and now Google is announcing some of their own. The company has announced new features that will roll out first in India and will be welcomed by anyone with limits on their Internet data. Google is bringing Data Saver to Android TV. Also, the...

New Firefox extension “fx_cast” lets you Chromecast videos from Netflix, YouTube, and more

For all the functionality that Google Chromecast brings to the table, casting content from browsers other than Google Chrome isn't one of them. Google officially supports streaming content from Chrome's browser tabs to Chromecast, and even makes it dead simple to do so. All you have to do is click the 3-dot Chrome Menu icon...

The OnePlus 6T, Google Pixel 2 XL, Google Home Mini, and more are on sale before Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day may not necessarily be a day that we associate with tech, but companies are trying to cash in on the holiday anyway. This Valentine's Day, companies such as Google and OnePlus want you to give the gift of technology to your significant other, with devices such as the OnePlus 6T, Google Pixel 2...