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Google Smart TV Kit will bundle a Google Home Mini and Chromecast

Google appears to have something in store for their home entertainment suite of devices as we can see in yet another leak ahead of their scheduled press event on October 9th. The Chromecast is getting a redesign that will be released to the masses soon, and now it appears the company intends to also include...

3rd generation Google Chromecast shows up with refreshed design

Android TVs are becoming increasingly popular, with the likes of Xiaomi launching a 4K HDR Android TV recently. OnePlus has also signaled its intent to launch a 4K Android TV in 2019. However, as of now, Android TV is still not ubiquitous as older televisions are still a majority. Google found the solution to this...

Google’s updated Chromecast with Bluetooth also has better 5GHz Wi-Fi

The Chromecast has undoubtedly been Google's biggest hardware success. For $35-70 you get a cute little dongle that plugs into the back of your TV and turns it into a Smart TV. The only remote you need is a smartphone. It's a simple concept executed very well, and now almost every home has one. A...

Alexa Cast is Amazon’s answer to the Chromecast Audio, but it only works with Amazon Music

One of the many great features you get with owning a Chromecast is the ability to cast pretty much any media you want. You can stream Netflix, YouTube, Spotify - even Amazon Music - directly to it. You can use an Amazon Alexa device as an audio-based Chromecast, but there's a catch - it only...

Chromecast’s wallpaper rotating feature adds a low-bandwidth mode

A Chromecast has many uses and they are connected to thousands of TVs across the world as their sole source of video output. When not in use, they display a carousel of wallpapers in the background. The date and time are superimposed over the backdrop, and it goes away when you start casting. This feature is...

Chromecast-like backdrop feature coming to Chromebooks with new wallpaper picker

Chrome OS has had a huge number of updates in recent months that aim to improve the user experience on Chromebooks. From the complicated such as on-device machine learning, to the simpler like third-party keyboard support, Google has been adding a lot recently. It's not just new features either, as touchscreen optimizations have been making...

A new Google Chromecast is on the way with Bluetooth support

Google experiments with a ton of products and services to varying degrees of success. However, few would argue that the Google Chromecast isn't one of the company's most successful products. The cheap streaming stick has turned millions of older televisions into media streaming devices. I have even convinced my less technologically savvy relatives to embrace the...

You can now ask Google Assistant to show YouTube video results before casting

The Google Assistant is smart, and it's only getting smarter with every update. It can do a lot for you, from setting alarms to rolling a magic 8 ball to even controlling your home through devices like Nest or Philips Hue. While it can do all of these things for you, sometimes the functionality it...

VLC 3.0 Adds Support for Chromecast, Samsung DeX, Android Auto, and more

VLC may have been late to the party when it comes to being a competitive media player for Android, but the work they've been doing lately has resulted in them catching up very quickly. A couple of months ago VLC for Android was updated to version 2.5 and it added a new dynamic user interface,...

VLC Beta for Android Adds Experimental Chromecast Support

The developers behind popular media player VLC recently pushed out an update to the app's Play Store beta channel, and it's a doozy. The newest Android beta (version 2.9.0) comes with a lot of features and changes, the most significant of which is experimental support for Chromecast. Google struck gold with Chromecast, an HDMI streaming dongle that lets...

[Update: Google’s rolling out a fix] Here’s Why Many Google Home and Chromecast Devices are Causing Network Issues

If you started experiencing Wi-Fi connectivity issues around the time you picked up a Google Chromecast or Google Home speaker, you're not alone. As recently detailed by engineers at TP-Link, there's a potential corollary between Google's "Cast" protocol and the instability of wireless networks over which it's used. Along with new beta firmware for the TP-Link...

Google Chromecast and Apple TV Products will finally be sold on Amazon again

Back in 2015, online retailer Amazon raised some eyebrows when they decided to remove Google and Apple's streaming devices, the Google Chromecast and Apple TV devices respectively, without previous notice from their online store. Their reasoning behind this decision was that they wanted to "avoid user confusion" that could be caused from users buying streaming...