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Google Publishes November’s Cast SDK Release Notes

Along with the change log for the latest Google Play Services update, Google has also published the changes that went into the new Google Cast SDK update. The new update requires Google Repository revision 39, which is for version 10.0.x of Google Play Services. This brings some improvements to Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) scans, adds several improvements...

Best Apps You’ve Never Heard of: Dashboard Cast

There is a Raspberry Pi project that turns a mirror into a magic mirror that displays information, like news and weather. But what if you cannot stand to look at yourself in the mirror? Have no fear, with today's app you've probably never heard of you can create a dashboard of information on your ChromeCast....

How to Repurpose Android as a DIY ChromeCast

Over the last three days we've been taking an old device that is laying around collecting dust and repurposing it in a useful way. Today we show you how to make your own ChromeCast or Android TV device. This is accomplished using the apps Unwind Launcher and Tablet Remote. Check out this video to learn...

rCast Turns your Chromecast into a Stand-Alone Media Player

The advent of the smart TV gave us quite a few things to enjoy. It allowed us to consolidate (most) of our screen-on time on a single device (without the need to have side-by-side screens), and it has allowed us to do things on our TV's that we couldn't do before without the aid of...

Chromecast v1 Updated to Support Spotify

Spotify, the immensely popular music streaming service, has long rebuked efforts to integrate its platform with Google's Chromecast. However, with the introduction of the second generation Chromecast, Spotify announced that it would support all Chromecast devices. It should be noted that the Chromecast Audio requires a premium subscription with Spotify. If you're buying a Chromecast Audio...

Amazon Fire TV Stick vs Chromecast – XDA TV

There is no doubt that Amazon is a huge player in many markets, and they want to be a huge player in the mobile market as well. From the Kindle hardware and app to the new Amazon Fire TV, Amazon is big enough to play with Google in its own sandbox. But can it outlast...

Chromecast Family Games Launched, More Apps Get Material Design

"It is the calm before the storm." Truer words have rarely been spoken. Whether we're referring to an actual storm or a metaphorical one, the eerie calmness that precedes it does not go unnoticed. Sure enough, the months following Google I/O 2014 had little to no activity in the Android sphere, with Nexus 9 leaks...

Enable Guest Mode on Your Chromecast Today!

Back at the I/O 2014 keynote earlier this year, Google announced that a future update to the Google Chromecast would bring Guest Mode functionality to the budget-friendly media streamer. Once enabled, this feature will allow users to cast to a Chromecast without needing to be on the same WiFi network. Four months and a couple...

Spruce Up Your Home Screen with Chromecast Wallpapers

Android firmwares straight from OEMs usually have a rather poor choice of wallpapers available to select from. If you are looking for some good looking alternatives, you may want to consider downloading a wallpaper application or finding your desired background manually. Unlike Android, the Google Chromecast quite the opposite, shipping with quite a few beautiful images and pictures. If you weren't able...

Android L to be Called Lemon Meringue Pie? Google Chromecast Rootable Again! – XDA Developer TV

The Google Chromecast has become rootable once again! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend's news is the announcement of Android L potentially being called Lemon Meringue Pie and be sure the check out the article talking about the...

Google Chromecast Rootable Once Again!

Over the six months, the Google Chromecast has gained a considerable amount of official functionality. Ever since its SDK was released, there has been a flood of applications for Google's wallet-friendly media streamer have become available. But despite the official added functionality, there was still a divide between what official users could do and what users with root...

Enable Chromecast Mirroring from Any Device

Just two days ago, we talked about how the Google Chromecast gained beta support for Android device screen mirroring. This new feature, which was originally discussed in the Google I/O 2014 keynote, is made possible by the latest Chromecast Android app update and the recently released Chromecast 17250 firmware. While the newfound Android device mirroring capabilities are quite useful,...