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Amazon finally starts selling Google Chromecasts again

There's a conflict of interest when companies end up spreading too wide. Amazon started off as an online bookstore but then shifted to selling many other things. This shift continued to expand as they became an entire marketplace for over 480 million products. However, they began to get into the product business themselves which, in...

Chromecasts can now be added to speaker groups in the Google Home app

If you own a lot of Google Cast-compatible devices, speaker groups is a handy feature. It allows you to combine devices into a group so you can cast to all of them simultaneously. The result is perfectly synchronized audio, which is great if you have a bunch of devices spread throughout your house. One thing that...

Google Home Hub Smart Display and refreshed Google Chromecast are official: Here’s what you need to know

Google is in a race with Amazon: A race to see which company will be the first to take over your home. At one end, you have Amazon Alexa and all the Alexa-enabled products. On the other end, you have Google Assistant and all the Assistant-enabled products. Amazon was first to market with an Alexa-enabled...

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...

Future Android version may support turning off the display while screen casting to save battery

The ability to cast a phone's screen to other devices like the Google Chromecast is an often understated feature. It can allow for a number of different types of content to be projected onto your TV screen. You can stream games, show off photos in your gallery, and a whole lot more. It's even possible...

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...