Chromecast


Google reportedly looking to add Chromecast integration to Nest smart speakers

Google is reportedly working on integrating its Nest Audio smart speakers with its Chromecast streaming devices. In a comment made to The Wall Street Journal for a feature on smart speakers, a Google spokesperson said that the company is looking to integrate its smart home devices, though they did not specifically mention which products. It […]

Google offers half price Netflix in new Chromecast bundle

Ahead of the holiday buying season, Google has partnered with Netflix to launch a bundle of its new Chromecast device and the streaming service. The new Chromecast with Google TV streaming device launched at the beginning of October with a RRP of US$49.99 as the first major iteration on the Chromecast range in seven years. […]

Google launches new Chromecast and Google TV 

Google has launched a new updated Chromecast device with a remote control and a new Google TV interface. The device is officially called Chromecast with Google TV, and serves as the range’s first major update in seven years. The biggest update is the inclusion of a remote controller – a long-requested feature and one which […]

Chromecast dominating down under 

Chromecast is Australia’s most popular digital TV service, a new study has found.  According to a report from market research company Roy Morgan, 12.1% of Australians own a Chromecast device. This is followed by Apple TV (9.4%), Foxtel Now box (7.7%), Telstra TV (6.7%), Fetch Mighty/Mini (5.5%) and other digital television services (4.5%). Google Chromecast […]

Prime Video and YouTube brought back to Google and Amazon products

Google and Amazon have restored their video services to each others devices after almost a year and a half of sparring.  In a statement sent out on Tuesday, Amazon announced the launch of the YouTube app for Fire TV, complete with support for Alexa. Almost simultaneously, Google issued its own statement announced support for Amazon […]

Simplestream adds offline viewing and Chromecast to VOD in a Box

OTT TV technology outfit Simplestream has added download for offline viewing and Chromecast integration across its mobile services to its VOD in a Box technology. Simplestream now provides Chromecast receiver apps, the ability to adjust download bitrates and custom retention periods; and video and audio download support on mobile- and tablet-supported OTT services. The company […]

Google rolls out updated Chromecast

Google has updated its Chromecast streaming player, promising a 15% improvement in hardware speed for the same price as the previous generation model. The updated Chromecast will support streamed content in 1080p resolution at 60 frames per second, offering what Google described as “a more lifelike image”. It will also work seamlessly with Google Home […]

IDC: Amazon leads streaming device market in Q2

Sales of digital media adapters like Amazon Fire TV and Google Chromecast grew by 26.8% year-on-year in the second quarter, according to IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Smart Home Device Tracker. Amazon’s line of Fire TV products led the market in Q2 2018 with close to 5 million units shipped worldwide, according to the research. Google’s Chromecast […]

Conviva: Apple TV leads growth as streaming viewing hours ramp up dramatically

Growth in viewing time on Apple TV devices in the first quarter of this year outpaced all other devices by almost two times, according to data analytics outfit Conviva’s All-Screen Census Report Q1 2018. According to statistics from Conviva’s customer base, Apple TV saw 709% increase in viewing hours year-on-year in Q1. During the same […]

VLC 3.0 launches with added Chromecast support

VideoLAN, the outfit behind VLC, has launched a new version of the open source video player that includes support for the Chromecast streaming device along with the ability to play HDR video, 8K content and 360° video. VLC 3.0, also known as Vetinari, enables 4K and 8K playback, 10-bit and HDR video, 360° video and […]

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