Chromecast


Google Play launches HDR movies for Chromecast Ultra

Google Play Movies & TV has become the latest online video provider to add support to HDR for TV viewers via its Chromecast Ultra device. Google will make HDR movies available in the US and Canada initially, and content will only be available via Chromecast Ultra, plugged into an HDR-compatible TV. The content is not […]

One in five US OTT homes now pay for ‘three or more’ services

One in five US streaming subscribers now pay for three or more services, with investment in original content increasingly cited as a key reason for signing up, according to a report by 451 Research. According to 451 Research’s quarterly Voice of the Connected User Landscape (VoCUL) survey, 19% of streaming subscribers are paying for three […]

Filmstruck adds Chromecast support

Turner’s recently launched subscription video-on-demand service, Filmstruck, has added Chromecast support. The US service, which offers arthouse, indie, foreign and cult films, is available now on second-generation Chromecasts and Chromecast Ultra models. Filmstruck said in a post on Facebook that a Roku launch is now “definitely a priority” on its 2017 roadmap. It also aims […]

Channel 5 launches My5 on Chromecast

Viacom-owned UK free-to-air broadcaster Channel 5 has made its My5 video-on-demand service available on Google’s Chromecast devices. The move will enable UK viewers with Chromecast dongles to stream My5 content from phones or tablets direct to their TVs. Content from across the Channel 5 portfolio of channels – Channel 5, 5Star, 5USA and viacom’s recently […]

Google changes tack on Chromecast branding

Google appears to have taken a decision to reverse an earlier move to bring the Google Cast brand to the fore by phasing out the latter name in favour of Chromecast, the name of its popular HDMI dongle. Google is now reportedly describing TVs and speakers with the streaming technology built in as ‘Chromecast built-in’ […]

YouTube adds HDR support as Chromecast Ultra starts shipping

YouTube has added support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) for videos on the platform. From yesterday, viewers can watch YouTube videos in HDR on supported devices including via HDR-enabled TVs with Google’s new Chromecast Ultra HDMI dongle. Support for HDR will be extended to YouTube viewing on Samsung SUHD and UHD TVs soon, the video […]

Facebook increases Chromecast integration

Facebook users will soon be able to cast videos from the social network to Chromecast-equipped TVs using Android devices. The update expands Facebook’s Chromecast integration with users already able to stream Facebook videos to Chromecast and other Google Cast-enabled devices from an iOS device or your web browser. “While you’re watching a Facebook video on […]

Google unveils 4K Chromecast Ultra

Google has unveiled a new 4K, ultra high definition version of its Chromecast streaming device, which will launch in November. The Chromecast Ultra includes advanced features like 4K, high dynamic range (HDR) and Dolby Vision support, faster speeds and WiFI improvements. Announcing the device alongside a raft of other products at a launch event in […]

Roku hails biggest device launch in its history

Roku has introduced five new streaming devices in what it described as the biggest player launch in the company’s history. The new device line-up introduces new entry-level options as well as high-end 4K and high dynamic range (HDR)-capable devices. The full product line consists of the Roku Express, Roku Express+, Roku Premiere, Roku Premiere+ and Roku Ultra and ranges in […]

Report: Google to launch 4K Chromecast, Home speaker next week

Google is reportedly gearing up to launch a new 4K version of Chromecast and its new Google Home speaker device at its planned October 4 event. According to an Android Police report, which cites two sources, the 4K Chromecast Ultra will retail at US$69 and Google Home at US$129. The devices will likely be announced […]