Telia makes streaming available to Google Chromecast

Nordic telco Telia has made its streaming video services available to Google Chromecast users. Telia is making its TV streaming services in Sweden, Finland and Denmark available on Chromecast devices, enabling users to view its content on TV screens using the device. Telia said that its stores in Sweden and Denmark, and Sonera stores in […]

Google Cast now ‘fully built into Chrome’

Google Cast is now fully built into Chrome, allowing anyone to Cast content to their TV “without having to install or configure anything”, according to the company. Announcing the move on its Chrome blog, Google said that when users visit websites that are integrated with Cast, the Cast icon will now appear allowing them to […]

IHS: over 8bn connected devices globally, Chromecast outselling Apple TV

There were over eight billion connected devices globally at the end of 2015, according to IHS. The analyst group’s Techology Connected Device Market Monitor found that there were over 8.1 billion connected smartphones, tablets, personal computers, TVs, TV-attached devices and audio devices at the end of last year. The number equates to an average of […]

Amazon CEO calls for ‘acceptable terms’ from Chromecast, Apple TV

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos called for “acceptable business terms” for its Prime Video service if the company is to resume selling Chromecast or Apple TV devices. At the Code Conference in California, Bezos responded to a question about why the Amazon store stopped selling the rival devices to its own Amazon Fire TV line of […]

Google Home reportedly to be based on Chromecast

Google Home, the small smart home device that Google plans to launch later this year, will be based on the same technology as its existing Chromecast HDMI dongle, according to US online news service The Information. According to The Information, citing an unnamed source, Google Home will be based on the same ARM processor and […]

Roku still most popular streaming media player

Roku is still the most popular streaming media player in the US, accounting for 30% of players sold in the year to March, according to figures compiled by Parks Associates. According to the research unveiled this week at INTX, Amazon is now running in equal second place with Google, each with 22% of the market, […]

Google rebrands Chromecast app as Google Cast

Google has rebranded its Chromecast application as Google Cast to reflect its ability to work across a range of devices in addition to its successful Chromecast HDMI dongle. According to Google, the updated app, which will enable casting of content from multiple devices to TVs, displays and wireless speakers as well as Chromecast dongles, will […]

Chromecast gaining ground on Apple TV in Europe

Apple TV remains the European leader in streaming devices but Google’s Chromecast is fast catching up, according to an analysis by Dataxis. According to the research group, Apple TV has 23 million active users globally, including seven million in Europe. Google’s Chromecast launched in Europe last year and had an installed European base of about […]

Google’s Chromecast takes 35% of global media streamer market

Google’s Chromecast continued to lead the standalone media streamer market last year, accounting for 35% of the 42 million unit sales, according to Strategy Analytics. The research firm said that Amazon, Apple, Google and Roku strengthening their combined grip on the fast growing category, accounting for 8 out of every 10 digital media streamer shipments worldwide […]

Chromecast continues to lead streaming device market

Google’s Chromecast led the global digital media streamer market for the fifth consecutive quarter in Q3, accounting for 35% market share, according to Strategy Analytics. The research firm’s ‘Global Connected TV Device Vendor Market Share: Q3 2015’ report said that global shipments of digital media steamer devices reached 9.2 million in the third quarter. Chromecast […]