VideoLAN’s VLC to support Google Chromecast

Video technology specialist VideoLAN has revealed that its popular VLC video player will support the Google Chromecast HDMI dongle, allowing VLC users to stream video and audio files from the VLC application to flat-screen TVs.  The addition of VLC to the range of options offering support for Chromecast will widen the device’s appeal, providing a […]

Cloudio TV launches mobile, tablet and Chromecast apps

Diaspora audience-focused OTT TV service Cloudio TV has launched new live streaming apps for Android and iOS mobiles and tablets and has added Chromecast support.  Cloudio TV CEO David Vargas-Racero said that the new mobile app offering will help the firm to reach “a new range of mobile focused diaspora communities in the Middle-East and […]

Orange planning to launch its own HDMI dongle

Orange plans to launch an internet-connected HDMI dongle in France, following trials of the product in the Romanian market, according to French press reports. According to financial daily Les Echos, Orange will launch product in France in April. However, unlike the Chromecast HDMI stick, which enables users to mirror content on other devices such as […]

Accedo updates VIA multiscreen solution

Accedo has launched version 2.0 of its VIA multiscreen solution, in a bid to deliver a “better cross-platform experience.” VIA 2.0 enhances second screen interaction, with full Chromecast support as well as integration possibilities for other technologies. The update lets viewers watch and manage video content continuously, even when switching between devices during video playback. […]

Chromecast hits one billion milestone, YouTube viewing time up 50%

Users of Google’s Chromecast streaming device have now ‘cast’ content more than 1 billion times, while viewing time on YouTube is up 50% year-on-year, according to Google. Speaking on the firm’s fourth quarter results call, Omid Kordestani, Google’s chief business officer and special advisor to the CEO, said that Chromecast usage per device has increased […]

Motive to add Chromecast integration to TabletTV

Motive Television is set to integrate Google’s Chromecast technology into its TabletTV apps, so that viewers with the device can ‘cast’ what they are viewing onto TV screens.  The new functionality will become available during the next two months via an update to the TabletTV app, according to Motive. The new functionality will work with […]

Firefox OS Matchstick dongle announces Flint, TV partners

Matchstick, a Chromecast-style streaming stick based on Mozilla’s Firefox OS, has announced the launch of an open video-streaming platform called Flint and agreed partnerships with Phillips and TCL.  Phillips and TCL will distribute Flint-enabled products including TVs, monitors, and set-top boxes, with the service designed to offer interactive streaming and screen-to-screen experiences, including two-way interactivity […]

Magine launches on Chromecast

OTT TV provider Magine has launched its service on Google’s Chromecast HDMI streaming stick in Sweden and Germany. Magine, which offers web delivered TV to phones, tablets, PCs and smart TVs – said that the Chromecast partnership will let viewers easily access its service on TV screens. Chromecast users can now ‘cast’ Magine to their […]

Google adds guest mode to Chromecast

Google has added a new ‘guest mode’ feature to its Chromecast HDMI streaming device, designed to make it easier for friends to cast videos to a TV without first being connected to the same WiFi network. Google said that the new feature means that Chromecast users don’t need to share their WiFi password with their […]

US homes have an average 1.9 connected TV devices

The average US home now has 1.9 connected TV devices, with ownership of this technology having grown by 28% year-on-year, according to Strategy Analytics. The research firm said that ownership of devices including smart TVs, smart Blu-ray players, IP-enabled game consoles and digital media streamers was up by 5% quarter-on-quarter in Q3 2014 and 28% […]

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