Google Cast

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’ […]

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 […]

Google adds Cast functionality to Fiber TV boxes

Google is due to add its Google Cast functionality to the TV boxes it provides to its Google Fiber customers in the coming weeks. In a post on the Google Fiber blog, Google said that it will start rolling out Google Cast – the same technology that powers its Chromecast streaming player – to all its […]

Polaroid partners with Google in smart TV move

Iconic camera brand Polaroid is making a push into the smart TV space, unveiling its first line of Google-powered, 4K TV models. The Ultra HD, LED televisions are due to start shipping this summer and will incorporate Google’s Cast technology, allowing viewers to ‘cast’ entertainment, movie and music content from their phone, tablet or laptop […]

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 […]