Posts tagged as: Chromecast

Vizio’s New TVs Pack ATSC Tuners, Chromecast, Alexa Support and More

Vizio is bringing ATSC broadcast tuners back to its entire 4K TV lineup. The company is launching four new 4K smart-TV lines that feature more high dynamic range (HDR) formats, higher peak brightness levels in all but the entry-level series, more backlit local-dimming zones in select models to improve black levels, and its first quantum-dot […]

Verizon’s New Promo Let’s You Get Half Off Pixel 2 Along With Other Goggle Goodies

Verizon Wireless today announced a promotion that can score customers half off a new smartphone. Starting April 5, people who trade in their phone can get up to 50% off a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL, two free months of YouTube TV, a free Google Home Mini, and a free Google Chromecast. The promotion applies […]

Google Assistant on iOS and Android Can Now Manage Chromecasts

Google has made it possible for people to control media playback on their Chromecast devices through their smartphone. The new behavior is available via Google Assistant on Android and iOS devices. People can issue voice-based commands on their mobile phone to play music and/or videos directly on Chromecast dongles, whether the dongles be attached to […]

Chromecast Support Comes to the Gear VR Headset

  The Gear VR can now cast content from the headset to Chromecast enabled TVsets. A new software update from Oculus adds Chromecast support to the Gear VR. Selecting the new cast button will call up a list of nearby cast devices, allowing VR users to push their experience to TVs, monitors, and other devices […]

Google to Host Press Event on Oct. 4

Google late Monday sent invitations to members of the media for an Oct. 4 press event in San Francisco, where the Web giant is expected to unveil two new Pixel-branded smartphones. “October is coming,” Google tweeted last night alongside the hashtag “#madebygoogle” and a 30-second video showing the Google search bar morphing into the outline […]

Verizon Adds Casting Support to iOS go90 App

Verizon Wireless updated its go90 mobile video app this week, making it possible to push content from the iPhone to TVs via Apple TV and Chromecast. Verizon says the app has a new design with simplified navigation, and now more visibly curates video content based on category, such as action, comedy, drama, or reality. go90 […]

Google Dishes Stats for Chromecast, Play, Store, Google Photos Users & More at I/O

Google shared some updates on company stats today while kicking off its Google I/O developer conference including updates on Chromecast, active users, new Android phones, Google Play installs and more. In addition to showing off its new chatbot-style Google Assistant, Amazon Echo-like Google Homedevice, new Allo and Duo messaging apps, and Daydream VR platform, the company […]

Get a Free Chromecast When You Sign Up for 3 Months of Spotify Premium

Spotify has a nice incentive for music listeners who still haven’t signed up for its ad-free premium service. Between now and February 28, Spotify is offering users a free Chromecast if they sign up for three months of Spotify Premium, priced at about $30. There are a couple of small caveats. You’ll need to live […]

Chromecast Audio Now Supports High-Rez Audio

Google has updated its Chromecast Audio product with high-resolution audio and multi-room syncing. Google says Chromecast Audio can support music up to 96KHz/24bit for lossless playback. Chromecast Audio now lets people sync multiple devices in separate rooms so the same music can be played throughout the house. An updated version of the Chromecast app makes […]

Google Offers Plugin to Bring Games to Chromecast

Google has made a new tool available to developers that can help make their games compatible with Chromecast. Specifically, Google released the Google Cast Remote Display plugin for Unity. Unity is a gaming platform that supports mobile devices, and it serves as the framework for a large number of games. The plugin makes it possible […]

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