We’ve written about this ‘feature’ at Chrome Unboxed a few times and the responses are always polarized: love and hate. If you are unsure what I’m talking about, you can read more about it here. In a nutshell, Chromecast and Chromecast Audio sessions put a notification on any Android device on the shared network.MORE
Google I/O 2017 is wrapped up and in the books, but there were some very interesting items that surfaced over the course of the week in Mountain View. One of those is a new feature in Daydream that could help VR get a bit more social.MORE
Remember back a few years when the idea of a Chromecast was new? Remember how great it was when one of the apps you really liked finally got around to adding support for it? I do. I remember thinking how much simpler and cleaner this way of watching digital content on the TV was compared to what was currently available.
Fast forward and it feels like almost everything is ready to cast out of the box.MORE
Chromecast support is becoming near-universal across the streaming media landscape. If you’ve been looking for it, the Chromecast button in most video players is present from NBC to CBS, ESPN to MLB.TV. Even in smaller, embedded video players on random websites, you may find that cast button available.
Casting has become very, very widespread. Yet, there are still some holdouts, and Google is trying to bridge that gap.MORE
Late last year without any real notice, Google rolled out a new feature for Android that gives users a notification when something is being cast via Chromecast on the Wifi network they are on.
It seemed like it might be helpful, but it has been a real aggravation for many.MORE