The connected home has been quickly evolving over the past couple of years. Google is clearly committed to the effort and continue to offer more Assistant features and smart home products like the Nest Hub Max that is set to release September 9th. One of the early products in this evolution was the Chromecast Audio. […]
As you may or may not know, Chromecast runs a varied version of Chrome OS. Once we understood this little-known fact, we began covering Chromecast news here on the site. What you likely do know is Chromecast is Google's most successful consumer product and has become a staple of the smart TV in millions of homes.
You might have heard us talk about B&O speakers in HP Chromebooks – sometimes quite harshly, unfortunately – but that is because we expect a lot from the brand. Bang & Olufsen is not actually known for laptop speakers; they have made a name for themselves as makers of high-end speakers and televisions systems and […]
One of my favorite features in the Google Home app is Ambient Mode and the integration with Google Photos, which basically turns my living room TV and Nest Hub into a digital photo frame. I really like taking pictures with my Pixel 3 XL, and I take a lot of pictures, and with the Photos […]
Hard to believe but the OG Chromecast Gen 1 has just celebrated its sixth birthday. Released in July of 2013, the streaming dongle has changed the way millions consume media and laid the groundwork for not only multiple Chromecast devices but thousands of third-party cast-enabled products. Alas, nothing lasts forever.
The original Chromecast was released in July 2013 and was Google’s first smart home product, predating the Google Home smart speakers or Home Hub smart displays available to users these days. The inexpensive dongles allow you to stream or “cast” content onto your TV from your phone, tablet or computer and for the price, they […]
News surrounding Google’s Stadia game streaming platform is in full force with the latest Stadia Connect having recently aired and Google’s strong presence at Gamescom happening right now. We’re expecting to see more real-world hands-on coverage from the show in Germany, but what we’ve seen so far tells us that Stadia is legit, the game […]
As Disney prepares for the launch of Disney+, its new streaming service, the company announced this morning which devices and platforms will be supported for streaming when it’s released on November 12th. This news comes on the heels of other announcements about the service – like Chromecast support and a $13 bundle pricing option that […]
YouTube Music as a service actually launched all the way back in November of 2015. Sure, it wasn’t exactly the same thing it is today, but the bones of the music streaming service from Google have technically been around for nearly 4 years. Four years. Somehow in that vast amount of time, Google has still […]
To sweeten the deal for its upcoming Disney+ streaming, Disney has announced plans to bundle its three streaming services – which include Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ – for $12.99 starting on November 12th. As we reported back in April, the Disney+ streaming service will fully support Chromecast out of the box, which means all services […]
Google’s Chromecast isn’t a piece of home tech that has always been associated with gaming. You can use Chromecast to watch your favorite movie or show and it does have some fun tricks up its sleeve, but it was not built for game streaming. That is all going to change with Stadia – Google’s cloud […]
The Google Assistant is becoming more visual. With the release of smart displays last year, the Google Assistant is now available on a wide variety of devices at just a glance. Smart displays allow the Google Assistant to show you answers to your questions, making it easier to see the weather forecast or pick out […]
The simplicity of Google’s Chromecast is part of the reason so many people have decided to make it part of their home tech. Unlike other streaming consoles – like Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV – Chromecast does not come with a remote, so you are out of luck if your phone is in the […]