Google looks to be pushing forward in the high-quality streaming department. A recent update to the Chromecast Ultra has added a video smoothness feature to deliver the best quality video based on your hardware. The next step in the evolution has now occurred with the addition of HDR (high dynamic range) content to Google Play […]
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.
In a bit of an odd move 7 months ago, Google decided to add network-wide notification controls to Android and Chromecast devices. It is a simple idea, really. If you are on a network with any casted media occurring, everyone else on the same network gets a little notification with some basic controls for the […]
Best Buy has rolled out some killer deals when you purchase a Google Chromecast, Chromecast Ultra and Chromecast Audio. Multiple discounts on individual devices with extra discounts and even some bonus items are available. Here’s the lowdown. If you are looking to pick up a Chromecast audio, the media streaming dongle is on sale for […]
4K resolution is awesome. What once was a perk reserved for only the highest end displays and televisions is quickly becoming an industry standard. Google’s latest Chromecast device was designed with that exact quality in mind. The Chromecast Ultra can stream 4K content, when available, to the device of your liking and is barely larger […]
The guys and gals in the Google Pixel department have teamed up with Chromecast to let users showcase their best photos with Chromecast users around the world. Just in case you hadn’t heard of the feature, Chromecast’s Backdrop allows users to set custom content on their Chromecast-connected devices. Anything from photo albums to news, weather […]
It seems Google is intent on getting more Chromecast users renting movies from the Play Store. Just last month we made readers aware of a $.99 rental opportunity, and it looks like that deal is getting extended once again. This time around, the deal is similar but last longer. July 31st is the cutoff date […]
Do you use Chromecast or Chromecast Audio? Do you do so from a Chromebook? If so, you may have noticed a feature that is absent when compared with casting from an Android device. Volume Control For those who don’t cast too often or simply haven’t paid much attention, when you cast a video or audio […]
The ability to share my favorite apps with my Chromecast is becoming so common I almost expect this feature to just be there. One particular application, however, has surprisingly lacked the support. That is, until now. Cartoon Network recently updated their mobile app and have added native support for Chromecast. Now I can share my […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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, […]