YouTube TV Subscribers Are Getting Free Chromecasts
It seems that Google really wants to keep its subscribers happy because according to reports, it seems that Google is sending out free Chromecast devices to those who have subscribed to its YouTube TV service. Unfortunately, it seems that this offer is only good for those who are already subscribed, so if you haven’t signed up yet, we’re not sure if you’ll be able to get it.
Google Unveils A New Chromecast With Google TV Built Into It
Google’s Chromecast is an easy way for users to sort of turn their TVs into smart TVs, where as long as your TV has a HDMI port, you can plug it in and run apps from a phone or computer and mirror it on your TV. However, for the most part, Chromecast was usually about mirroring the screen on another device.
Google Meet Now Available Through Chromecast
Last week, it was suggested that Google could be planning on replacing Duo with Meet. Given that Google has been working to integrate Meet into more of its products, such as Gmail, we can’t say we’re surprised if the rumors were true. Now it looks like there could be more evidence of this happening.
Google’s Upcoming Android TV Dongle Leaked
If you want to wirelessly stream content from your phone or computer to your TV, there are several ways you can go about it. One of those ways would be to use Google’s Chromecast, a HDMI dongle that lets you wirelessly cast content from your mobile device or computer to your television set.
Chromecast Ultra With Remote Could Be Announced Soon
One of the problems with the Chromecast series of devices is that if you wanted to control playback, you would need to do so directly from the device you’re casting from. This includes your phone, tablet, or computer. However, if the recent rumors are to be believed, Google could have a new Chromecast Ultra in the works that comes with a remote control.
First-Gen Chromecast Will No Longer Receive Major Updates
If you own the first-gen Google Chromecast, it could be time to start considering getting one of the newer models. This is because it seems that Google will no longer be issuing major updates to the first-gen Chromecast. Instead, the device will only continue to receive bug and security fixes in the future.
Hulu Re-Enables 4K Streaming For Chromecast Ultra And Apple TV
If you’re a subscriber to Hulu’s streaming services and would like to take full advantage of your 4K television, then you’ll be pleased to learn that Hulu has since re-enabled 4K streaming. The company had previously introduced 4K streaming but for some reason, in 2018 they decided to remove the option for users to stream in 4K.
Google’s Chromecast Audio Has Been Discontinued
While we’re seeing a rise in Bluetooth speakers, there are many audiophiles out there who might prefer using “regular” wired speakers with the belief that wired audio is better than wireless audio as far as quality is concerned. Google’s Chromecast Audio was a way for users to own a wired speaker system but also give users an option to stream wirelessly.
Chromecasts Are Being Hacked To Promote PewDiePie’s Channel
If you’ve been around the internet, more specifically YouTube, long enough, chances are you are familiar with YouTube personality PewDiePie. He is one of the platform’s top earners and safe to say that he probably doesn’t need more publicity. However some of his fans have taken it upon themselves to hack printers and websites to promote his channel.
Amazon Is Now Officially Selling The Google Chromecast Again
Amazon and Google are amongst the biggest tech companies in the world right now, so it’s not surprising that they see each other as rivals. In fact both companies kind of traded blows with one another when Google decided to pull YouTube from Amazon’s Echo devices, which later resulted in Amazon taking some of Google’s products down from its website.
Chromecasts Get Speaker Group Support On Google Home
These days we’re starting to see companies create connected speakers with support for multi-room audio. Being able to group these speakers and control them in a group makes a lot of sense, but for some reason, Google would not allow Chromecasts could not be grouped together, at least until now.
Google's 'Smart TV Kit' Comes With The New Chromecast
Google is going to unveil a handful of new products at its October 9th event. Most people are looking forward to the new Pixel smartphones but we’ll be getting more than the smartphones come next week. It appears that Google has put together a “Smart TV Kit” which will include the as yet announced new Chromecast.
Unannounced Chromecast Already In Stock At Best Buy
Google is yet to announce a new Chromecast. It would be the third-generation of its HDMI dongle that allows users to access apps and stream content on TVs. Recent reports had suggested that a new Chromecast is in the pipeline and it turns out that Best Buy is already stocking this unannounced product.
Next-Gen Google Chromecast Will Get Bluetooth, Improved WiFi
Earlier this year it was revealed that Google could be looking to introduce a next-gen Chromecast. The FCC filing at that time revealed that the device could be gaining Bluetooth and now according to a bunch of new documents that were recently made public, it seems to not only confirm Bluetooth, but also improved WiFi performance.
Google Home And Chromecast Are Down
If you’re facing problems with Google Home or Chromecast today, rest assured because you’re not the only one. Normal service is disrupted for many users across the globe. Google has confirmed that Google Home and Chromecast are down for “some” of its users and that it’s investigating the issue.
Netflix On Chromecast Now Lets Users Skip Intros
When you watch a TV show or a movie, there are usually intros that accompany them. This is to be expected for pretty much every TV show you watch. However it does sometimes get in the way if you plan on binge-watching as the intros can get a bit tedious and repetitive after 10 episodes or so, which is why Netflix started allowing users to skip them along with recaps.
New Chromecast With Bluetooth Support Possibly Coming Soon
The existing Chromecast dongle will be some three years old this September which means that it’s time for Google to launch a new model that’s more capable than its predecessor. According to a report, a new Chromecast is now in the pipeline which has support for Bluetooth. The unannounced dongle has actually been spotted at the FCC where it has made its customary stop to receive the appropriate certification.
Google Chrome Will Soon Let You Cast Local Files
Google’s casting functionality works like a charm when you’re casting a webpage, video or even the entire screen to a TV but there has long been one glaring shortcoming. It didn’t allow users to cast local files from the PCs to the TV using the Chrome browser. Google is going to rectify this soon and Chrome will allow you to cast local files in the near future.
VLC For Android Adds Experimental Chromecast Support
Google’s Chromecast is a nifty little tool that lets users mirror content on their phones onto their TVs. If you’re looking to make a presentation or show a video to a group of friends and don’t want them crowding around a tiny phone display, then Chromecast is one way you could go about it.