Need to connect a laptop to a TV? Maybe you want a bigger screen for watching movies, surfing the web, or making presentations, and here’s how you can do it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.