Today, Google is celebrating the birthday of Chromecast by announcing a handful of stats to show how popular their HDMI streaming dongle has become. At $35, the Chromecast is still one of the best values in tech, as it allows you to take all sorts of media and “cast” it directly to almost any screen. It is a fantastic tool.
According to Google, they have sold “millions” of Chromecast devices in this first year, have tracked more than 400 million casts, and are selling the device in 20 countries and 30,000 stores across the globe. I don’t know that any of us saw this dongle becoming such a big seller, but like I just mentioned, there is incredible value there. It was sold out for months on Amazon and Google Play when initially launched before Google could catch up to demand. One year in, I would say that Chromecast has been a surprise success. (more…)
To our friends across the globe, we have news on a Google Music and All Access front to share. If you live in Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru or the Ukraine, you now have access to both of Google’s music services. Yep, you do. (more…)
In case you needed a reason to pick up a spare Nexus 7 (2013) or two, Google is offering fairly good incentive for residents of the US.
From now until September 30, you can get 3 free months of Google Play Music All Access with the purchase of a Nexus 7 through the Play Store. Only customers who aren’t subscribed to All Access or who haven’t already activated a free trial before are eligible. (more…)
Just a quick heads-up to the international crew, once again, but yesterday during all of the LG G3 festivities, Google made some of their services and devices available in new countries. Items like the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013), plus Chromecast and Google Music All Access can now be enjoyed by new parts of the world. (more…)
Like music, but would rather not pay for it? Sonos has the deal for you. From now until July 5, you can get 6 months of Google Play Music All Access for free with the purchase of any Sonos player.
The timing of the promotion is impeccable, as Sonos recently added support for Play Music and All Access to its Sonos Controller for Android. The latest update integrates Play Music into that app’s universal search function, and allows you to beam tunes from Google’s service to one or many Sonos speakers. (more…)
The country that introduced the world to the first walkie talkies, pagers, and butter tarts can now access Google’s All Access through Play Music. Starting today, Canada has the ability to stream a library of 20 million songs with no ads right to their Android devices, all for the low monthly cost of just $9.99. (more…)
Welcome to another edition of our feature requests. Last time, we asked Motorola to tweak its Active Display features to be a bit more like AcDisplay, to make things a bit easier to use. Today, our request focuses on Google Music All Access. We are humbly asking Google to let us get other people involved, because as The Beatles once said, we all get by with a little help from our friends. (more…)
Since the launch of Google Music, the only way for users to upload music was through a separate desktop application. If you used that application, you might know that it’s not the most intuitive thing ever created, and sometimes, would bog down your entire computer while it uploaded tracks.
Today, Google is looking to fix this issue, with the release of a new Lab which allows for the uploading of songs right from your Chrome browser. (more…)