Google Cast App Rebranded to Google Home, Different Icon and Everything

We hope you didn’t grow too attached to the Google Cast rebranding for the Chromecast app, as it is now going through yet another branding change. In a new update that will soon hit all users, the app’s name has been changed to Google Home, cementing its purpose as the go-to application for users of Google Cast and the soon-to-be-available Google Home device.  (more…)

Google Announces the Chromecast Ultra, 4K and HDR for $69

Announced today, the Chromecast Ultra has been made official by Google. Priced at $69, the Ultra is capable of delivering 4K streams with HDR, thanks to updated internals. Essentially, the Ultra will do everything your standard Chromecast is capable of, with exception to the high quality streaming. You can still cast YouTube videos, music, watch Netflix, and everything else.  (more…)

Here is the Chromecast Ultra, Google’s New 4K Stream Machine

October 4 is going to be a big day for both Google and tech enthusiasts. Not only are we expecting Google to show off its first Pixel phones, the Pixel and Pixel XL, we won’t be shocked if they unveil pricing and availability for Google Home, and introduce Google WiFi routers and a new Chromecast. That new Chromecast is said to be called the Chromecast Ultra and the folks at VentureBeat have given us pictures of it (above).

Ooooooh. Mmmhmmm. That’s nice.  (more…)

DEAL: Chromecast Audio is Just $25 Right Now ($10 Off)

Before Google launches the next version of the Chromecast, thought be called Chromecast Ultra, they are hosting a deal on the Chromecast Audio that has shaved $10 off the retail price (dropping it to $25). That’s easily the best price we have seen to date. Most discounts on Chromecast devices are $5, since they are already reasonably priced at $35.

As a recap, the Chromecast Audio wants no part of your video needs. Instead, Audio wants you to attach it to your old unused speakers to try and bring them back to life. Chromecast Audio works the same way as a regular Chromecast, in that you open apps (like Google Music) on your phone and Cast their content on over, but again, it’s an audio-only experience.

Links:  Best Buy | Google Store

Reports: Google Home and Chromecast Ultra Pricing Revealed, Google WiFi Router Also Coming October 4

Hey, fun spoilers on a Friday! We have two new reports out of Android Police that dive into Google’s plans for October 4 outside of Pixel phones. According to their reports, Google Home and the new Chromecast Ultra (4K version) have been priced, plus Google has a new router ready to take over our homes, called Google WiFi. We can independently confirm that Google does indeed have have a new router in the works.  (more…)