Chromecast welcomed in 10 new supported apps this morning in an announcement from Google. Previously, Google’s HDMI dongle only supported 7 apps, with recent additions of HBO Go and Pandora helping up that number which had sat at a handful since the device’s launch back in the summer. We sort of expected others to join the party much sooner, but Google has remained mostly closed about Chromecast and 3rd party developers. That’s still mostly the case, as the new apps are all big names. But either way, at least you have 10 more reasons to put that $35 plug to work. (more…)
Still haven’t decided whether or not you want to join the dongle clan? How about a Black Friday weekend deal on the Chromecast that drops the device’s price to $29.99? Normally listed at $35 almost everywhere, you are looking at a $5 saving, which isn’t exactly some unbeatable deal, but Google is also tossing in a $6 Google Play credit with the purchase. (more…)
If you didn’t have your long-standing corporate discount axed by Verizon’s re-validation process over the last few months and a Chromecast has been on your list of must-haves, purchasing one through Big Red is probably a pretty smart idea at this point. Within the last day, Verizon began selling Google’s HDMI dongle to the tune of $34.99, the same price you’ll find it on Google Play, in Best Buy stores, or on Motorola’s site. That’s the standard price. (more…)
Motorola, a Google company, has taken to selling the HDMI dongle called Chromecast right on its website. The device is also on sale at Best Buy, Amazon, and on Google Play directly, but this move seems to point to the fact that Google is looking to pawn off the hardware just about anywhere they can. And if you own a company like Motorola, you might as well. (more…)
With Pandora recently receiving support on Google’s Chromecast HDMI media streaming dongle, along with Hulu Plus, we were all wondering when we would see HBO Go join the party since we saw traces of it during the device’s launch. Apparently we will be seeing it sooner than we had imagined. According to a Google support page for the Chromecast that lists out compatible apps and services, HBO Go is now shown sitting next to Pandora and Hulu Plus as the “new” apps to the ecosystem. (more…)
Thanks to screenshots uploaded to the Play store for the new Pandora 5.0 that was released yesterday, we sort of knew that the streaming service would soon receive Chromecast support. This morning, Google and Pandora made it all official. So yes, Pandora can now connect and stream through any HD TV as long as it has a Chromecast dongle attached to it. (more…)
So, I’m not exactly sure why there are five unopened Chromecast devices sitting on my desk, but I do know that they need to go away. And that means you have a chance to win one. Well, five of you have a chance to win one since there are that many sitting here.
Even though the price shock and impulse buy-worthiness of the Chromecast has disappeared a bit since launch, it’s still one of our favorite new tech products of 2013. The potential is here, we just need Google to open it all up. This is your chance to get in on that potential without spending a dime. (more…)