It seems like Chromecast is finally getting kicked off in terms of development, with developers using the SDK left and right to update their apps to support the HDMI dongle. What we’ve all been waiting for, though, is native Android mirroring to Chromecast similar to Apple’s AirPlay feature for iOS. It looks like we’re now one step closer, with famed developer Koushik Dutta having updated his Mirror app to support the streaming stick in a very beta way.
Google is all about service integration. First, we saw Google+ being integrated into everything that they owned. Next up was Google Now, something that Google is still working on integrating into not only phones, but desktops and Chromebooks. In an unsurprising move, it seems now that Google is giving Chromecast the same love, and trying to work Cast into every device that they can touch. The latest Chrome Beta build for Android is the latest to have been visited by the streaming media fairy. (more…)
Once Google released the SDK for Chromecast, developers everywhere were able to get their hands on the code, and figure out a way to integrate their apps with the streaming dongle. We definitely expected larger applications to bring this service to their users like VUDU is working on, but any developer (large or small) can do so, as shown by the developers behind Solid Explorer. (more…)
VUDU, a service that offers newly-released movies and TV shows through its website, is about to get Chromecast streaming support. If you don’t know about VUDU, the company currently offers the largest selection of movies in 1080p the day they are released on DVD. If you know Netflix and other streaming services, then you’ll know that it sometimes takes quite a while to see those new titles pop up on their servers. (more…)
While Chromecast is great for casting YouTube and Netflix to your television, some forget it’s also a very capable mirroring device; any PC user running the Cast extension for Chrome can beam their screen to the streaming stick.
Unfortunately for a few folks, that functionality hasn’t quite been up to par. Thankfully, that might soon change with Google’s announcement of a public Cast beta. (more…)
Ever since Google introduced Chromecast app compatibility to all sorts of new developers starting in December, I have found it to be one of my favorite tech products all over again. But now that it is truly open to everyone, with the SDK released to the wild, I think the sky is the limit in terms of new apps, new functionality, and new ways to experience this amazing HDMI dongle.
So in case you haven’t yet purchased a Chromecast, we thought Amazon’s new price might grab your attention. For $30 and free standard shipping, you can have Google’s dongle (lulz).
When the Chromecast SDK was finally released to the public earlier this month, we knew right away that we were going to see some cool things. One of the first things to be released with this new SDK was Koush’s updated AllCast app that allowed local media streaming. It seems he isn’t done just yet though, and released a short video teasing screen mirroring from your Android device to the big screen. (more…)
With the public release of Google’s Chromecast SDK, an onslaught of app updates to support casting was inevitable. Take photo slideshow app Dayframe, for example, which integrated cast functionality today.
While slideshow apps may be a dime a dozen, a slew of nifty features puts Dayframe a cut above the rest. Dayframe’s interface is sleek and modern, conforming to HOLO design guidelines. Navigation is made simple by the relegation of configuration options to two hamburger menus: one on the left for settings, and one on the right for saved “favorite” slideshows. (more…)