To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Google is offering $6 in Google Play credit for free to all Chromecast owners, with hopes that you would put the money towards a romance comedy to help seduce your special someone. While the gesture is appreciated, you can take the $6 and spend it however you would like – on games, apps, music, etc. (more…)
During Google’s Q4 earnings call, the focus was shifted momentarily to the success of Chromecast. Google’s HDMI dongle, which has been on the market for a solid year and a half now, is still bringing in dough.
According to analyst group NPD, Chromecast was the top selling streaming device throughout the US in the year of 2014, with users casting more than 1 billion times since its launch. (more…)
Chromecast was already a steal at $35 – you would be hard pressed to find a cheaper, more simple device to beam audio and video from your smartphone, tablet, and computer to your TV – but Best Buy’s promotion makes it a no-brainer. Until the end of January, purchasing the dongle from the electronics retailer will net you $20 worth of Google Play credit. (more…)
Chromecast is an invaluable little dongle that’s competent at a great many things, but Hi-Fi audio isn’t one of them – it lacks the proper outputs to connect directly with many speakers and stereos. That, Google says, is where Cast for audio comes in. Announced this morning, it’s like Chromecast for sound sources, letting you beam music and audio from apps on your smartphone or tablet to connected speakers, sound bars, and A/V receivers. (more…)
You probably already realized this, since we wrote up three Google apps with updates before noon, but yes, today is Wednesday and that means Google is unleashing new goodies upon us. Below, we have compiled a list of some of the updates that have already rolled out today (some yesterday too), along with download links and details to their changes (if they have any). A bunch of these updates are minor bug fixes, but a few do have substantial changes.
Should other apps receive updates, we will try our best to update the list.
Go get ‘em! (more…)
An update to Google’s support page for the Chromecast has outed a new offer for buyers, in the form of a free trial for EPIX, the commercial-free HD movie streaming service. This offer goes on top of many other offers that are included with the Chromecast, such as a free two month subscription to Hulu and free $20 gift card to Google Play for movies and TV shows. (more…)
The Chromecast app received an update yesterday that not only included the much anticipated Guest Mode, but the UI of the app also got a fresh Material Design makeover and screen mirroring is open in beta to most devices running Android 4.4.2+. The update is rolling out in stages (of course it is) on Google Play or can be sideloaded using the link we included below. (more…)
Need another last minute present idea? Chromecast. Yes, once again, the HDMI dongle from Google is one of the best presents you can give to your friends and family during the holidays. If you think the Chromecast is old news and want another idea, keep in mind that if you buy one before December 21, Google will give you $20 in Google Play credit. Yep, the $35 dongle comes with $20 in Play credit to spend however you please.
Oh, Amazon has the Chromecast for about $2.50 cheaper than Google with Prime shipping and includes the credit. Get after it.