Rhapsody and Napster Add Chromecast Support, Available Today on Android

Chromecast users out there, here’s another reason to get excited over your $35 purchase. After seeing the likes of Pandora and Rdio add support for the HDMI dongle, it was inevitable that the torrent of new additions wasn’t about to stop soon. Two other popular music services today, Rhapsody and Napster, have updated their Android apps to allow for using the streaming stick, and we can’t call that anything but a win. (more…)

AutoCast Takes Your Chromecast to the Next Level

Since the release of the Chromecast from Google, every app released for the platform has only allowed the end user to do one thing – cast. AutoCast is a Tasker plug-in that looks to change this up and take the platform to the next level, with features that literally are endless. Users can cast multiple things at once, cast content from different media sharing sites, and even replace the Chromecast’s home screen with something more unique or better suited for them. (more…)

Chromecast Support Comes to Vudu, Crackle, and Rdio

In a crowded market, Walmart’s Vudu on-demand movie and television service has done little to distinguish itself. Sure, the app has an impressive selection of 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound movies, but what difference does that make when the Android app isn’t the most usable?

Thankfully, it looks like Vudu may be listening to feedback, as an update to the app fixes bugs, improves compatibility for devices with high-resolution screens, and adds Chromecast support. (more…)

Google Releases Photowall Chromecast App, Coming to Android Today (Updated)

Ready to try out an exciting new Chromecast-enabled app from Google? Well, you’d better have an iPhone or iPad, because it’s exclusive to iOS for the time being (Edit: Updated below with Android details).

Called Photowall, the Chrome Experiment lets people produce a collage of photos by uploading them via the app or the web, doodling on them using the built-in paintbrush tool, and then sending them to a Chromecast. The result can be exported to YouTube and shared with friends.  (more…)

Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Chromecast Available in All Sorts of New Countries

Last night, Google pushed forward on its quest to bring its range of hardware to other parts of the world outside the U.S.

The Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 are now available in eight new countries including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal and Sweden.

Google’s HDMI dongle, the Chromecast, is now available in eleven new countries including Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the U.K. Retailers like Amazon, Google Play, Currys PC World, Elkjøp, FNAC, Saturn, and Media Markt will all carry it.

And, yep.  (more…)