A large list of newly Chromecast-enabled games are available on Google Play, just in time for the holiday season, where you will likely be spending time with family and friends. Being “enabled” for Chromecast means a game can be casted to your HDTV via the HDMI dongle, with smartphones acting as your game controllers. Games now supported for this functionality are Yahtzee, Angry Birds, Monopoly, Scrabble, and plenty more. (more…)
So here is the deal. If you buy two Chromecast devices (that could be a mix of one Chromecast and one Chromecast Audio if you want), the bundle will cost you $55. That’s a good $15 savings off the top. Should you choose for the regular Chromecast (not the Audio), Google will also hand you a $20 Google Play gift card for each device. So you could buy two Chromecasts for $55, save $15 there, but then also see an extra
$40 $20 in Google Play credits from Google to spend as you please. (more…)
Chromecast Audio, Google’s dongle that turns a speaker into a WiFi-ready tune shed, is receiving a big update this week with two major features. Actually, the update should start arriving today with hi-res audio support and the ability to play music to multiple rooms in a house, assuming they all have Chromecast Audio devices in them. (more…)
Because there was not already an over saturation of Star Wars crap for you to buy in stores, Google has launched Star Wars themes for your apps, just in case you needed more Force in your life. If you have a Google account, and use it for Gmail, Google Maps, YouTube, and other Google services, you can experience what the Light or Dark side have to offer their users.
To start, you will need to choose a side – Light or Dark. Once a side is chosen, you will begin to see Star Wars themes throughout many of Google’s applications, whether it is on an Android device or desktop computer. For example, I chose the Dark side, opened my Gmail, and I was greeted with a darkly colored Empire theme. In addition, if you open Google Maps, find your home, you should see a Death Star. (more…)
Finally, and I feel that word should be emphasized, finally, Sling TV now supports Chromecast. Sling TV is the TV streaming service that urges folks to “Take Back TV.” When you subscribe, you get access to a basic list of channels in HD available for streaming, and the more you pay per month, the more channels you get. (more…)
At this morning’s event, Google announced two new Chromecast devices, an updated Chromecast HDMI dongle for your HDTV, and a Chromecast Audio dongle, capable of turning any regular speaker into a smart speaker. (more…)