Good things come to those who wait. Remember accomplished developer Koush Dutta’s AirCast, the app that made unauthorized use of Google’s Cast protocol to stream local media from your devices to Chromecast? Later renamed AllCast, Dutta was forced to remove the functionality during the Chromecast SDK’s testing period. Now that Google has publicly released the development tools, though, Dutta has issued an update that re-enables local streaming. (more…)
If you haven’t already, it’s time to pony up the $35 for a Chromecast. Today, Google released the Chromecast SDK to developers, giving them the power to build a cast button into their apps. Up until now, only select partners have been able to build in Chromecast support, but this now means almost any app (Android, iOS, and web) on your devices could enable a cast button and bring mirroring or casting abilities from phone/tablet/computer to big screen. (more…)
It was not too long ago that Motorola started selling Google’s Chromecast directly from their website. However, starting today and running through next Tuesday, you can grab yourself a Chromecast for the low price of free if you are in the mood to pick up a Moto X off-contract. (more…)
Android developer Koushik Dutta, of CyanogenMod and ClockWorkMod fame, announced today the arrival of his new AllCast application onto Google Play. Previously in beta, the app allows local media content to be pushed to a wealth of popular devices, like new Xbox consoles, Roku 3, and Apple TV. Google’s Chromecast remains unsupported in the app due to Google’s continuing developer limitations, which have been documented quite publicly since the HDMI dongle’s release this past summer. Koush could only say that he “hopes” Chromecast support will arrive some day. (more…)
I don’t think anyone can deny that 2013 was the biggest year yet for Android. And I’m not talking about sales numbers, I’m talking about things like the quality of handsets that were delivered by our favorite companies. From the Galaxy S4 or Note 3 to the HTC One and G2 to the Moto X and Nexus 5, smartphone buyers had so many great choices. But if you look outside of the devices themselves, there were other stories to be told in 2013, ones that could alter the future of Android in great ways. For example, timely updates became a reality, Motorola made one heck of a return, Google Play Edition devices actually exist now, and the Chromecast is poised to take over your home media experience for just $35.
In a collaborative effort from the DL crew, we touch on a number of these storylines through our choices of Android moment of the year. (more…)
In a recent interview with GigaOm, Google VP of project management Mario Queiroz, who oversees Chromecast, laid out a few plans that consumers can expect to see from the HDMI dongle device in 2014. Google has seen quite a bit of popularity from the little device priced at $35, which connects Internet content from services such as Netflix and YouTube to your living room’s big screen. Since its release, the service has been extremely limited by what apps it has been compatible with, as Google continues to finalize Chromecast’s SDK for developers. Only recently has Google allowed a large list of ten approved applications to work with Chromecast, but consumers want more. (more…)
It seems that Google is going all out with Chromecast for this upcoming holiday season. Hot on the heels of the news that Chromecast is now usable with 10 new applications, today Google has announced that it is getting even more accessible. Google’s own Play Music and Play Movie services are now easier to use with Chromecast. (more…)