Since its launch, the Chromecast dongle from Google has treated users to gorgeous, high-resolution pictures of locations from around the world whenever it wasn’t being used. Through some digging in the Chromecast’s homescreen HTML, a few hints point towards those screens becoming a little less for show, and a bit more like Google Now. (more…)
Flixster, one of the most popular movie-related apps on the planet thanks to its connection with Rotten Tomatoes, received a solid update this evening that makes the app capable of streaming to Chromecast. Now, you can watch trailers or your UltraViolet movie collection through Flixster and on your TV with the tap of a button. The update also brought along the ability for HTC phone users to download movies, SD card download support for KitKat devices, and fixed a few playback issues. (more…)
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…)
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…)
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?
One of things I have wanted to see for a long time are all of my favorite mobile games (ex. Dead Trigger, NFS: Most Wanted) being played on my HDTV through Chromecast, then using my phone as a controller. While a new app called GamingCast may not be that special, it’s definitely a start in the right direction. (more…)