A few notable apps today are gaining compatibility with Chromecast, Google’s venerable streaming media dongle. First up, WATCH Disney, WATCH Disney Junior and WATCH Disney XD apps are now cast-able, with a caveat – most content is locked behind a TV provider sign-in page, so you will need a cable or satellite subscription to take full advantage. Still, a few clips are available for free. (more…)
With the updated apps, users can cast the service’s content straight to the big screen in their living room, such as NPR One’s radio channels, as well as select shows from the Watch ABC app. (more…)
Still don’t own a Chromecast? Come on, why not? Here is your chance to pick one up for $10 under the retail price of $35, priced at just $25 through Groupon. Units are labeled as manufacturer refurbished, coupled with a one-year warranty from Google, so you need not worry if it breaks down on you. (more…)
Users of Firefox have something to be happy about, as the nightly build for the web browsing application has received Chromecast support. Since it is a nightly build, users of the official release build in Google Play can’t access the feature, but with it being baked into test builds, it is undoubtedly coming soon to all users. (more…)
Still have yet to purchase a Chromecast, Google’s incredibly useful $35 HDMI dongle? What if you could save $15 by buying two at once? Well, you can, thanks to a deal running through Best Buy. And trust me, you may as well own two since you will want these connected to as many of your home’s TVs as possible.
All you have to do to grab the discount is head to the link below, add a Chromecast to your cart, then adjust the quantity to “2,” and enjoy the $15 discount. Chromecasts typically sell for $35, so two for $55 is a pretty solid offer.
A minor update (v126.96.36.199928916) showed up for the Google+ Android app last night that most would probably assume only introduced things like stability improvements and bug fixes. If you assumed that (like I did), you were wrong (maybe). Once updated, some users (including me) are seeing a Cast button for casting your G+ stream through Chromecast. (more…)
Since Google is taking the time to celebrate the 1st birthday of the Chromecast by giving away free 90-day All Access subscriptions, we wanted to join in on the party by giving away additional goodies. Instead of handing out All Access subscriptions – that many of you can’t take advantage of because you have already taken it for a trial run – we are instead giving you free Chromecast devices! We will put up 5 for 5 lucky DL individuals. (more…)
Today, Google is celebrating the birthday of Chromecast by announcing a handful of stats to show how popular their HDMI streaming dongle has become. At $35, the Chromecast is still one of the best values in tech, as it allows you to take all sorts of media and “cast” it directly to almost any screen. It is a fantastic tool.
According to Google, they have sold “millions” of Chromecast devices in this first year, have tracked more than 400 million casts, and are selling the device in 20 countries and 30,000 stores across the globe. I don’t know that any of us saw this dongle becoming such a big seller, but like I just mentioned, there is incredible value there. It was sold out for months on Amazon and Google Play when initially launched before Google could catch up to demand. One year in, I would say that Chromecast has been a surprise success. (more…)