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  1. Android News

    You can now use Google Cast to show off Daydream VR to your TV

    Daydream 2.0 Euphrates now includes support for Google Cast, meaning that you will be able to share what you are watching or playing onto your TV.
  2. Android News

    Google might be testing changes to shared network ongoing cast notifications

    A few users have found that the notifications for Google Cast now include more information.
  3. Android News

    Polaroid adds 75-inch Google Cast TV to lineup

    Polaroid introduced their first set of Google Cast TVs in 2016. At CES, they've introduced a new 75-inch option. All of the TVs offer 4K resolution.
  4. Android News

    LG announces new Google Cast soundbars

    LG has announced the SJ8 and SJ9 soundbars. These soundbars come with Google Cast and high quality audio. The SJ9 variant will have the advantage of offering Dolby Atmos and up-firing speakers.
  5. Android News

    Altec Lansing introduces Google Cast-capable speakers

    Altec Lansing is the latest company jumping into Google Cast. The company has introduced SmartStream, a line of wireless speakers that you can beam music to from numerous smartphone apps. Its multi-room playback functionality makes it a direct alternative to Sonos.
  6. Android News

    Google is phasing out the Google Cast name

    Google seems to quietly be phasing out the Google Cast name. It's been found that the company has reverted to calling that family of products Chromecast, with Cast-compatible products now having "Chromecast Built-in" branding.
  7. Android News

    MediaTek announces UltraCast, tech that allows 4K video streams from a smartphone to the TV

    To compete with Google and their Google Cast technology, MediaTek has just announced UltraCast. This will allow smartphones to stream 4K content to your television set.
  8. Android News

    Google publishes release notes for its latest Google Cast API update

    Google has officially updated its Google Cast API for 3rd-party developers and it includes changes like support for 4K content, the ability to maintain the state of a casting session, a bug fix for an aspect ratio issue for images, and more.
  9. Android News

    Version 10 of Google Play Services adds a notification with player controls for casting streams

    Google Play Services version 10 is now rolling out, and this brings us a new feature for those who enjoy using Google Cast. The app will now show player controls in a notification whenever there's an active cast session on the same local network you are on.
  10. Android News

    Google talks about its new Google Home app

    Earlier this week we saw Google Cast transform into Google Home (as was previously expected due to a splash screen in the app). Today, Google has published a blog post that talks about this change, its new design, and how it can control your Chromecast and Google Home devices.
  11. Android News

    Google Cast becomes Google Home

    The Google Cast app has been updated, as promised. The app is now known as Google Home as it will be the hub for not only Google Cast products, but also the upcoming Google Home hardware unit. The app features an updated UI and a new Home-shaped icon, too.
  12. Android News

    You can now cast Facebook videos from your phone or desktop PC

    Facebook is making it easier to consume their video content thanks to Google Cast. The company has integrated the feature in its mobile application as well as the desktop website.
  13. Android News

    Google is renaming the Google Cast app to Google Home

    In March, Google renamed the Chromecast application to Google Cast so that it matched the new brand Google was going with. Now, at least one users has spotted a note within the app that says it will get a new name and a new icon.
  14. Android News

    Google want other manufacturers to build Google Home clones

    A new report claims that a recent meeting between Google and unnamed partners laid out Google's plans for other manufacturers to build their own versions of Google Home. Google wants to steal the market away from the Amazon Echo to ensure that the Google Assistant is the default voice assistant...
  15. Android News

    Onkyo releases Google Cast speaker

    Onkyo has introduced the NCP-302 Bluetooth speaker. The speaker is Google Cast-enabled, which means you'll be able to wirelessly beam music to it from your phone.
  16. Android News

    Sony's latest Cast speakers get new features in firmware upgrade

    The Sony SRS-X77, SRS-X88, and SRS-X99 all received a firmware upgrade today. The upgrade brings some new features including support for multi-room setups, Hi-Fi audio, and audio mirroring.
  17. Android News

    Google launches Google Cast preview program

    Google is launching a preview program for Google Cast. The program will allow users to try out new features before others get them.
  18. Android News

    Vizio aunches SmartCast Crave 350 and Pro speakers

    Vizio has announced 2 new wireless speakers today. The SmartCast Crave 360 and Crave Pro both fully support Google Cast. The Crave 360 is meant to be a more portable option, while the Pro is for use in-home. They cost $249 and $299, respectively.
  19. Android News

    Vizio launches two new Google Cast speakers

    Vizio has launched a new line of premium speakers called the SmartCast Crave series. The SmartCast Crave 360 starts at $249, while the SmartCast Crave Pro starts at $299. Both speakers work with Google Cast and are being positioned as an alternative to Sonos.
  20. Android News

    JBL announces the Playlist speaker, its first wireless speaker with Google Cast integration

    Yesterday, JBL announced that new firmware updates would bring Google Now voice integration to a handful of their speakers. Today, the company has announced a new product with a different type of Google technology integration. The JBL Playlist is a wireless Bluetooth 4.2 speaker that you can...
  21. Android News

    Chrome on the desktop now has Google Cast built into it

    Until now, Google required that you install an extension if you wanted to cast a Chrome tab to your Google Cast device. This is no longer required now that Google has built the functionality right into the Chrome desktop software
  22. Android News

    Tidal update brings Chromecast support

    Tidal is getting a pretty neat update today. It adds Chromecast support for those who like to cast tunes to their Cast devices. Beyond that, they've fixed some bugs and improved the performance of the Play Queue.
  23. Android News

    Google Cast now built right into Chrome without the need for any extensions

    Users can now cast their browser tabs without the need of an added extension. This can be done through the tools menu (3-dot button) or by right-clicking on any tab.
  24. Android News

    Some users are being asked about casting Chrome tabs to cloud-based services, like Hangouts

    Not only are there people getting prompted about enabling the ability to cast to cloud-based services "like Google Hangouts", but Google has also published a Support page for it in their Chromecast Help section as well. It's unclear what other cloud-based services Google has in mind for this...
  25. Android News

    Developesr can now integrate the new Cast SDK 3.0 that was announced at Google I/O 2016

    One of the many announcements from Google I/O this year was a new version of Google's Cast SDK. This bumps the version up to 3.0 and it makes casting quicker, more reliable, and easier to maintain. Google has just announced that developers can now utilize this Google Cast SDK in their own apps.