Chromecast

Chromecast app updated with Guest Mode and new Material Design

Chromecast has proven to be a very useful streaming device. If you have it at home, I'm pretty sure you've been enjoying casting funny babies and cat videos. And when you have guests over, everyone just wants to get on it and share new discoveries on YouTube. Now, Google made it easier for your guests to cast without having to connect to WiFi at first. The guest mode allows any Android device user in the same room to cast to the host's TV easily.

Mozilla Firefox for Android updated to version 34 with Chromecast mirroring support

The Mozilla Firefox browser app for Android received a big-ish update recently, pushing it to version 34. But more than that, the update does brings a number of new features to the browser. We are mildly surprised though, that the move to make Yahoo the browser’s primary search engine has not been cascaded to the Android app yet, as that deal between Mozilla and Yahoo was done two weeks ago.

Tunein Radio gets Chromecast support, Material Design update

While listening to terrestrial radio may already be a thing of the past (or a hipster retro hobby), radio itself has reinvented itself into podcasts, video podcasts that is still easily consumable by customers and subscribers. One such app that gives you access to these is Tunein radio and the latest update to it brings a sort of new design, as well as Chromecast support.

Google introduces family games within Chromecast

Looks like Google is trying to fill up the casual gaming niche with its products, recently launching its first official Android TV platform in the Nexus Player – which also doubles as a casual gaming console – and now introducing family-oriented games within Chromecast. Looks like the holidays are going to be a lot of fun for you Chromecast users.

New devices supported by Chromecast for more streaming joy

As the new devices for 2014 roll in, a lot of the older devices and standards have had to adjust and tweak themselves to play nice with the current crop of smartphones, phablets, and tablets. One of those is Chromecast, Google’s streaming-slash-screen casting dongle that now allows more gadgets to connect to it for more big-screen streaming goodness.

Walmart’s VUDU Spark set to challenge streaming dongles

Retail giant Walmart is set to challenge the dominance of streaming dongles like Google's Chromecast or Roku's Streaming Stick with their very own VUDU Spark. Well, at least according to their FCC filing for the device before its actual retail launch. Documents show that just like its competitors in the market, it's a stick you plug in to your TV's HDMI port which will then connect to your WiFi and stream videos to the larger screen from your mobile device of choice.

Google Chromecast coming soon to Mexico (finally!)

For those who are living in Mexico and have been dreaming of trying out Google Chromecast from their own home, Christmas will surely come early. The streaming dongle will finally be available for the US's neighbours, allowing users the capability of streaming supported apps and services from their phone or tablet to thei bigger screens of their TV.

Firefox for Android Beta tests out browser casting feature

There are still people who use Firefox as their browser on both desktops and mobiles, although that percentage is growing smaller and smaller by the year. Last year (2013), that percentage was 20.09%, if the guys at Statcounter are to be believed.* But that is not stopping Mozilla from continuing to develop the Android version of their browser, now coming up with a “mirroring” feature that enables devices to cast a tab of the browser to a Chromecast or Miracast streaming device.
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