Music fans, listen up! If you’re a fan of streaming music, and love your Chromecast, it’s about to get a whole lot better. It seems as though the streaming music app Pandora will have Chromecast streaming functionality in the very near future.
Next up for Chromecast users? Google Drive presentations. Google is apparently testing a method for getting your presentations straight from Drive onto your TV screen, without the hassle of casting an entire screen or tab.
LG, maker of the Nexus 4 and upcoming Nexus 5, may be getting a little more Google-centric. Reports now indicate that LG will be making a line of Chrome OS devices, and have trademarked names for them. While the filing suggests that they will simply be Chromebooks -- as we’re used to seeing -- it could also mean something new, and the resurgence of one Chrome product we’ve long since left behind.
Don't get your hopes up yet, but people outside of the US might be getting a real treat soon. If the Chromecast app is taken as an indicator, Google's streaming dongle might be available in the UK and Canada in the near future.
Google has beaten analyst expectations this quarter, with $14.9 billion in consolidated revenue and $11.9 billion in net revenue. In their earnings call, which wrapped up moments ago, Google noted their revenue was up 12% over Q3 2012.
Netflix has begun rolling out an update to their app via the Play Store. With the update, users will get a refreshed UI that will be more than a bit familiar, and the overall feel has been revamped. It will also feature improved Chromecast lock screen capabilities.
Google is reportedly set to shutter the Google TV brand and go a different route, according to sources. As GigaOM recently discovered, many hardware partners have already begun moving away from the Google TV branding, instead opting to mention their devices will offer "Google services."
Having already said their Google TV would get an update in the third quarter of this year, LG is apparently ready to make good on that promise. Via a tipster, we learn that LG customer service is telling users they’ll see an update to their service, starting Monday.
Remember the ‘Firetube” name we told you Amazon registered not long ago? It seems there might be something coming this holiday season from everyone’s favorite online retailer. The Wall Street Journalis reporting that “people briefed on the company’s plans” say Amazon will release a Roku-esque streaming media player this year.
The HBO and MAX GO apps have both been updated, and are rolling out as we speak. The vague “bug fixes” was the only thing listed in the changelog for both apps, but many users are reporting that both are now compatible with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.