Chromecast

New update for AllCast brings new interface changes

The last time we got a new update for developer Koushik Dutta’s AllCast – that wonderful little app that allows you to stream media from your device “over-the-air” to media-enabled receivers and TVs – was in May this year, when the developer announced that AllCast was now also available as a Chrome browser extension. Before this, he also tweaked the app's subtitle features when using Chromecast. “Koush” explains that he has been developing new features, and we all get to test them in this new update of the app.

Five great last-minute gifts for Dad this Father’s Day

Need a gift idea for Dad this Father’s Day? The day is fast approaching, and if you need some ideas for a last-minute gift, we’ve compiled a few you can typically pick up while out and about. Dads can be hard to shop for, but our list will have you looking like the best kid he’s ever had.  

VLC for Android to have Chromecast support soon

The developers of popular free media player VLC have revealed that the rumours are true: they are currently developing Chromecast support and it is coming soon. While they are already close to finalising the iOS and Android versions, they admit it will take a little more time to finish the support for the desktop versions.

PlayOn now supports Chromecast

PlayOn has officially announced support for the Chromecast, and this includes both sides, PlayOn and PlayLater. This means PlayOn users are now able to stream the more than 100 available channels to their Chromecast. The channel lineup includes the basics such as ABC, CBS and NBC, as well as many others such as Hulu and YouTube.

doubleTwist hack allows for Play Music streaming to AirPlay

If you own an Android phone and an AirPlay device from Apple, you know they don’t quite talk to one another. Call it what you will (walled garden?), but the two systems just don’t work in harmony. A new hack from the team at doubleTwist have given those with Google Play Music the ability to stream to their AirPlay.

Chromecast Offers hit UK, could be elsewhere soon

New Chromecast owners in the UK have something extra to be excited about, as Google is seeding special offers to them. For a limited (but undetermined) time, Chromecast owners who reside int he UK can visit Google’s Chromecast offers site and get £4.99 in Play Store credit.
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