Plex has just announced an update to its media player system that will give users something to enjoy this weekend. While there are new features across the board, bulk of the update revolves around enhancements to its Chromecast support.
Will they, or won’t they? Rumors are heating up once again that Amazon is working on a set-top box for streaming digital media. Much like a Roku or Apple TV, the Amazon box is said to simply stream media from a variety of sources. Of course, we’d expect that Amazon’s library will be featured prominently.
Dayframe, now at version 2.0, is just one of those apps that has taken advantage of the newly released Cast SDK. Unfortunately, it seems that it might have gotten too excited and is now being asked to pull out Chromecast support temporarily.
Chromecast, which has been named as TIME Magazine's top gadget of 2013, has inspired a series of devices that try to either imitate it or put their own spin on the form factor. Now even electronics and accessory maker Belkin is jumping into the bandwagon and launching its own take on the streaming dongle device category.
Coming just about a year after the Redbox Instant app launched in the Google Play Store, the app has arrived in the Amazon Appstore for those using a Kindle Fire. More to the point, newer models of the Kindle Fire. The app is dubbed Redbox Instant by Verizon and it is not to be confused with the previously existing Redbox by Redbox app.
Chromecast, having recently seen Hulu Plus and HBO GO support the platform, might be onto something a bit bigger. It seems that some code in the Plex software show Chromecast capabilities, with files such as Chromecast.xml popping up. If it makes it to Google’s newest living room offering, it pens up a big, brave new world of streaming content.
Koushik Dutta, more popularly known as Koush of CyanogenMod fame, has welcomed the month with an excellent announcement. AllCast, one of his many pet Android projects, has just been uploaded on Google Play Store for everyone to try out. Well, almost everyone.
Google has now created a special section in Google Play Store that highlights apps that can be used with its Chromecast device. While the addition is nothing spectacular, it does add a bit of weight to speculation that Google may be preparing for a wider distribution of its streaming HDMI dongle.
It is no secret by now that Samsung dreams of becoming more than just a passive Android device manufacturer and wants to entice developers to target its devices instead of just the mobile operating system. As part of its crusade, the company is releasing a bunch of Software Development Kits (SDKs), one of which is meant to rival Chromecast and Airplay but also offer more.
You know that YouTube, primarily a video viewing and sharing service, has become bigger than itself when people start using it listen to music more than just to watch. It seems that YouTube plans to capitalize on this latest user trend by launching a subscription-based music service soon.