streaming media

Roku app update enables streaming from smartphones to TVs

Following the update to its iOS app last month, Roku has released an update to its Android app that brings in the coveted improvement to its Play on Roku feature. Users will now be able to stream videos from their smartphones to a Roku player for viewing on a TV or other larger display.

Chromecast local media streaming is coming soon Google insists

This weekend an update rolled out to Google's Chromecast that many users weren't too excited about. After seeing it arrive on Thursday evening, many developers quickly noticed it broke local media streaming. Mainly Koush, as the update killed the feature enabling his Aircast app to function. After many reports of Google tightening their grip on the cast, today they've issued a statement to reassure our minds.

Chromecast back in stock at Best Buy online, Netflix included

The hard to find Google Chromecast media streaming dongle has been something many are looking to get their hands on, and now one more option is available again. We've seen the Chromecast go in and out of stock from Best Buy, Google's Play Store, and Amazon, and now it looks like Google finally has quite a bit more for everyone.

Bitcasa to add support for Chromecast streaming

Bitcasa is touted as the service that offers "infinite storage" for your computer, phone or tablet and it looks like users will soon be able to use that storage to stream files to Chromecast. Users can get 10GB of free storage from Bitcasa or upgrade to that infinite storage level for $99 per year. While the pricing seems to be on the lower side, the low price of the Chromecast helped convince them of adding the support.

CyanogenMod Chromecast streaming support teased

Koush has returned with another Chromecast demo and this latest is one that CyanogenMod users will likely be happy to see come available. The promise here is that it is possible to Chromecast everything from your handset. Well, with a handset that is running CyanogenMod. We have yet to see when this would be rolled into ROMs, however Koush has offered a rather compelling demo video.

Tonido Home Cloud update uses Chromecast to stream from PC to TV

The hype around Google Chromecast has toned down a bit, giving way to a flood of news of smartphone announcements. But it hasn't completely died out, with word of new services supporting the Chromecast or a new, similar device sprouting up once in a while. Joining this fray is CodeLathe's Tonido, a personal cloud service that lets you stream media from your PC anywhere, and now to any TV via the Chromecast.
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