Beats, and well, it looks like the teaser page has gone live this morning. The service has been dubbed Beats Music and is expected to go live next month, in January 2014. Speculation suggests we will see an announcement during CES, but for now, that has yet to be confirmed.
Google Chromecast looking for more exciting things to do with the streaming HDMI dongle might want to set their eyes on this new PwnedCast custom ROM. While it offers just a few advantages over the stock firmware, this could eventually open up the device for more adventurous tinkering and modifications.
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. AllCast is an app that basically lets users stream or send local media from their Android device to a number of supported devices, particularly set-top boxes and smart TVs. For now, the list of supported devices include, but are not limited to, Roku boxes, Apple TV, the Xbox 360 and Xbox One, as well as Samsung Smart TVs. But don't sweat if you have none of those fancy appliances, as any DLNA rendering device will also be able to receive streaming media from the app. Just last week, Koush announced the release of AllCast Beta 7, with a rather ominous remark about that version self-destructing on December 1st. And now we know why. Now that the official AllCast Beta is on Google Play Store, barring last minute critical bugs, we should be seeing a final release of the app soon. Here's the video of the AllCast demo that Koush released for Beta 7. [youtube ssrL4koofAU] AllCast Beta does not require your device to be rooted and is also free. However, to be able to get access to it, one must first join their Google+ community. Once that's done, simply hit the download link below to get your copy. Download: AllCast Beta on Google Play
Google may be ramping up its efforts on Chromecast, with an SDK hackathon scheduled next month, access to the $35 device is still relatively limited, at least when compared to the thousands of Android smartphone and tablet owners out there. For these people, one feasible, not to mention free, alternative is the CheapCast app that just got a whole lot better with this recent update.
Koush has returned with another beta release for AllCast. This latest brings things up to beta 7 and once again, this has arrived with a short teaser video. The basics for the app, AllCast will allow the user to stream/send locally stored videos to a number of devices.
app was updated back in early-October and while it did add support for Android 4.3, many were disappointed by the lack of Chromecast support. Well, it appears as if that disappointment has come to an end this morning. An updated HBO GO app has landed in the Play Store and Chromecast support was mentioned in the changelog.
Chromecast HDMI dongle and might decide to settle on something that's close enough. If you're part of that set, then you might want to turn your eyes towards the ASUS Miracast Dongle which can be best described as being a mixed blessing.
announced earlier in the month. This, as the two in the name would imply, means this is a second-generation device. If we were to sum this up simply, we would say the PLAiR 2 has been given additional features and a price cut. But while that statement is true, we cannot help but compare the PLAiR 2 to the Chromecast, as opposed to the original model PLAiR.
Chromecast, but with much more ability. PLAiR 2 is, as the name would imply, a second-generation device and this time around there has been some added functionality as well as a drop in price.
Pandora recently rolled out the v5.0 update. That update actually arrived in the Google Play Store yesterday and while the screenshots were showing the Chromecast icon -- the support wasn't available. At the time the focus of the update was for tablets but jump ahead a day later and we are getting the official word on Chromecast support.