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.
There are countless music streaming hubs and devices available today, but none are as beautiful, or at least curious looking, as Beep. Invading Sonos' home turf, this device from a team of Google ex-employees offers audio lovers not just a single knob to control their music, but a way to spread it around the house as well.
NBC Universal has recently updated the app that will allow you to stay current with the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games -- even if you are not able to be sitting in front of your television. The app is called NBC Olympics Highlights and currently available by way of the Google Play Store. The app is available for free, but unfortunately does have some drawbacks.
Koush had some ups and downs when it came to Chromecast support with the AllCast app. But as Google released the Cast SDK yesterday, that meant developers were free to begin adding Chromecast support to their apps. That said, Koush did some updating and as a result -- AllCast with Chromecast support has arrived in the Play Store.
Android gaming, and consequently Android consoles, is on the rise, we said. But it seems that there are some who are trying to squeeze out all that they can from an Android device and be almost everything to everybody. One such example is the Xtreamer Multi-Console which is a gaming console, media hub, and mini PC all rolled into one convenient box.
Microsoft has rolled out the latest update for the Xbox Music app for Android. The update, which has arrived as version 2.0.31212 is currently sitting in the Google Play Store. While the change list is on the smaller side, this does appear to be an update that will be welcomed by more than a handful of users.
An official teaser page for Beats Music went live back in early-December. That teaser page mentioned a January 2014 launch and was allowing users to move forward and claim a username, but otherwise, many of the specific details were left as a mystery. Well, it seems the official launch date, price and other important details have recently been revealed. Beats Music is launching for those in the US on January 21, 2014.
Google may currently have the lion's share of the HDMI streaming audience with Chromecast, but Netgear wants to provide smaller players with an alternative. Its new Miracast-enabled NTV300D NeoMediacast dongle is not only a streaming device but a complete platform that will let service providers deliver the content that their consumers want.
Cloud-based gaming services and fans will soon be welcoming a new member and competitor to the fold. Sony has just revealed at CES 2014 that its own PlayStation Now game streaming service will be arriving in the US later this year.
The era of 4K videos might really soon be upon us if YouTube's push truly takes off. At the Consumer Electronics Show next week, the Google-owned subsidiary will be demonstrating its shiny new VP9 codec that will be pushing forward 4K video streaming on one of the most popular streaming services in the world.