Yesterday, Koushik Dutta teased the Android community with full device mirroring on the shiny new Amazon Fire TV. Now he is giving out a beta version of the CastReceiver APK that makes all of it possible.
Google Glass users now have another option when it comes to streaming live video. This latest app is called Livestream, and it will allow Glass wearers to begin streaming with a voice command and a tap. In this case the command is "Ok Glass, Livestream."
Another streaming device means another potential toy for Koushik Dutta to play with. And true enough, the renowned Android developer has just pushed out an update to his AllCast app that allows mirroring smartphones on the newly unveiled Amazon Fire TV.
Amazon announced the Fire TV earlier this morning. Initially this seems to be just another set-top box to attach to your television and stream the likes of Netflix and Hulu Plus. Of course, Fire TV also has support for Amazon Instant Video (amongst other services). Some may prefer the Chromecast or Roku Streaming Stick given the dongle form factor, but with the feature set and price tag of the Amazon Fire TV -- it seems this one may be worth considering.
A big draw for the recently announced Amazon Fire TV is obviously the streaming video. And while that side of the set-top box appears to be full featured -- there is more involved here. The Amazon Fire TV is also a gaming box which has an optional game controller for improved game play. And yes, this is the controller we saw leak last month.
The Amazon event is still underway, but we now have another streaming set-top box to consider. We are talking about the Amazon Fire TV, which is a device that will attach to your television and allow you to stream from a few services. As one would expect, those services include Amazon Instant Video. Amazon is pushing a few things here, one of which is simplicity.
Koushik "Koush" Dutta has just pushed an update to his AllCast app that brings a variety of features and fixes. In particular, the app has several new features for the Chromecast, including the ability to display subtitles.
Roku has just officially kicked of sales of its shiny new Streaming Stick device. With this HDMI dongle, Roku is taking on Chromecast and the growing army of streaming consumer electronics that are no larger than a USB thumb drive.
With the growing availability of Google's Chromecast, Synology has announced its new support for the streaming dongle. Starting with the latest version of its DiskStation Manager or DSM, owners will be able to cast their videos and music to their TVs via Chromecast right from the convenience of their smartphones.
Waking up from a seemingly long slumber, Roku's mobile app has just been updated with a new coating. But more than just external beauty, the new app also boasts of some new features that, though not earth-shattering, should provide more convenience to users.