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PLAiR 2 streaming dongle unveiled with Android app support

PLAiR may not be a name that everyone is familiar with, however the functionality of the PLAiR 2, which has been announced today will be familiar. Basically, you can think 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 Chromecast support now official

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.

Aereo for Android app release confirmed for later this month

Despite some earlier reports suggesting an Aereo app would be arriving in the Play Store in September, it looks like a release has been confirmed for later this month. The details are coming by way of Aereo CEO and Founder Chet Kanojia, who has said Aereo will arrive for Android (as a public beta) on October 22. The app will be available by way of the Google Play Store.

Stitcher Radio update brings offline playback

Stitcher Radio has rolled out the latest Android app update. The changelog for this particular update is on the shorter side, however even with fewer items listed -- it appears to be one that will be appreciated. This Stitcher update is adding support for offline listening and also adding a left-side navigation drawer.

CyanogenMod ‘AirPlay’ mirroring teased

Koushick Dutta, Koush from CyanogenMod has returned to his Google+ page with another video teaser. This latest is showing 'AirPlay' mirroring from one Android device to another. In this case, that means an HTC One smartphone and Nexus 10 tablet. The video offers a look at Angry Birds, however as this is just a mirror of the content -- it could be used for audio, video or anything else you do on your phone.

Rdio launches free radio stations for the US, Canada and Australia

Rdio has announced their latest feature that will be available for users in the US, Canada and Australia -- radio stations. This option will be available for those users beginning on Thursday. The good news here, these stations, which appear to be opening up as potential competition for Pandora and iTunes Radio, will be available for free. And on top of that, these stations will be advertising free.
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