An update to the Netflix app on Android might not have an exhaustive changelog but it finally brings in a much awaited feature. Now users will be able to use the individual streaming profiles announced by Netflix a few months ago.
We saw the rumors suggesting Spotify was going to begin offering free and ad-supported mobile access this week. And well, coming by way of a small Spotify event this morning, that news has since been confirmed. Android users will now be able to stream Spotify for free on a tablet or smartphone.
There has been some hints as to new app support coming to the Chromecast. One of the recent hints was for Plex and as of this morning, Google has announced support for that, along with nine other apps. The others include VEVO, Red Bull.TV, Songza, PostTV, Viki, Avia, Real Player Cloud, Revision 3 and BeyondPod.
Google Play Music may be a favorite amongst Android users when it comes to uploading and storing your music in the cloud, but they are not the only option available. Sure Google offers quite a bit and they do it for free, but there are reasons to look elsewhere. And in this case we look towards Amazon and the Cloud Player, which in this case pairs with the Amazon MP3 app on your smartphone or tablet.
In an attempt to adapt to the current trends of mobile Internet usage, Spotify is said to be on the verge of unveiling a free version of its music streaming service, with ads, of course. The details, however, might make the heads of users spin and might actually tarnish Spotify's reputation.
There has been plenty of talk about a streaming music service from 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.
Owners of the 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.
Koushik Dutta, more popularly known as 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.
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.