Tag Archive: Chromecast

Chromecast is still the best hardware product Google has ever made

Google’s best selling product also happens to be a best-in-class product. Costing only $ 35 means we all can use it, too.

Google has had its hands in a lot of different products over the years. Most of Google’s endeavors have been software-based and some have become wildly popular, like Gmail or Android. Others were a bit more low key — does anyone remember Google Lively? It’s a story shared by many Silicon Valley businesses both large  [Read More…]

How to ask Google Home to show the weather on your Chromecast

Assuming you already have a Google Home and Chromecast, the process is dead simple.

Between creating calendar appointments, calling your local pizza place, ordering an Uber, etc., there’s no shortage of things you can do with Google Home. Google’s smart speaker has grown and evolved a lot since its release in late 2016, and it’s now got a new feature that helps it tie-in more closely with Google’s other piece of connected hardware – Chromecast.

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Google Home can now show you things on your Chromecast

A visual forecast for the weather is only the beginning.

Last year’s Google I/O was home to a plethora of announcements, but one of the most interesting was a new trick with the Google Assistant that allowed it to send contextual info/graphics to a Chromecast-enabled TV following a voice command. Google’s been radio silent since the initial announcement in regards to when we could actually start using it, but it looks like that day has finally come.

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Google looking into Home and Chromecast devices that kill Wi-Fi networks

If your Wi-Fi derps while using Google Home or Chromecast, you’re not alone.

Google’s been trying its hand at connected home gadgets for a few years now, and now that it has devices like the Chromecast, Google Home, and soon Smart Displays, it’s clear now more than ever that this is a market it wants to dominate. Before that happens, however, Google needs to issue a fix to a bug that’s recently caused Wi-Fi networks to go dark when  [Read More…]

How to enable Chromecast ‘Guest mode’

You don’t have to share your whole network just to let someone use your Chromecast.

The one significant usability hurdle around the Chromecast is that it has no dedicated interface or controls. But a great way to relieve some of that pressure when you have friends and family over is to enable what’s called “Guest mode.” With a little setup ahead of time, you can let people Cast to your Chromecast without getting them onto your home  [Read More…]

These are the Yule Log videos to put on your Chromecast this Christmas!

Yule needs a Yule Log, does it not?

There have been Yule Log DVDs around for as long as there have been DVD players, but let’s face it — they all suck. That’s a DVD you have to store all year long that always has the same boring music and the same low-quality video year after year. We can do better! We have the technology! With a Chromecast and a big-screen TV, skip the boring old DVDs  [Read More…]

Amazon will once again sell Chromecast and Apple TV

Is Amazon’s dispute with Google finally coming to an end?

Google Chromecast and Apple TV are two of the most popular ways to stream online content to your TV, but if you tried searching for these gadgets on Amazon, you wouldn’t have any idea that they even existed. Amazon stopped selling Chromecast and Apple TV products around two years ago likely as a result of them being direct competitors to its Fire TV lineup, but it looks like this  [Read More…]

Chromecast Ultra is the best Chromecast to use with Gear VR

The Chromecast Ultra delivers the absolute best casting experience.

With the Chromecast update that started rolling out back in July, Samsung made it easier than ever to show off gameplay on your Gear VR to friends. Of course, you’ve got three different options when it comes to Chromecast and picking the best one for the job doesn’t have to be difficult. Chromecast Ultra delivers a superior experience, and we’ve got the details on why!

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Cheap Chromecast Speakers: Best Under $35

Just because you want a great-sounding speaker doesn’t mean you have to spend more than you did on your Chromecast Audio.

Chromecast Audio provides us with an easy way to stream media from our mobile devices to our favorite speakers, whether they feature Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or neither. We’ve selected five of the best portable speakers that go great with this audio accessory and cost no more than the Chromecast Audio itself. Keep one in your bedroom, living  [Read More…]

How to stream YouTube TV using a Chromecast

Watch your recorded shows from YouTube TV on your Television using Chromecast!

YouTube TV delivers a great way to cut the cord with your cable provider, but still be able to access all of your favorite shows and movies. Watching shows like The Walking Dead or American Horror Story on a tiny screen isn’t ideal, though. That’s why Chromecast support is baked in, letting you cast your shows to your television and enjoy every moment on your  [Read More…]