Tag Archive: Chromecast


Using Google Chromecast Audio as a whole-house audio alternative to Sonos

Great-sounding music is made easy with a Chromecast Audio. And you’ll save a fistful of dollars, too.

If you’re thinking about setting up a whole-house (or even just a single-room) streaming audio solution, Sonos systems are pretty much what you’ll find recommended by folks on the internet. They are easy to set up and the Sonos service offers a decent choice of streaming content providers. But the price tag — you’ll be spending hundreds per room for  [Read More…]

Chromecast Buyer’s Guide

Chromecasts are cheap enough to get them all, but we can guide you to make sure you get the one you need.

Streaming media isn’t a new idea. Internet radio and video sharing sites have been around for over a decade, and smartphones might not have become as popular (some say necessary) as they are today had Apple and Google not worked together in 2007 to bring H.264 YouTube streaming to the first iPhone. We want to  [Read More…]

Chromecast for Gear VR has started its rollout

What is Chromecast for Gear VR?

Back in May 2017, Oculus announced that they were toying with Gear VR support for Chromecast, and gamers rejoiced. Now it would be even easier to play awesome group games like “Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes” or to show off just how awesome a particular game or experience is when you only have one headset. However, there wasn’t anything resembling a timeline on when we were to expect this update; only  [Read More…]

Google Play Movies can now display HDR content over Chromecast Ultra

Chromecast Ultra just got a color boost.

Did you wonder why you spent more on that Chromecast Ultra almost a year ago? It wasn’t just for the 4K resolution support but the promise of greater things to come.

Well, today, that greater thing is HDR support. According to Google, 4K content that is also encoded with HDR (high dynamic range) will automatically begin playing on TVs that support both standards — as long as you’re in the  [Read More…]

Stream your shows anywhere there’s Wi-Fi with the $25 Google Chromecast

Best Buy has the Google Chromecast for just $ 25. That’s $ 10 off the normal price and is being matched at other retailers like Target and B&H. B&H is actually the cheapest option if you include the shipping charges, since none of them offer free shipping for a $ 25 item. However, Best Buy currently has a deal for streaming devices where you can get a free month of DirecTV Now and stream live channels to your device, and  [Read More…]

Pick up a Chromecast Ultra for $10 off at select retailers right now

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a $ 10 discount on the Chromecast Ultra from various retailers!

If you’ve had your eyes on the Chromecast Ultra but have been waiting for it to drop in price a bit, you won’t want to miss out on this. Right now select retailers are offering $ 10 off the streaming media player, dropping the price down to just $ 59. With the Chromecast Ultra you can stream Netflix,  [Read More…]

Oculus launches Chromecast support for Gear VR, opening new viewing possibilities

The VR fun doesn’t have to be limited to just the person wearing the headset.

Oculus has announced a nice update that brings Google Cast functionality to Gear VR — meaning you can let anyone see what you’re seeing inside your headset on a big screen. All you need is the latest version of the Oculus mobile app and either a Chromecast, Android TV or Cast-ready TV, and you’ll be able to share right away.

Cast support  [Read More…]

Grace Digital announces the Mondo+ radio with built-in Chromecast

Grace Digital – a leading manufacturer of audio equipment that create a bridge between internet radios and home stereo systems – has just launched a new product called the Mondo+. The Mondo+ is a new radio which has Chromecast functionality built-in. The device is quite similar to the original Mondo radio, only that it adds […]

The Brookstone Big Blue Party speaker lives up to the name and has Chromecast Audio built-in

One of the best Bluetooth speakers we’ve ever tested.

Party speakers live somewhere between a small portable Bluetooth speaker and a dedicated home audio system. And finding a good one that doesn’t lay waste to your bank account is difficult. Or used to be difficult, because the Big Blue Party speaker from Brookstone is that speaker.

Right away you know this isn’t something you compare to the small pill speaker you might already have. For starters, it’s  [Read More…]

Buy a Google Home, get a Chromecast or Chromecast Audio for free

Get a Chromecast for free when you pick up a Google Home.

Google is rolling out a new promotion for the Google Home that includes a free Chromecast or Chromecast Audio with every purchase, a $ 35 value. To avail the deal, you’ll have to add either the Chromecast or ChromeCast Audio to your cart along with the Google Home, after which the discount will be applied automatically .

The deal is available at Best Buy  [Read More…]