Tag Archive: Chromecast

Google is reportedly working on a new Chromecast Ultra with Android TV

And there’s a remote this time!

What you need to know 9to5Google reports that Google is working on a new Chromecast Ultra. It’s said to look a lot like the current 3rd Gen Chromecast and support 4K HDR streaming. The big difference is that it’ll run Android TV and come with a remote.

New Google hardware could be soon available, and we aren’t just talking about the Pixel 4a. According to a new report from the folks  [Read More…]

Google is giving Chromecast owners three months of Stadia Pro for free

Now’s your chance to try out Stadia without needing to spend a dime.

What you need to know Stadia is Google’s game streaming service. A Stadia Pro membership normally costs $ 10/month. Google is giving Chromecast Ultra owners three months of Stadia Pro for free.

Who doesn’t love free things? Google is now offering existing and new Chromecast Ultra owners the opportunity to try its Stadia game streaming service with three months of Stadia Pro for free.  [Read More…]

Expand your streaming abilities with the best Chromecast apps

Your Chromecast, small as it is, can do a lot thanks to a plethora of available apps. Play games with your friends in the living room, compete in dance competitions against people around the world, stream your latest vacation pictures to your big-screen, and keep up with the latest and greatest TV and music. There are a ton of apps to use with Chromecast in the Play Store; here are the best for whatever you’re looking to do.

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What’s the difference between Chromecast and Google Cast?

Best answer: Simply put, Chromecast is the consumer-facing Google branding for its streaming products, sold as standalone dongles or built into smart TVs, connected speakers, smart displays, and Android TV boxes. Google Cast is the media streaming protocol for software developers that want to to add Chromecast compatibility into apps.

The best 4K dongle: Chromecast Ultra ($ 69 at Amazon) Chromecast is for consumers, Google Cast is for developers

Google can be a bit confusing when it  [Read More…]

How to set up a Chromecast on your TV

The Chromecast is Google’s simple solution for wirelessly streaming media straight from the apps on your phone to your Chromecast-enabled TV. It’s one of the easiest ways to upgrade any TV with an HDMI port, with the Chromecast Ultra representing the best you can buy with support for 4K and HDR content. Here’s how to set up any Chomecast on any TV in your home.

Products used in this guide Google’s best: Google Chromecast Ultra ($ 69 at  [Read More…]

Has Google discontinued the Chromecast?

Best answer: No. While Google adjusted the Chromecast lineup in 2019 by discontinuing the Chromecast Audio, both the 3rd Generation Chromecast and 4K-ready Chromecast Ultra are still widely available and supported.

The future-proof 4K dongle: Google Chromecast Ultra ($ 69 at Amazon) Best value for non-4K TVs: Google Chromecast (3rd Gen) ($ 35 at Amazon) There are two Chromecasts available (but there’s only one you should buy)

Google has released three versions of the standard Chromecast, starting  [Read More…]

Chromecast Ultra gets the Google Stadia update you’ve waited for

A month after launch, the launch hardware finally works

What you need to know Google had said Stadia bundle buyers could use their existing Chromecast Ultra as well. Stadia Twitter announced all Chromecast Ultra devices will be able to use Stadia now. Gamers still need to buy a bundle that includes another Chromecast Ultra.

When Google’s Stadia gaming service launched a month ago, you needed to buy a Founder’s or a Premiere bundle that included a Chromecast  [Read More…]

Here’s how to fix the most common issues when using Chromecast

The Google Chromecast is hands down my favorite tech innovation of the past decade. It’s one of the most affordable products you can buy that lets you easily stream media from your phone to your TV — as long as your Chromecast is set up and functioning properly. We’ve rounded up the best solutions for common Chromecast issues that you or a family member might be struggling with.

How to fix Chromecast connectivity issues

The most common issue  [Read More…]

Can you watch Disney+ on Chromecast?

Best answer: Yes, Disney Plus (Disney+) supports Chromecasting content from your Android phone or tablet. Whether your TV is new or old, smart or “dumb,” you’ll be able to watch Disney+ on it with a Chromecast. The Chromecast Ultra also supports Dolby Vision for HDR content, but it doesn’t support Dolby Atmos, so you won’t get 5.1 surround sound.

Cast away: Disney+ ($ 7/month at Disney+) Upgrade your TV: Google Chromecast ($ 35 at Amazon) Google Chromecast  [Read More…]

Apple Music for Android gets dark mode and Chromecast support

What you need to know Apple Music for Android is rolling out support for two major features with the latest update. The first is support for Android’s system-wide dark mode The second is the long-awaited support for Chromecast.

Apple Music on Android is getting much more useful.

Apple Music for Android is getting two big features with the latest update: dark mode and Chromecast support.

First spotted by 9to5Google, the update is slowly rolling out to users.  [Read More…]