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HD Report | January 23, 2017

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Chromecast Ultra, Soon The Cheapest 4k HDR Streamer

October 6, 2016 |

Google unveiled a suite of upcoming products this week among them the Google Wi-Fi router ($129), the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones (starting at $649), and the virtual reality headset called Daydream View ($79).

But they also introduced Chromecast Ultra, … Read More

Netflix Used On 32% Of Connected Devices, Chromecast Surpasses Apple TV

June 10, 2016 |

Netflix is used in 32-percent of internet-connected devices in the US, equating to 339 million devices by the end of 2015. The statistic comes from analytics firm IHS who also reported a whopping 8 billion connected devices globally, averaging 4 devices per … Read More

Roku tops Apple TV, Fire TV, and Chromecast in Sales

May 17, 2016 |

Roku is still the leader in streaming media players sold, accounting for 30% of the total market share from the first quarter of 2015 through the first quarter of 2016. The stats come from Parks Associates who also reported Amazon’s … Read More

Chromecast accounted for 35% of digital streamers in 2015

March 8, 2016 |

Chromecast dongles accounted for 35% of the digital streamers in 2015, a market that consisted of 42 million units last year, that according to Strategy Analytics. The research firm also reported a growth of 32% in both streaming media players and dongles in … Read More

Sony’s PlayStation Vue Now Supports Chromecast

December 15, 2015 |

PlayStation Vue subscribers can now access their streaming TV accounts on Chromecast, following the addition of support of several other new devices including the Amazon Fire TV Stick, 2nd-generation Amazon Fire TV, and Apple iPhone and iPad in November. … Read More

Chromecast Most Popular Streaming TV Device Worldwide

November 27, 2015 |

Chromecast is currently the most popular streaming media device globally, beating Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon’s Fire TV players in the third quarter of 2015.

The data comes from research firm Strategy Analytics, who reported 9.2 million combined units shipped worldwide in Q3. Chromecast … Read More

New Sling TV app supports Chromecast

November 3, 2015 |

Sling TV has launched a supporting app for Google Chromecast, allowing subscribers to access live and on-demand TV through the app on Android and iOS devices.

Sling TV is already accessible on Android and iOS tablets and phones, and Sling promises to soon … Read More

Google intros new Chromecast and Chromecast Audio devices

September 30, 2015 |

Google has introduced a new, faster version of the Chromecast streaming dongle. The Chromecast 2.0 plays up to 1080p video, connects to Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4GHz/5Ghz), and comes with both HDMI and Micro-USB ports. The device supports multiple operating systems including Android 4.1, iOS 7.0, Mac OS X … Read More

Chromecast’s Newest Apps & Slingbox Support

September 20, 2014 | 1

Several new apps for Google’s Chromecast have been added to the lineup, including the WATCH Disney, WATCH Disney Junior, and WATCH Disney XD suite of apps, as well as the WATCH ABC where you can stream TV shows, sports and … Read More

WATCH Disney, Twitch, iHeart Radio apps added to Chromecast

September 16, 2014 |

Here’s some great news for Google Chromecast streamers. The Disney suite of kid’s apps including WATCH Disney, WATCH Disney Junior and WATCH Disney XD are now available for the dongle, as well as Twitch, iHeart Radio, and DramaFever. With the WATCH … Read More

WatchESPN app now supports Chromecast and Apple iOS 7.0

June 6, 2014 |

The latest update to the WatchESPN app now supports Google Chromecast, as well as fixes bugs and optimizes some features. In addition, the app now supports iOS 7.0 and higher on Apple iPads, iPhones and iPod touch devices. The WatchESPN … Read More

Chromecast gets over 100 more channels with PlayOn service

May 10, 2014 |

Love your Chromecast but starving for more channels? PlayOn recently announced over 100 channels now accessible on Chromecast to subscribers, including ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC networks. Other cable channels include BET, CNN, Comedy Central, ESPN, and NICK. The … Read More

Google invites all developers to Chromecast party

February 5, 2014 |

The future gets bigger for the little $35 dongle.Read More

RealPlayer Cloud app now casting to Chromecast

December 16, 2013 |

If you’re someone who doesn’t like to deal with cables you’ll be happy to know the RealPlayer Cloud app is now casting to Google’s Chromecast dongle. The RealPlayer Cloud apps for iPhone, iPad, Android and Web now support Chromecast playback, … Read More

Chromecast adds ten new apps

December 12, 2013 |

Earlier this week Chromecast added ten new apps that including VEVO, Red Bull.TV, Songza, PostTV, Viki, Revision 3 and BeyondPod. Plex, Avia, and RealPlayer Cloud apps can also now be used to “cast” what you’re watching on your mobile … Read More

PlayOn adds HD support for multiple devices

December 6, 2013 |

PlayOn has upgraded their video quality, offering HD resolution streaming and recording on multiple devices including Roku, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360, as well as mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad, and Android phones. (See the full list below.) … Read More

Hulu Plus app for iPhone now supports Google Chromecast

October 21, 2013 |

Just updated today on Apple iTunes, the new Hulu Plus app Version 3.3.1 now lets you “cast” TV shows and movies on Chromecast via your iPhone. When used with Chromecast, the app gives your phone remote control functions but … Read More

Hulu Plus app update supports Google Chromecast on Android & iOS

October 4, 2013 |

A bit of good news for Hulu Plus subscribers who own a Chromecast dongle, or may be thinking about purchasing one. The latest update to the Hulu Plus app for Android and iOS supports Chromecast, allowing you to use … Read More

Google Debuts Chromecast Streaming Dongle

August 9, 2013 |

Last week, largely unnoticed save by the most geekcentric online journals and blogs, was the release of Google’s take on streaming for HDTVs, the Google Chromecast wireless dongle that will retail for $35.Read More