When there is an app to make Android phones and tablets Chromecast receiver, something similar for iOS is also required right? Yes, with Chromecatch, an iOS app, your iPhone or iPad can now work as a Chromecast receiver. But there is a catch. This app is not free. Chromecatch for Chromecast charges $0.99 to make your iPad […]
Google Cast Audio - Internet Connected Smart Speakers
Google Cast is the brain of Chromecast and Chromecast audio. As a platform it also powered many devices that other companies launch with Google partnership.
Remember the rumors about a Chromecast like device (Google Cast device, actually.) from Sony? Here is something more reliable, from the same FCC report. We have better pictures and some more documents listing the specs of the device. This time though, there is a little twist. The device is not just a dongle. It has […]
The Google Chrome team has uploaded 3 videos explaining how to use Google Chromecast. The three videos explain how to cast videos from Youtube, Netflix and Google Play Movies. Chromecast: How to cast using YouTube Chromecast: How to cast using Netflix Chromecast: How to cast using Google Play Movies Happy casting!
Google has released a new iOS app for Chromecast making it cross-platform and appealing to more users. The app can be used to set up your Chromecast device from an iOS device (6.0 or above) Here is the official description: Chromecast is the easiest way to enjoy online video and anything from the web on your […]
With a recent update to Chromecast, Google blocked all the third party apps. Fling, the desktop app that sends local videos to Chromecast, and the Aircast Android app are among the blocked apps. Heads up. Google’s latest Chromecast updateintentionally breaks AllCast. They disabled ‘video_playback’ support from the ChromeCast application. said Koushik Dutta. Three new lines of code […]
While reading and writing about Google Chromecast, I found mentions of “Google Chromecast” and “Google Cast” on different pages and articles. I thought both were the same. But looks like that’s not the case. There is a small difference between these two things. Difference Between Chromecast and Google Cast Here is the difference. Chromecast is […]
So what are the file types supported in Google Chromecast? Here is a list, from the official help page for Google Cast (hmm, Chromecast or Google Cast, I am confused.) All Google Cast devices at a minimum support the following media types: Video codecs: H.264 High Profile Level 4.1, 4.2 and 5, VP8 Audio decoding: […]
Chromecast developer Leon Nicholls has cooked up something cool again. This time it is a Java based application that you can use to send videos, songs etc from computer to Chromecast. Now anybody can play local media directly from their computers to their ChromeCast device. No browser required, he says. There was a workaround that we could use […]
I think I should start by telling you what “Lima” is. Lima is a Kickstarter project that is expected to launch the promised device by December. It was launched as “Plug” and later renamed to “Lima. It helps you create your own Dropbox like system using your own hardware, say your external hard drive or […]
Google Has Plans to Monetize Chromecast?. Looks like they have. No surprises. Google makes money by giving away services free, and monetizing them. But Chromecast is slightly different, because you are paying $35 for the dongle. Developer Leon Nicholls has found some references of advertisements in the Chromecast device. Here is his post. While looking at the source […]