Chromecast Overview Updated October 30, 2018


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The Chromecast is a media streaming device from Google, allowing you to play your favorite content from Netflix, Spotify, Google Play Music, Pandora, and countless other services on your television. The device is a small HDMI dongle, and retails for $35.

Chromecast Stories October 30

The Google Home Hub, Google’s first foray into smart display has been generally lauded in reviews, including our own. Under a security review, however, the story may be a bit different, with one researcher claiming that the device’s security is “beyond dismal.” Google, of course, denies these claims.

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Chromecast Stories October 26

I love a good set of speakers, and I’ve had the pleasure over the past year to spend time with a couple of different products from Polk Audio. So far, I’ve not been disappointed even once, and lately, I’ve been testing out another one of the company’s soundbars, the MagniFi Max SR. Spoiler alert – It’s pretty awesome, and we’re even giving one away.

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Deal: Get Pixelbook at 25% off: $750!

Chromecast Stories October 24

Chromecast 2nd-gen and Chromecast Ultra may be updated w/ multi-room audio support

A handy new feature on Google’s latest Chromecast revision is the addition of support for multi-room audio playback. Now, it seems like Google is extending Chromecast multi-room audio support to previous hardware generations.

Chromecast Stories October 15

Google Assistant can now play Netflix on Android TV devices

Android TV is a pretty stellar platform if you ask me, but its Chromecast functionality has felt broken for a while. Now, though, Google is fixing one major gripe by allowing Google Assistant to play content on Netflix through Android TV devices.

Chromecast Stories October 12

Notches aside, I’m a massive fan of Google’s design aesthetic. Each of their devices is thoughtfully designed and they’re quirky in a very Google way. Last year’s Pixel 2 XL was my favorite design to date for a very specific reason and, unexpectedly, the new white Chromecast is what ended up being 2018’s version of it.

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Chromecast Stories October 11

The updated Chromecast might not seem like much of a improvement over the second generation model released in 2015, but a refreshed look, stronger WiFi connection and 1080p 60FPS — no 4K — streaming make for a pretty decent upgrade all things considered.

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