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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 September 11

GOOG: 929.08

2.58

Amazon is reportedly working on two new Fire TV models, and they’ve leaked today in a couple new images (via AFTVNews). Both will reportedly be packing support for 4K HDR video at 60 fps.

But one of them looks a lot like a Google product you might be familiar with…

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Chromecast Stories August 4

GOOG: 927.96

4.31

A couple of months ago it was discovered that an update broke the ability to power a Chromecast with a smartphone’s hotspot. While that seems like a minor thing, it annoyed quite a few customers. Recently, an update to Google Play Services finally fixed this problem, restoring the ability to use Google’s streaming device on a hotspot. expand full story

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Chromecast Stories July 26

GOOG: 947.80

-2.90

There’s a huge battle going on in the living room between the various streaming platforms on the market. Google has long tried to make itself heard in this field, but most of its efforts aren’t very successful. That is, until four years ago. Chromecast finally launched Google into the market, but it’s still facing a constant battle with the ever-popular Roku.

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Chromecast Stories July 24

GOOG: 980.34

7.42

Exactly 4 years ago today, Google officially unveiled Chromecast to the world. The accessory was marketed as a tiny HDMI dongle that we were supposed to plug into our TVs in order to more easily watch YouTube and Netflix videos, as well as to stream Chrome tabs to the big screen from our computers. Chromecast was a breed all of its own, and as funky and weird as it was back in 2013, it’s rapidly changed the way that millions of people consume media…

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Chromecast Stories June 23

GOOG: 965.59

8.50

Google has had various social media campaigns that highlight the Pixel and Pixel XL’s camera prowess. The latest wants to feature photos taken with a Pixel as Backdrop screensavers on Chromecast.

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Chromecast Stories June 5

GOOG: 983.68

8.08

Chromecast users can no longer use Android’s mobile hotspot for WiFi

While most people pay for in-home Internet and WiFi service, some people rely on their mobile phones to connect to the web. Until recently, those use used their mobile data at home were able to also connect their Chromecasts and stream content to their TVs. Thanks to the most recent Play Services update (11.0.55), it would appear that Google has now blocked all Chromecasts from working on Android’s mobile hotspot.

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