Chromecast Overview Updated May 24, 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 May 24

Google appears to be bringing Chromecast’s ‘Backdrop’ wallpapers to Chrome ‘New Tab’ page

If you’ve ever had a Chromecast, you’re probably familiar with that array of gorgeous wallpapers that show up when the device is idle. Google calls that “Backdrop,” and new code suggests that it could be coming to the company’s Chrome browser at some point…

Chromecast Stories May 20

How to stream the 2018 Billboard Music Awards live on Chromecast, Android, Chrome OS, and Android TV

The 2018 Billboard Music Awards are taking place tonight, May 20, 2018, live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Here’s how to watch the award show hosted by Kelly Clarkson live on Android, Chrome OS, Chromecast, Android TV, and more…

Chromecast Stories May 18

Today is the wedding between Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle. Here’s how to watch the wedding live on Android, Chrome OS, Chromecast, Android TV, and more…

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Netflix now lets you skip show intros while streaming via Chromecast

Netflix makes it ridiculously easy to get lost bingeing your way through episode after episode of your favorite TV show. When on that marathon, it’s nice to be able to skip the intro as the service lets you on multiple platforms. Now, Netflix is bringing that same feature to Chromecast users.

Chromecast Stories May 14

There are about a million different soundbars on the market today, but most share one thing in common – they don’t hide their presence all that much. To fit most soundbars, you need to adjust something or take up valuable space on the TV stand to fit it. Polk Audio sets out to fix that with its MagniFi Mini system, and it actually ends up creating something more flexible than most would expect.

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Chromecast Stories May 5

How to stream the Kentucky Derby live on Chromecast, Android, Chrome OS, and Android TV

Today is the 144th Kentucky Derby which means it’s time to dust off your derby hat and pour yourself a mint julep. Here’s how to watch the race live on Android, Chrome OS, Chromecast, Android TV, and more…

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