Chromecast Overview Updated January 18, 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 January 18

Latest Google Play services beta rolling out w/ fix for Chromecast-caused Wi-Fi issues, download here

As promised yesterday, Google has begun rolling out a Google Play services update to users that should fix the reported Wi-Fi slowdowns and outages cause by Chromecast built-in devices (Google Homes, Android TVs, Chromecasts, etc.). In case it hasn’t reached your device yet, you can download the update below…

Chromecast Stories January 17

Update to fix slow Wi-Fi speeds caused by Chromecast built-in devices rolling out tomorrow

When reports came out that Home and Chromecast devices were slowing down or even causing temporarily Wi-Fi outages, Google gave us a statement that basically read that the company was looking into it. Now, the company has published an entire support page detailing the problem and what its plan is to fix it…

Chromecast Stories January 16

If you happen to own a router from ASUS, Linksys, Netgear, TP-Link, or Synology, there’s a chance that you’ve been experiencing Wi-Fi issues after setting up a Google Home and or a Chromecast in your house. While a fix is in works, there’s no quick or temporary solution for users having problems.

Have you experienced any Wi-Fi issues since installing a Google Home or Chromecast?

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Chromecast Stories January 15

Google’s suite of products in the past few years have been pretty awesome overall, with Chromecast and Home devices among the best. However, there’s now a confirmed issue with multiple routers where Google’s devices are the cause of temporary outages.

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Everyone can use an Echo Dot: Just $50!

Chromecast Stories January 7

How to stream The Golden Globes on Chromecast, Android, Chrome OS, and Android TV

Tonight is the 75th Golden Globe Awards, and unlike in years past, NBC will actually be streaming the award show online and through its mobile and Android TV applications. Here’s how to stream the entire Seth Meyers-hosted event tonight, January 7, at 5PM PT / 8P ET…

Chromecast Stories January 1

How to stream the 2018 Rose Parade on Chromecast, Android, Chrome OS, and Android TV

If you’ve survived New Year’s Eve and have also woken up in time to watch it, this morning is the 129th Rose Parade. Thankfully, in case you aren’t able to watch the parade on your television or if you don’t have a TV provider, there are several ways to stream the event and watch it on any number of your different devices. The parade starts at 8 AM PT so don’t forget to tune in…

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