media server Stories June 9, 2016

The Nvidia Shield set-top box is about to become the “first all-one Plex box” as Plex announced today the Android TV-based device will gain full media server support later this month. That’s in addition to the Android app offering it currently has and will make the Shield the first device other than a dedicated PC, Mac or NAS with full support for the popular Plex Media Server.

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media server Stories August 16, 2013

Chromecast update fixes discoverability issues with some Android devices

If you have a Chromecast stick but were having problems getting it to find one or more of your Android devices, give it another go: Google has just silently updated the firmware to address the issue.

Via AndroidCentral

media server Stories August 12, 2013

We thought $35 was pretty cheap for Chromecast, but if you don’t even want to lay out that much (or, more likely, can’t get your hands on one at the moment), there’s an app for that.

XDAdevelopers (via Phandroid) pointed us to CheapCast, a free app in the Play Store that enables any Android device to emulate a Chromecast stick. Install it in two devices, one of which could be an Android TV or OUYA, and you can broadcast from one to the other. Don’t, however, expect full functionality at this stage …  expand full story

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