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The best media streaming sticks and devices

A media streaming device can transform your so-called dumb TV into a smart one that plays shows and movies from Disney Plus, Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now, Prime Video, and other streaming services. The best of the bunch is the Roku Ultra with its easy-to-use interface, 4K video streaming, voice control, and simple remote. The world is changing. Gone are the days when a cable subscription was necessary to watch all the latest and greatest TV shows. These days, the best TV shows are coming out on stre...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Google Play Store, Hbo, Mac, Disney, Samsung, Trends, Siri, Apple TV, Chromecast, Netflix, Nvidia, Roku, Vizio


How to use your Chromecast to stream Amazon Prime Video from your iPhone

You can use a Chromecast to stream Amazon Prime from your iPhone, and cast movies and shows straight to your TV. To cast Amazon Prime content to a Chromecast, you'll need to use the Amazon Prime Video app on your iPhone. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. For years, Amazon Prime Video was available only on devices like the Apple TV or Roku — in other words, devices that could run apps on their own. This left Chromecast users in the cold. Fortunately, this is no longer the cas...
Tags: Amazon, US, Trends, Amazon Prime, Chromecast, Amazon Prime Video, Google Home, Chromecast Check


What is Android TV? Google’s smart TV software fully explained

As brands like Sony, Hisense, and Philips start to use it, you'll be hearing a lot more about Android TV.
Tags: Google, Android TV, Trends, Apple TV, Chromecast, Home Theater, Philips, Smart TV, What Is, Google Assistant, Sony Hisense, Tier 4


How to use Chromecast and Spotify to turn your TV into a personalized jukebox, with lyrics and album art onscreen

You can use a Chromecast with Spotify to turn your television into a personalized jukebox, with album art an even lyrics displayed on the screen. To cast your Spotify account to a Chromecast, you'll just need to use Spotify's "Devices" menu. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Google Chromecast is a device that connects to your TV's HDMI port, and allows you to "cast" media from a phone, computer, or tablet to your TV. It essentially turns any television into a Smart TV. C...
Tags: Google, Spotify, Trends, Chromecast, Netflix, Google Chromecast, Google Home


Made by Google's 20 tips for 2020

The new year is a time for resolutions and reflection, from getting organized to creating some healthy habits. And there are more than a few ways that the tech in your home and in your pocket can help you get there. If you received a Made by Google device over the holidays—or you’ve owned one for a while—consider these pro tips for getting the most out of them. We’re sharing 20 fun features and tricks available across a variety of devices to try, plus expert advice for adding an extra layer of p...
Tags: Chrome, Google, Photos, Chromecast, Pixel, Daniel, Kathy, Google Nest, Chromecast Ultra, Nest Hub Max, Nest Hub, Evan Grippi, Nest Hub Max Say, Google Photos on Nest Hub Max, Disney Amazon Prime Video Hulu


Quibi’s Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman offer a deeper look at the new streaming service

Quibi founder Jeffrey Katzenberg and CEO Meg Whitman took the stage this morning at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to offer a deeper look into the technology behind the soon-to-launch mobile streaming service. The company had already revealed much about its intentions with Quibi, including how it’s the first streaming service designed exclusively for mobile devices, not the living room TV. But until today’s keynote — and briefings with reporters yesterday — what Quibi hadn’t yet d...
Tags: Google, TC, Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, Youtube, Tech, Chromecast, Netflix, Silicon Valley, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Las Vegas, Kevin Hart, Spielberg, Brian Grazer, Consumer Electronics Show


JBL reveal their Dolby powered transformer soundbar

JBL have announced their TV soundbar which splits into pieces like a transformer inspired surround sound system. JBL are integrating the power of Dolby Atmos into their newly unveiled Bar 9.1 soundbar. The uniquely designed speaker promises a great sound and interestingly diverse options thanks to a pair of detachable, wireless speakers on either side of the soundbar. You can place the detachable, wireless speakers anywhere in the room for immersive sound. Each speaker recharges by bein...
Tags: Music, TV, Technology, Chromecast, Speaker, Dolby, Subwoofer, Wireless Speakers, Surround Sound, Soundbar, Dolby Atmos, Jbl, JLB, Speaker System, Wireless Music System, JLB Bar


I was planning to give away my old, 'dumb' TV until a $35 streaming device brought it back from the dead (GOOG, GOOGL)

A $35 Chromecast device revived an old TV I was planning to give away.  The small device allows you to stream on your TV from a phone, tablet, or laptop. It plugs into your TV via the HDMI port and works with all major streaming apps, like HBO, Netflix, Hulu, and, YouTube. Chromecasts can also work with older smart TVs that are on the verge of becoming obsolete. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In the era of smart TVs and streaming devices, it's hard to remember a time when...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Trends, Chromecast, Netflix, Vizio, Sony TV, HBO Netflix Hulu, Tony Villas Boas


Chromecast vs. Roku Streaming Stick+ vs. Fire TV Stick 4K

Which streaming stick reigns supreme? We pit the Chromecast and Chromecast Ultra against the Roku Premiere+, Roku Streaming Stick+, and the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K to help you decide which one belongs in your living room.
Tags: Trends, Chromecast, Home Theater, Roku, Buying Guides, Roku Streaming Stick, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Versus, Movies & TV, HDMI dongle, Roku Premiere Roku Streaming Stick, Tier 4


2019 in review: Stories from Google this year

This is (probably) our last Keyword post of 2019 (and the decade). It’s cliche to talk about the passage of time, but as a new parent—my son was just a few weeks old at the time of this wrap-up post last December—I have an especially keen sense of how much can happen in a year. I also know it’s important to savor the individual moments. In that spirit, let’s look back at the stories that we shared from Google in 2019.  1. We invested in the communities around us, with a new Grow with Google Lear...
Tags: Google, Europe, New York, Colorado, Martha Stewart, Nigeria, Chromecast, Chicago, Uganda, Middle East, John Legend, Google Maps, Google Books, Central Park, Bay Area, Oahu


The best YouTube tips for Android and iOS

Even though we use the YouTube app a lot, there are a few hidden features we never use. Here are some of the best YouTube tips and tricks for Android and iOS.
Tags: Apple, Ios, Android, Mobile, Youtube, Trends, Chromecast, How-to, Mobile App


The 10 Best Gadgets of the 2010s

Making a list of the decade’s most important and influential gadgets is, in a word, illuminating — and that’s before you factor in all the LEDs. Over the last 10 years, thousands of products have been released, and while some are definitely “cooler” than others, their impact on the past decade, and the decade to come, is by no means identical. Each gadget tells the story of a new way of thinking, a slow-moving paradigm shift set to change the way we approach the personal technology we i...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Gadgets, News, Microsoft, Uncategorized, Chromecast, Nintendo, Apple Watch, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Apple Pencil, Onetime, Chromecast Ultra, Cerebral Palsy Foundation


'What is Google Chromecast?': Everything you need to know about Google's smart streaming device

Google Chromecast is a unique device that plugs into any TV or monitor with an HDMI port, and can stream content from your phone or computer onto the big screen. You don't have to pay any subscription fees to use a Chromecast, although you'll still have to pay for services like Netflix and Hulu to access them. If you're using a computer with Google Chrome, you can "cast" nearly any webpage onto the TV, and view the internet in a higher resolution. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more sto...
Tags: Google, Trends, Nasa, Chromecast, Netflix, Hulu, Google Chromecast, Google Home, Netflix Hulu Youtube


Attention holiday shoppers: Black Friday help from Google

Midnight turkey sandwiches, leftover pie for breakfast, a leisurely walk around the block—these are the ideal moments in my day after Thanksgiving. But if you’re like me and the millions of Americans who participate in Black Friday and Cyber Monday every year, chances are you’re also looking out for deals ahead of the holiday season. In fact, I hear that online shopping sales are expected to growup to 18 percent this year, and smartphone use for holiday shopping is rising—increasing by 11 percen...
Tags: Google, Android, Chromecast, Santa, Google Shopping, Pixel, Google Store, Google Nest, Nest Hub Max, Todd Titera


The best streaming sticks and devices

A media streaming device can transform your so-called dumb TV into a smart one that plays shows and movies from Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now, Prime Video, and other streaming services. The best of the bunch is the Roku Ultra with its easy-to-use interface, 4K video streaming, voice control, and simple remote. The world is changing. Gone are the days when a cable subscription was necessary to watch all the latest and greatest TV shows. These days, the best TV shows are coming out on streaming platfo...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Mac, Disney, Trends, Siri, Apple TV, Chromecast, Netflix, Nvidia, Roku, Pbs, Hdr, Nvidia Shield, Cnet


Gamers are blaming 'overheating' Chromecast devices for games crashing on the new Stadia streaming service, but Google said the devices are 'working as intended'

Some Google Stadia users were blaming overheating Chromecast Ultra devices for Stadia crashing during extended gaming sessions, but that's not the case, according to Google.  A Google spokesperson said that overheating Chromecast Ultra devices are not to blame for crashing issues, and that while those devices may get hot, they are working as intended. Google Stadia is the company's new game-streaming platform, where games run on Google's cloud-connected machines that wirelessly send visuals fo...
Tags: Google, Trends, Chromecast, Netflix, Reddit, Chromecast Ultra, Google Stadia


Vizio smart TVs still don't have the Disney Plus app, but the company is rolling out a major update that will let anyone with a smartphone stream Disney's new service

Vizio is rolling out an update in early December for the built-in Chromecast media streamer in its smart TVs that will let Android users stream content from the Disney Plus streaming service. Previously, Android users had no option to stream Disney Plus on their smart TVs, as the Disney Plus app is still absent, and the built-in Chromecast media streamer did not support casting for Disney Plus.  At launch, Vizio owners who use Apple iOS devices had the option to stream Disney Plus with Apple's...
Tags: Apple, Disney, Trends, Chromecast, Louisiana, Vizio, Disney Plus


How to watch Disney+ on a Vizio smart TV using AirPlay 2

There's no Disney+ app for Vizio Smart TVs and no way to use the Chromecast feature. But there is a final option. Here's how to use AirPlay 2 to watch Disney+ on Vizio TVs.
Tags: Disney, Trends, Chromecast, How-to, Home Theater, Vizio, Movies & TV, Airplay 2, Streaming Video Services


Everything You Should Know About Using Google Stadia at Launch

So you went ahead and did it: You bought into Google Stadia. The Chrome-based streaming platform, which launches this week, is still very much in its infancy and half-functional in many ways. For example, you can only stream Stadia games on a handful of devices; there are settings available in some place on some apps,…Read more...
Tags: Ios, Google, Android, Video Games, Chromecast, Streaming, Lifehacks, Pixel, Stadia, Usb C, Google Assistant, Google Stadia


Apple is revamping its smart home efforts after falling behind Amazon and Google

Apple is ramping up hiring for a team that is working on new smart home software and devices in an effort to catch up in a field where Google and Amazon have dominated, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The company is seeking engineers to work in its Cupertino, California, headquarters and in San Diego as part of a group revamping Apple’s smart home platform. The overhaul is designed to spur more outside accessory and appliance makers to connect smart home products such as lig...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Mac, Advertising, Siri, Intel, Apple TV, Chromecast, Mozilla, San Diego, Roku, Alexa, Andreas Gal, Cupertino California, HomeKit Apple


Harman Kardon Citation ONE Speaker Review

HarmanKardon.com Citation ONE blends innovation in home audio entertainment with a sophisticated and beautiful design. The premium blended wool fabric, made by Kvadrat, is dirt repellent and flame retardant. For over 65 years for Harman Kardon has been dedicated to delivering luxurious audio experiences that allow the listener to feel the music and immerse them in the moment. Citation is the ultimate expression and is the worlds first truly premium product of its kind. The Citation ONE d...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Europe, Audio, Seo, Chromecast, Home Automation, Wi Fi, Harman Kardon, Chris Voss, Kvadrat, X Power, Google Home, Harman Kardon Citation ONE Speaker Review


The best home security cameras

Home security cameras can keep your home safe from thieves, but they also help you keep an eye on your kids and pets. After much testing and research, we found that the Logitech Circle 2 is the best camera for any job, thanks to its excellent image quality, cute design, and competitive price. Home security is pretty important. If you're not constantly home, there's always the possibility that someone could be breaking into your home at any given moment. That problem is heightened if you trave...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Trends, Chromecast, Logitech, Alexa, Netgear, Tom, Don, Digital Trends, Amazon Alexa, Logitech Circle, Netgear Arlo Pro, Wyze, Wyze Cam Pan, Monica Chin


Do You Really Need the Stadia Founder’s Pack on Launch Day?

This week, Google announced that Stadia, its game-streaming platform, is coming out November 19. Consequently, it’s time to sit down and think about whether or not you really want to buy in for Stadia’s launch day. Read more...
Tags: Chrome, Google, Video Games, Chromecast, Streaming, Lifehacks, Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, Google Stadia


Google continues to ignore the Chromecast, the best product it ever made

The Google Chromecast was launched more than six years ago, but remains fundamentally unchanged, allowing competitors like Amazon and Roku to prosper.
Tags: Google, Amazon, Trends, Chromecast, Home Theater, Google Chromecast, Chromecast Ultra


Hulu ramps up its personalization efforts, starting with launch of Like / Dislike buttons

Hulu says it’s working on several product changes to make its service more personalized to viewers. It recently launched an enhanced recommendation engine that now accounts for not just what you watch, but also when. And today, it’s introducing the first of what will be many more personalization-focused improvements, with the addition of Like and Dislike buttons. These will allow you to give Hulu direct feedback about your interests, the company says. The new buttons will appear across every pie...
Tags: Apple, Media, Tech, Chromecast, Netflix, Vizio, Hulu, Amazon Fire TV, Nbcu, Disney Disney, LG Samsung, HBO Max, Jason Wong Director Product Management


Cast To TV v11 GNOME Chromecast Extension Adds Remote Widget Playlist, GNOME Shell 3.34 Support

Cast to TV, a GNOME Shell extension to cast media (with optional transcoding) to Chromecast and other devices over the local network, was updated to version 11 yesterday. This release brings support for the latest GNOME 3.34, a file queue (playlist) for the remote widget, NVENC hardware acceleration support, and more.
Tags: Chromecast, Linux, Shell, GNOME


Google lets you move music around its smart speakers with 'Stream Transfer' feature

New feature is being rolled out for use on Google Home speakers, Nest Hub video monitors and Chromecast enabled TVs. "Hey, Google, move the music."         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Google, Usa, News, Chromecast, Usa Today, Google Home


Google Makes It Easier To Move Music and Video Streams Between Devices

Google is finally introducing a way for users of its smart speakers and streaming adapters to move media between those devices. From a report: The company introduced a new feature called Stream Transfer Tuesday that makes it possible to move an ongoing music stream, podcast or YouTube video from one compatible device to the next. At launch, these devices include Google Home and Nest smart speakers as well as Google Nest smart displays and Chromecast-equipped TVs. The transfer of a stream can be ...
Tags: Google, Tech, Chromecast, Max, Google Nest, Google Home


Google Stream Transfer lets you move music and video streams between Chromecast, Google Home and Nest devices

Google first launched Chromecast in 2013 and has been steadily adding  features to it ever since. In 2016, it introduced a feature to enable streaming of music via the command — “OK Google, play music.” The feature made it effortless to stream music onto any Chromecast enabled speaker in the house. The newest feature to be announced is Stream Transfer. It allows the user to move videos, music, podcasts and more between compatible devices in your home using your voice, the Google Home app or t...
Tags: Google, News, Blogging, Chromecast, Google Home, Chromecast Google Home, YouTube Music Spotify Pandora, Stream transfer, Google Stream Transfer, Stream Transfer Chromecast