Chromecast News

YouTube Android App To Get Permanent Cast Button

It looks like YouTube's Android app is all set to be all the more useful, as we have received word that the upcoming version of the app will feature a permanent Cast button in addition to new privacy icons, now how about that for progress in the right direction? This update would mean that a permane

Plex and TiVo team to bring personal photos, music, and streaming to your DVR

Plex and TiVo have announced this week that their products will start to work together soon. The products are the TiVo DVR and the Plex media server that give people an easy way to stream photos, music, and video to devices on their home network like the Roku set top box or Chromecast devices. Plex

tinyCam Monitor Pro v6.0 Introduces A New Icon, More Material Design, And Support For 24/7 Backgroun...

tinyCam Monitor lets you view what's going on in front of your network or IP camera, cast the footage to a Chromecast, or keep tabs from an Android TV. It even supports Android Wear. Needless to say, the app does a thorough job of letting you use your Android device to keep an eye on things. But wha

Updated: Best free Android apps 2015

Best free Android appsIf you have an Android device you really are spoiled for choice when it comes to apps, with the Google Play store being home to thousands of them.The huge quantity of apps doesn't mean they're all quality - far from it in fact. To make sure you never install a duff app here's o

Review: Updated: Quickflix

Introduction and DesignUpdate: If you can't beat them, join them. After struggling to compete with the arrival of Netflix, Stan and Presto, Quickflix has announced a deal with Presto to replace its current streaming service with Foxtel's offering. It hasn't been confirmed yet and timeframes are to b

Chromecast gets new CBS, HGTV, FOX Now, FXNOW, Pluto TV, and Haystack apps

Chromecast can now streamEmpire, The Big Bang Theory, NCIS, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Americans, Property Brothers, and Fixer Upper.

Hulu App Now Supports Autoplay For Chromecast

In order to reach maximum sedentary status while binge-watching a TV series, you can't be touching your phone every time an episode is over. I mean, this is just common sense. Hulu's Android app didn't support autoplay with Chromecast viewing, but now it does. Yay. There's a option in the sett

FXNOW, FOXNOW, And HGTV Watch Also Add Chromecast Support

CBS isn't the only network streaming app that's new to the Chromecast scene today. FXNOW, FOXNOW, and HGTV Watch are also ready to stream their content from an Android device to your TV. Before downloading the apps make sure you know your cable subscriber login information as you will need it i

Updated: Best free Android apps 2015

Best free Android appsIf you have an Android device you really are spoiled for choice when it comes to apps, with the Google Play store being home to thousands of them.The huge quantity of apps doesn't mean they're all quality - far from it in fact. To make sure you never install a duff app here's o

CBS Android App Gets Chromecast Support, All Access Subscription Not Required

CBS is home to the likes of The Big Bang Theory, The Good Wife, 2 Broke Girls, and three flavors each of CSI and NCIS. That you're reading Android Police means you're probably still too young to be a big CBS fan, but if you have a taste for the network's shows, you will be pleased to know that

Rdio's cheaper music plan combines ad-free radio with a handful of on-demand songs

If you can't decide between Internet radio and on-demand streaming, Rdio's $4 per month plan will give you a bit of both. The new "Rdio Select" plan is like a cross between the premium plans offered by Pandora and Spotify, combining ad-free Internet radio with a handful of on-demand tracks f

Updated: Roku TVs get refreshed with new apps and a 2015 redesign

Update: TCL has announced that the most premium of its new line of Roku TVs, the 3800 and 3850 series, will be available later this month. The 3800 series, ranging from $229 to $479, features a 1080p panel and 120Hz refresh rate (40-inch and larger only) inside a modern design with quad pedestal sta

LG Watch Urbane Doesn't Connect To Wi-Fi Channels Above 11, Fix Inbound

This issue doesn’t affect LG Watch Urbane owners in the United States but people who used this smartwatch outside the country would have faced an issue that would have left them quite confused at first.The existing software build on the Watch Urbane only allows the smartwatch to connect to Wi

Apple TV's streaming options Stan up

Following on from the launch of TenPlay and Fox Sports Plus apps, the Apple TV has just had its biggest local streaming service arrive on the platform as of today Stan is available on the Apple TV.The Apple TV service launch is the first direct to TV-based access point for the startup streaming se

Recent Play Music Update (v5.9) Fixed An Airplane Mode Bug Involving Downloaded Music [APK Download]

Last Wednesday Google updated Play Music to version 5.9. We tore into it as we are wont to do, but we found nothing in the way of user-facing changes (though we did see code that hints at a future way to handle when two or more devices try to use the same Chromecast at once). Google has pushed

Review: Updated: Roku 3

As you might expect, the Roku 3 features a number of welcome refinements over the cheaper Roku 2 and entry-level 720p Roku LT.It offers wired and wireless connectivity and a much faster dual-core Broadcom chipset. In short, it's the best built Roku player seen to date, rivaling set-top mainstay Amaz

Updated: Netflix vs Presto vs Stan vs Quickflix

Intro, Price and DevicesUpdated: Presto shows.Netflix may be the leading internet TV service in the US, but the streaming giant has some stiff competition down under, and not just from incumbent Quickflix.Netflix joined the ranks of acting players in the Australian streaming market on March 24th, fo

Updated: Best free Android apps 2015

Best free Android appsIf you have an Android device you really are spoiled for choice when it comes to apps, with the Google Play store being home to thousands of them.The huge quantity of apps doesn't mean they're all quality - far from it in fact. To make sure you never install a duff app here's o

DealsRadar: DealsRadar: Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 with a FREE Chromecast!

DealsRadarDealsRadar is the go-to destination for all the best prices on tech and games on the internet. We update daily with links to the best deals on miscellaneous tech and games, with dedicated sections for all your favourite products!Stay up to date: Follow @TRDeals on TwitterIf you're looking

What factors are fuelling the rebirth of the PC?

IntroductionThey were once the apple of everyone's eye, but in recent years PCs have been experiencing a steady decline in the face of a slew of new form factors and the imperious silver march of Apple's iEverything. However, of late the initial spurts of a recovery have turned into a full-on rebirt

Stubborn 'won't fix' Google U-turns on Chromecast vid judder twitching-eye blunder

Euro customers: 'Well, that was unexpected' Google has surprised European fans of its Chromecast TV dongle by suddenly acknowledging a screw-up with the vid-streaming device, after effectively stonewalling complaints late last year.

[APK Teardown] Play Music v5.9 Hints At Smarter Way To Handle Multiple Devices Users On The Same Chr...

Update Wednesday came and went this week, leaving us with about a dozen new and updated apps. Project Fi and Google Connectivity Services were added to the Play Store in preparation for Google's first MVNO customers, and new versions were rolled out to bring Quick Reply to Messenger and p

Grooveshark Closes Up Shop For Good After Long Fade Into Obscurity, Legal Mess

What was once a pretty popular service both in its web interface and its Android app, Grooveshark, is calling it quits. This isn't a big surprise, because its claim to fame was essentially that they disregarded the legal requirement that the service get the rights to music that users streamed and u

Review: Updated: Sling TV

Features and FAQ Update: DISH has signed a deal with NBC to bring The Weather Channel to Sling TV. The deal will apparently start in July, though no details on where TWC fits into Sling TV's pricing model have been released.Imagine everything you liked about cable. You probably enjoyed surfing the c

Review: Plex

The streaming media world grows more and more crowded everyday. Between Sling TV, PlayStation Vue and HBO Now, there's no shortage of streaming options as long as you're willing to shell out the cash every month. But what if - and hang in there with me - you want to stream your own media? What if yo

Cablevision Will Offer Hulu Plus to Optimum Customers

Cablevision has reached an agreement with Hulu to offer the company's streaming subscription service, Hulu Plus, to Optimum customers, making it the first cable or satellite provider to distribute the VOD content. "The partnership with Hulu reflects Cablevision's desire to meet custo

Xbox One just got a new way to stream live TV

The tech industry is coming up with more and more ways for you to watch live TV all the time, and the Xbox One just got a new one - although it won't let you cut your cable cords, unfortunately.It could prove convenient, though, that the console's Time Warner Cable app now lets users watch 300 live

Intel's $150 Compute Stick is a tiny Windows 8.1 PC — and a slowpoke

Intel's Compute Stick, an entire PC crammed into an HDMI stick that fits in the palm of your hand, is nothing short of a landmark in computing. Fifty years of Moore's Law, which states that the number of transistors that can be crammed onto an integrated circuit doubles every two years, has resul

Review: Intel Compute Stick

Introduction and designIntel's Compute Stick will certainly go down in history as the first complete personal computer that the Santa Clara company, better known for manufacturing processors, has shipped to end users. The firm has been dabbling with barebones kits and DIY products (like its NUCs) fo

Review: UPDATED: Roku Streaming Stick

The Roku Streaming Stick seems to get better every day. By combining over 1,000 apps - including Sling TV, Plex and now NBC Sports Live Extra in the US - with an HDMI dongle design that's the size of a thumb drive and an irresistible price of $49/49, the Roku Streaming Stick may just win the stream

Review: Updated: Roku 3

As you might expect, the Roku 3 features a number of welcome refinements over the cheaper Roku 2 and entry-level 720p Roku LT.It offers wired and wireless connectivity and a much faster dual-core Broadcom chipset. In short, it's the best built Roku player seen to date, rivaling set-top mainstay Amaz

The Future May Belong to Web and Mobile Video, but TV Will Survive

Television is dead! Long live television! This, the ancient cry of royal succession, is entirely appropriate to herald what's happening right now—literally before our eyes—to the medium of television. TV has ruled our lives and lifestyles, our news and entertainment, our politics

Updated: Intel Compute Stick is a PC the size of a pack of chewing gum

Update: Intel's Compute Stick is now available for preorder in the UK from Dabs for 129.98 (about $200, AU$250). Note that only the Windows version is available for now.Devices like Google's Chromecast and Amazon's Fire TV brought instant media streaming to the living room, and now Intel is looking

Review: Updated: Sling TV

Features and FAQ Update: DISH has signed a deal with NBC to bring The Weather Channel to Sling TV. The deal will apparently start in July, though no details on where TWC fits into Sling TV's pricing model have been released.Imagine everything you liked about cable. You probably enjoyed surfing the c

Review: Seagate Wireless Mobile Storage 500GB

Introduction and designSeagate added a strange looking product to its portfolio earlier this year. No, I am not talking about the Seagate Seven which was reviewed recently, but the Wireless Mobile Storage instead.This product is essentially a consumer-focused, wireless network attached storage, not

Review: Updated: Chromecast

IntroductionUpdate: Check out our list of devices that work with Google Cast. Original Chromecast review written in August 2013.Streaming media around your home isn't a new idea, but the rise of internet-based on-demand services like Netflix, Sling TV and Amazon Prime Instant Video means that it's b