Chromecast's New Slingbox App Puts Your Entire TV Lineup in Your Pocket

What if you could bring your entire TV to a friend's house, all your channels and DVR programs intact? That's more or less what the Slingbox app for Chromecast lets you do today. With a Slingbox hooked up to your home theater plus the SlingPlayer app for iOS and Android devices you could already take your content on… » 9/17/14 3:45pm Today 3:45pm

Chromecast Just Got Twitch and a Bunch of Other New Apps

Chromecast just got another wave of apps. Leading the charge this time is the newly Amazon-owned Twitch, along with iHeartRadio, and a handful of Disney streaming apps. Amazon-owned Instant Video, however, is still nowhere to be seen. But still, you just got a few more excuses to never leave the couch! » 9/16/14 12:04pm Yesterday 12:04pm

Bingewatching Netflix on Your Chromecast Just Got Even Easier

Bingewatching good shows is now a beloved American pastime, and Chromecast is a fantastic enabler. Now Netflix is decreasing the minimal effort needed to just keep streaming; that "Post-Play " option that automatically starts the next episode will be rolled out for iOS and Android users navigating their queue from… » 9/09/14 12:39pm 9/09/14 12:39pm

Have a Chromecast? You Could Get Three Free Months of Unlimited Music

Chromecast, Google's $35 3-inch streaming dongle, turns one-year-old today and the company is cutting users in on the celebration. For three months, anyone with a Chromecast can jam out with a free 90-day subscription to All Access Music, a usually $10 monthly service through Google Play. There's only one major catch:… » 7/24/14 11:14am 7/24/14 11:14am

You Can Finally Send Anything on Your Android's Screen to Chromecast

The "Cast Screen" function for Google's Chromecast dongle that we reported on during last month's Google I/O developers conference has finally made it out of the keynote and into our mobile devices. Now, anything that plays on your Android device also plays on your TV. Yes, even your porn. » 7/09/14 1:20pm 7/09/14 1:20pm

Google I/O Wishlist: What We Want (And What We'll Get)

Google's biggest day of the year is here: Google I/O! And along with fancy developer seminars with enticing names like "open-source technologies from the Hadoop ecosystem as part of your Cloud toolkit," we're also going to get some Fun Announcements. Here's what we're expecting, what we're hoping for, and what'll have… » 6/25/14 9:35am 6/25/14 9:35am

This Could Be Our First Look at Mozilla's Chromecast Competitor

Ever since Chromecast and Roku hit the market, rumor has said that Mozilla was working on a more open, tinkerer-friendly type of streaming dongle. This week, Mozilla developer Christian Heilmann tweeted a photo that sure looks like a nearly-finalized product, and GigaOM got to play with a prototype. Casting's about to… » 6/21/14 11:00am 6/21/14 11:00am