Aereo to Add Chromecast Support for Ultimate TV Nerd Nirvana

What do you get when you combine Aereo's anytime, anywhere, broadcast-TV-via-internet cloud service with Google's Chromecast wonder-dongle? A confluence of TV gizmo delight—and that's exactly what Aereo announced today. » 4/10/14 3:20pm 4/10/14 3:20pm

​Why Roku Matters More Than Ever

You have more streaming TV options than you could hope for, especially now that Amazon has entered the fray. And while Apple TV, Chromecast, and Fire TV all have their strengths, they also share the same crippling weakness: self-interest. That's what makes Roku so important. » 4/04/14 3:02pm 4/04/14 3:02pm

Chromecast Is Finally Going to Get the Awesome Apps It Deserves

Chromecast has always been great at what it does, but up until now it's done fairly little. Compatible apps have been just trickling in, largely because Google has been hand-picking what devs even get to play with the $35 wonderstick. No more! Google's opened up the Chromecast to developers everywhere. Finally, it… » 2/03/14 1:43pm 2/03/14 1:43pm

Netgear's HDMI Dongle Is Your Storage-Friendly Answer to Chromecast

While Google's Chromecast might seem poised become the quintessential universal streaming device, it's taking a hell of a long time to get there. So in the meantime, Netgear's new NeoMediacast dongle is picking up where Chromecast left off by offering streaming content with Micro SD storage capabilities—assuming you're … » 1/06/14 8:30am 1/06/14 8:30am

Save on a Chromecast or Pebble Watch with a .edu Email Address

If you haven't picked up a Chromecast for every TV in your home yet, Best Buy has one of the first discounts we've seen on the little dongle today. If you can furnish the site with a valid .edu email address, you'll be able to pick one up for $30, or $5 less than retail. » 11/04/13 12:28pm 11/04/13 12:28pm

Google Says Local Content Could Come Back to Chromecast

Yesterday, Google upset lots of folks by pulling the plug on the most awesome aspect of Chromecast, the ability to play local content through a third-party app. Today, the company's saying it was an inadvertent mistake, and that local content will stay. What gives? » 8/27/13 9:05am 8/27/13 9:05am

Chromecast (With Three Free Months of Netflix) Is Back at Best Buy…

After this morning's let down with Google hauling back Chromecast's most awesome feature, dongle lovers have reason to smile again: Chromecast is once again available from Best Buy for $35 with 3 free months of Netflix. » 8/26/13 2:54pm 8/26/13 2:54pm

Google Is Crippling Chromecast's Best Feature

We love us some Chromecast, but it's got its shortcomings. While there are more and more services snuggling up to 'casting, the ultimate dream is being able to cast everything. We almost had a third-party app that could do exactly that, until Google put a stop to it. » 8/26/13 9:08am 8/26/13 9:08am

Aircast Turns Chromecast into an Android AirPlay

Chromecast is great, except for the part where your streaming options are pretty limited. They're getting better by the day, but soon, it'll all be a non-issue; a new app called Aircast, can already push all your videos to Chromecast. » 8/19/13 11:08am 8/19/13 11:08am