Aereo Says Its Service Will Be Ready For Google’s Chromecast On May 29

By | Thursday April 10, 2014 @ 12:36pm PDT

Watching TV broadcasts on a television set? What will they think of next? ChromecastWell, facetiousness aside, this may be one of the easiest and cheapest ways for people in markets served by Aereo — who don’t want to attach an … Read More »

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HBO GO Lands On Chromecast

By | Thursday November 21, 2013 @ 7:48am PST

The content choices just became more interesting for Google’s hot-selling $35 thumb-drive-sized dongle that brings Web content to TV sets. HBO GO pretty much had to make itself available on Chromecast: Users already can watch Netflix and Hulu … Read More »

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Amazon Plans To Sell Its Own Video Streaming Box: Report

By | Thursday October 3, 2013 @ 1:18pm PDT

The device, code-named “Cinnamon,” would make it easy for users to stream Amazon Prime videos to their TV sets — and could handle apps and content including music and games from other Web services — the Wall Street JournalRead More »

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Roku Beats Apple TV In Homes With Streaming Media Devices: Report

By | Wednesday August 14, 2013 @ 12:02pm PDT

About 14% of all households have a streaming media device, twice the number that had one two years ago, research firm Parks Associates says today. But the most interesting finding in its new report on trends in connected TV is … Read More »

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Google’s Chromecast Wins Early Adopters, But Mostly Due To Its Low Price

By | Friday July 26, 2013 @ 3:44pm PDT

Google clearly caught the public’s imagination on Wednesday when it introduced Chromecast the $35 dongle that can turn any TV with an HDMI port, and access to Wi-Fi, into a smart TV. Plug it in, and you can access YouTube, Netflix and other media, including music and photos from your computer, phone, or tablet. The device is already sold out on Google Play, Amazon, and Best Buy. (You can find it for about $45 on eBay, though.) And Google has exhausted its allotment of promotions that gave early Chromecast buyers three months of Netflix for free. So is Google’s new product worth all this excitement? Several critics who have tried it say that it is — but mostly because its cheaper than alternatives such as Apple TV and Roku. It “works as advertised, and it makes me feel like I’m a little further into the future,” The Atlantic’s Alexis Madrigal says. ”For $35, that’s a good deal.” Wired’s Mat Honan says that images don’t show that Chromecast needs to draw power from either a USB port or an outlet. Still,  he’s “pretty blown away by how easy, versatile, and inexpensive this is. Given the low, low price … it’s really hard not to like.” Read More »

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