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Google Home adds free calls, proactive assistance, HBO NOW, more

Google Home adds free calls, proactive assistance, HBO NOW, more

Google Home is getting four new features, making the smart speaker’s assistant more proactive and flexible, and throwing in free hands-free calling. Announced at Google I/O 2017 this morning, the
CNN app for Android adds Chromecast support and reader mode

CNN app for Android adds Chromecast support and reader mode

Coming off their recent redesign, CNN has just updated their app for Android to support Chromecast streaming of video clips, and a new "reader mode" that condenses the size of headline listings for
TBS and TNT Android apps get major updates, now support Chromecast

TBS and TNT Android apps get major updates, now support Chromecast

Turner's TBS and TNT networks have always been at the forefront of digital TV content in the US, having been the first to stream live on-air content several years back. In an attempt to maintain that

Hulu Live TV beta bundles up to 50 channels for $39.99/month

Hulu made known its plans of launching a TV channel bundle almost a year ago. This week during the annual Upfront presentation, the company finally unleashed a “public beta” for its Live TV streaming

Chromecast support coming to more Onkyo, Pioneer audio devices

More audio devices are getting Chromecast support. Google’s very own digital media player is being integrated in a number of gadgets already including those Sony Compact Sound Bars and the LG 34UM79M

Onkyo and Pioneer add Chromecast functionality to receivers via software update

It’s not often that major functionality comes to older products via a free software update, but that’s exactly what’s happening with Onkyo and Pioneer receivers. The two companies have announced that

Google improves “cast this tab” function of Chromecast

If you want a relatively painless way to cast your favorite streaming service and apps to a bigger screen, the Google Chromecast dongle should probably be your best friend. Whether you want to watch a
Google is testing a way to make tab casting video suck a lot less, and you can try it

Google is testing a way to make tab casting video suck a lot less, and you can try it

Google has introduced a new tweak in Chrome Dev channel for streaming full-screen video tabs to Chromecasts, significantly improving power consumption and streaming performance. Now your Chromecast
VIZIO 2017 Displays and Speakers revealed with Google Home and Chromecast inside

VIZIO 2017 Displays and Speakers revealed with Google Home and Chromecast inside

This morning VIZIO revealed its 2017 collection of displays and audio products. In this collection were (and are) a wide array of new technologies and resolutions as well as both wired and wireless
[Update: Play Services 11 responsible] Google might be testing changes to shared network ongoing cast notifications

[Update: Play Services 11 responsible] Google might be testing changes to shared network ongoing cast notifications

Update 1: 2017/04/24 12:20pm PDT Our own Artem can confirm that the change is part of the update to Google Play Services 11. If you want to check it out but don't have that update, It looks like
Chromecast HDMI CEC support is broken for some users, Google working on a fix

Chromecast HDMI CEC support is broken for some users, Google working on a fix

Back in 2015, Google updated the Chromecast to support HDMI CEC, which allows users to control their devices connected via HDMI with just one remote. Instead of pulling out your phone or tablet for
Historic audio brand Jensen announces stereo smart speaker with Chromecast built-in

Historic audio brand Jensen announces stereo smart speaker with Chromecast built-in

Jensen may not be a household name to many, but they've certainly got some impressive credentials in the audio business. Founded by the inventor of the loudspeaker, Peter L. Jensen, they produce all
SoundCloud iOS app updated with Chromecast support

SoundCloud iOS app updated with Chromecast support

While still an underdog in the streaming music market, SoundCloud is still pushing ahead with new updates and features. Or, in the case of their iOS app, an update with an old feature that’s been on
Urbanears introduces Chromecast speakers with Bluetooth and Airplay, starting at $350

Urbanears introduces Chromecast speakers with Bluetooth and Airplay, starting at $350

Scandinavian brand Urbanears is branching out of the headphones market to launch its first speakers: the Baggen and the Stammen. These are almost the same speaker made in two different sizes, wrapped

How to stream March Madness 2017

Is your bracket busted yet? NCAA March Madness is upon us again and this is absolutely my favorite time of year. Nothing beats the cinderella going after the big blue bloods and watching all the high

Google Home app lets you search for new playlist, music to stream

Google Home is well-poised to become the ultimate smart home system. The tech giant is determined to beat Alexa and improve on Google Assistant by making the most of the smart speaker. As the Amazon’s
The Google Home app gets a new Listen tab for music suggestions and discovery

The Google Home app gets a new Listen tab for music suggestions and discovery

I listen to music when I am doing most any activity, especially for work, school stuff, and the gym. Sometimes, though, it's difficult to find the right artist or playlist that suits my particular
Google Home app’s Listen tab curates your music for you

Google Home app’s Listen tab curates your music for you

The Google Home app, formerly known as Google Cast, is the user’s only visible gateway to Google’s screen-less devices, like the Chromecast, Cast-enabled speakers, and, of course, the Google Home. As
[Update: Firmware released] LG responds to user complaints, will add Google Home and multi-room support to Music Flow speakers

[Update: Firmware released] LG responds to user complaints, will add Google Home and multi-room support to Music Flow speakers

Update 1: 2017/03/09 4:07am PST And we finally come to the end of this saga. LG missed its self-imposed "end of February" deadline by a few days, but it did come through today. According to
Grace Digital’s Mondo+ radio has Chromecast built-in

Grace Digital’s Mondo+ radio has Chromecast built-in

Grace Digital already offers products that play nice with Chromecasts, but perhaps not at this level: its new radio, called the Mondo+, has a Chromecast built-in. Those of you who are familiar with