Google is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its $35 Chromecast dongle by giving new and existing owners a free 90-day subscription to Google Play Music All Access, the company's all-you-can-eat streaming music buffet. The promotion...
Apple has done a lot to establish Apple TV as something other than a "hobby" over the past couple of years, but the latest research from Parks Associates indicates all that work hasn't been quite enough. Though Apple's diminutive entertainment box has been around for seven years now, it's slipping behind Chromecast and Roku in the U.S. in terms of recent sales and adoption rates.
Google's $35 Chromecast has been hailed as a cost-saving alternative to Apple TV and Roku, but the device has thus far been starved of great content — a problem the Chrome OS dongle is attacking this week with three new services.
Google is coming up with all kinds of clever ways to enhance its $35 Chromecast, which plugs into any HDMI-equipped television and allows compatible apps to “cast” video, music, and now photos to the big screen. Billed as a “Chrome Experiment,” Photowall for Chromecast is Google’s latest iOS app, which allows mobile devices to throw pictures onto an HDTV and make them come alive as a unique interactive composite.
A site like MacLife.com would be remiss in not joining the celebration for Mac OS X, which is now officially an unruly teenager at the ripe young age of 13 this week. We remember well the excitement of first installing the OS, only to discover there was very little we could actually do with it prior to booting back into Mac OS 9, but in time that infant learned how to talk and walk and soon we spent all of our time there. Read on to find out more about the release of Cheetah 13 years ago!
It appears to be game on for Android-based wearables now that Google has thrown down the gauntlet on its own offerings, which will be available in the coming months from LG and Motorola. Meanwhile, Apple continues to be mum on the subject, but something tells us whatever they eventually do come up with will likely make us all forget about every other device in the category...
Picked up a Google Chromecast but disappointed how few apps actually support it yet? Your worries are over, my friend, now that the latest Plex for iOS update has arrived and is ready to make that Chromecast sing.
Now that the floodgates have opened and Google is offering its Chromecast SDK to everyone, how soon will it be before our favorites apps add support? At least two streaming music providers appear to already be in the works.