Tag: Google Chromecast

Where to buy Pixel 3, Pixel Slate, Home Hub, and all Google’s new devices in the UK

Google The Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL are finally here! The search giant unveiled the third-generation Pixel phones at an event in New York on October 9, 2018, alongside a few other exciting new products that join the growing Made by Google family. If you watched the livestream you’ll already know all […]

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Google Assistant is now bilingual and has new Chromecast abilities

Google Assistant on phones and Google Home hardware is now better equipped for bilingual people and households. Speak in any pair of languages to Google Assistant and it will respond appropriately in the applicable language. Assistant also has a few new Chromecast tricks up its sleeve. In 2016, a survey showed that 22 percent of […]

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More Assistant-triggered visualizations are coming to Chromecast, plus per-device casting defaults for Google Home

Back at I/O 2017, Google showed off what it called “contextual visual responses.” Put simply, they were visual feedback for Assistant-based queries on your Chromecast. Earlier this year, we spotted the first of these in the wild for weather, and next up was YouTube. Now Google is revealing that even more of these visual results […]

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With added Bluetooth, the next Chromecast could potentially have a remote

An updated filing with the FCC points to the next Chromecast having Bluetooth. While Bluetooth could mean many things for the Chromecast, it might mean Google is finally adding a remote. Other media streamers like Amazon Fire TV and Roku have remotes, and the lack of remotes for Chromecast is a common complaint. A recently-updated filing […]

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It’s not just you: Some Google Home and Chromecasts are down

Google admitted today that there are issues with Google Chromecasts and Google Home smart speakers. Users can’t cast apps to Chromecasts and Google Home speakers won’t respond to voice commands. Google did not give any explanation for the issues, but is working on fixes. Today, users across the globe found that both Google Home smart […]

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