Tag: Google Chromecast

Get a second-gen Chromecast for just $9 in-store at Walmart, a crazy $16 off MSRP

For just $9, this second-generation Chromecast deal at Walmart is a no-brainer. I like keeping a couple of extra Chromecast dongles around for that relative who wants to stream “the Netflix” from their decade-old TV, and this is a good chance to stock up on them. The discounted price of $9 is actually visible on […]

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Hackers seize control of more than 70,000 Chromecasts, promote YouTuber PewDiePie

A pair of hackers have hijacked Google Chromecasts and called on their owners to follow YouTubers PewDiePie. The hackers, known as HackerGiraffe and j3ws3r, are estimated to have accessed more than 70,000 devices so far with the exploit, according to the CastHack website the hackers launched (via The Verge). Affected Chromecasts cast a message stating their device […]

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Amazon resumes Chromecast sales, three years after first giving Google the boot

Amazon stopped selling Google’s Chromecast line back in 2015, claiming the sales halt was due to the streaming gadgets’ lack of support for Amazon Prime Video. Now, three years after the online retailer first pulled the gadget, Android Police noticed that it has resumed sales of the streaming sticks. Amazon is currently selling two models, namely the […]

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YouTube Kids support comes to Google Home, Cast TVs, and Smart Displays

Let’s face it: some corners of YouTube are just plain disturbing. To save our children from seeing the dankest of memes before they’re ready, YouTube Kids exists — a platform where you can set limits on what sort of content your little one can see, how long they can watch videos, and even whether or […]

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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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