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Google introduces Chromecast, a $35 HDMI streaming solution for televisions


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#51 OFFLINE   Athlon646464

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 05:42 AM

Does anyone know if the Netflix discount has to be applied to streaming or if ultimately it's just a general credit?

 

According to Amazon:

 

"Netflix gift codes expire 12/31/13. Valid for 3 months of Netflix service on the $7.99 (a month) Unlimited Streaming plan (for total value of $23.97). Valid for previous, new and existing Netflix members. Offer available while supplies last. A computer or other device that streams from Netflix (manufactured and sold separately) and broadband Internet connection are required to watch instantly. Offer is not redeemable or refundable for cash, subject to applicable law, and cannot be exchanged for Netflix Gift Subscriptions. You may apply the value of the offer to a different plan, or other services offered by Netflix. Exchanges in this manner may alter the duration of the offer. Limit of one promotion will be applied towards each monthly membership fee for your Netflix account. For details, please visit www.netflix.com/termsofuse."


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Posted 02 August 2013 - 11:23 AM

Update: Chromecast update breaks root-friendly exploit
 
We hope you weren't planning to tinker with your Chromecast this weekend. GTVHacker has confirmed that a recent firmware update to Google's streaming media stick plugs the bootloader exploit that many are using to get root access. 
 
Some XDA-Developers members have tried maintaining root by flashing recovery images and disabling signing keys, but those aren't reliable solutions -- we've seen a few reports of bricked Chromecasts. If you're cautious, it may be best to wait until more adventurous owners find a vulnerability in Google's newer code.
 

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 05:45 PM

Oh darn, I just got mine today. :-0


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Posted 07 August 2013 - 04:56 AM

Tonido Home Cloud gets Chromecast support, lets you stream from desktop to TV
 
As the dust around Chromecast's surprise arrival starts to settle, expect to see a lot more apps and services get on board. Today's adoptee? Tonido's home cloud software (of recent giveaway fame). The company's updated its mobile apps, so that you can now stream (correctly formatted) media from your PC or desktop to the HDMI device wherever you (and it) are. 
 
So, in theory, you can store all your content at home, and take your Chromecast (and phone, of course) out with you -- and still be able to access your prized movie collection. Now you just have to wait until they're back in stock...
 
 

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 11:48 AM

Koush has demo'd an app that will do that also. Should be in the Play Market soon

 

https://www.youtube....d&v=a4o5uWE5eYU


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Posted 08 August 2013 - 12:01 PM

Koush has demo'd an app that will do that also. Should be in the Play Market soon

 

https://www.youtube....d&v=a4o5uWE5eYU

 

Yup - see my post (#48).


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Posted 09 August 2013 - 04:22 AM

Unlock Chromecast's incognito mode to keep your browser history clean
 
Chromecast is a pretty neat little gadget, but there are some things you might not want showing up in your browser history -- we'll leave it to your imagination as to what those things might be. With that in mind, the folks at Android Central have put together a brief walkthrough to explain how to use incognito tabs with Chromecast. 
 
It's pretty much the same way you'd access any extension in Chrome's disposable browser session: just type in "Chrome://extensions," find the Google Cast section and select the "Allow in incognito" option. While we're the last people to judge how you choose to use your dongle, some things should probably be kept private.
 
 
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Posted 18 August 2013 - 06:36 AM

Homebrew Kinect app steers Chromecast streams through gestures (video)
 
Chromecast may deliver on promises of sending wire-free video to TVs, but it's not hands-free -- or at least, it wasn't. Leon Nicholls has unveiled a homemade Kinect app for the desktop that gives him gesture-based control of videos playing through Google's streaming stick. While there's just two commands at this point, Nicholls hopes to open-source the code in the near future; this isn't the end of the road.
 
 

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 10:01 AM

http://www.techhive....edia-files.html

 

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 10:57 AM

Update: Chromecast's iOS app arrives, looks to make cross-platform living room magic
 
On the heals of a Cast SDK update that borked third-party streaming apps, Google released a version of its Chromecast software for iOS devices. That's right, folks with an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch can use the free application to set up Chromecast on their flat's WiFi network and to manage settings. 
 
Of course, YouTube, Netflix, Google Play purchases and Chrome can all be displayed on properly outfitted TVs easily. You may have to wait a bit to nab one, but at $35, there's a world of inexpensive, cross-platform love within arm's reach.
 
 
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Posted 17 September 2013 - 07:41 AM

YouTube testing Chromecast support for embedded videos
 
Anyone wanting to stream YouTube videos through a Chromecast currently has to visit YouTube's website or run one of its mobile apps. Viewers may soon have more options, though, as Google has confirmed to GigaOM that it's publicly testing Chromecast support for embedded YouTube clips on third-party web pages. 
 
Right now, access is random at best -- the "send to" button only appears some of the time, and might not be available to everyone. The company says it's monitoring feedback from these experiments, however, and it could offer embedded video support to more Chromecast owners if all goes well.
 
 
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Posted 19 September 2013 - 11:02 AM

I think I know the answer but those Chromecast work with Amazon Instant Video?

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 11:07 AM

I think I know the answer but those Chromecast work with Amazon Instant Video?

It does not.

Of course, once the SDK goes final that could change, but Amazon doesn't offer an Android app outside of their forked ecosystem so it isn't likely.

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 11:09 AM

Thanks.

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 11:12 AM

Not built in like YouTube & Netflix (the only 2 so far), but you could 'cast' it from another device (smartphone, tablet, laptop etc.) and it would work.

 

The best way to describe the difference is built in apps treat your other device like a remote control.  For example, if you 'send' a Netflix movie or a YouTube video to your Chromecast from your smartphone, the Chromecast actually plays the video directly from the source, not from the smartphone.  I can vouch for excellent quality from both services when using Chromecast in this way.

 

If you 'cast' a service that is not built in, then Chromecast mirrors what is playing on your smartphone or other device.  Your other device actually transmits the video to Chromecast over your internal network.  For example, I use Chrome on my laptop and have actually mirrored my Chrome browser to my 60" hdtv.


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Posted 19 September 2013 - 11:36 AM

There's a way that Amazon could add support for Chromecast without releasing an Android app for Amazon Instant Video.
Netflix has a Chromecast button in their web player as well. Amazon could add a Cast button to their browser player when the SDK is released.

Not as convenient as a phone and tablet app would be, but they could do it.

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 07:52 AM

Google's Chromecast now supports Hulu Plus app streaming
 
Launching in July with Netflix and YouTube mirroring, Google's $35 Chromecast streaming dongle now has another video streaming service adding supporting the platform to its apps: Hulu. 
 
From today, Hulu will provide Chromecast streaming inside its Hulu Plus app, mirroring shows like New Girl and Modern Family on the big screen.
 
 
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Posted 02 October 2013 - 09:06 AM

Great news now that it is "officially supported". I've been watching Hulu shows on Chromecast for a while now "unsupported".

http://www.latimes.c...0,5284602.story.



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Posted 02 October 2013 - 10:32 AM

I just got a Chromecast yesterday.  Haven't had a chance to play with it.  Don't know why I bought it.  Impulse, I guess.

 

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 10:54 AM

Please post your impressions, I'm really considering purchasing one.

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 11:36 AM

Works great here, especially for Netflix & YouTube (both native apps).


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Posted 02 October 2013 - 02:18 PM

Please post your impressions, I'm really considering purchasing one.

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I will, I just set it up and I'll play with it tomorrow.  If you're looking for a really good streaming platform I can recommend a couple BD players that stream beautifully and also, obviously, take a BD and play that beautifully, too.  

 

I had hoped to be able to put it on my Sony AV system, but that doesn't seem to work.  First downside I see is that you have to use a laptop, tablet or a phone to control it.  No remote (which I knew before I bought it).

 

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 03:27 PM

Mine is plugged into my Denon AVR (2313ci).


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Posted 02 October 2013 - 07:28 PM

Mine is plugged into my Denon AVR (2313ci).

 

Huh.  I wonder why mine won't work on the Sony?  I didn't set it up on the Sony AV, I set it up on the TV.  Then I thought I'd switch it to an HDMI port on the Sony and got nothing.  I'll have to try again tomorrow.  I would really prefer using the HDMI for the sound.  

 

I'd like to know how to do a factory reset and try to set it up on the Sony.  Anybody know how to do that?

 

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 07:40 PM

I figured out how to do the factory reset.  I'll try that tomorrow and see if it connects thru the Sony AV.  

 

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