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

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  1. Jul 28, 2013 #41 of 119
    Athlon646464

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    You can actually turn your device off once your video/music starts.
     
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    Steve

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    My understanding as well.
     
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    My understanding as well.


    I stand corrected!. But most marketing I have seen is putting this device as a mirroring device
     
  4. Jul 28, 2013 #44 of 119
    Steve

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    Only from a PC or laptop browser. From that same review:

     
  5. Jul 29, 2013 #45 of 119
    Athlon646464

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    Chromecast bootloader exploit surfaces, opens up plenty of possibilities

    "Give it time." It's something many mums have uttered to their frustrated youth, and it's something that's also uttered amongst the hacker crowd each time a new device emerges. In the case of Google's $35 Chromecast, it took but a couple of days for the HDMI streaming stick to be exploited. Granted, Google's never been one to keep its biggest software projects under lock and key, but for those looking to tinker a bit with their new toy, GTVHacker has the goods.

    The exploit package has thus far been used to confirm that the software within is not Chrome OS -- it's described by the aforesaid site as "a modified Google TV release, but with all of the Bionic / Dalvik stripped out and replaced with a single binary for Chromecast."

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  6. Jul 30, 2013 #46 of 119
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    Anyone try this and the Apple mirroring and can compare? I use Apple one with my iPad and would consider using this with my android. The apple one is a bit flaky and unreliable - wonder if it's the same for this thing.
     
  7. Jul 30, 2013 #47 of 119
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    Anyone try this and the Apple mirroring and can compare? I use Apple one with my iPad and would consider using this with my android. The apple one is a bit flaky and unreliable - wonder if it's the same for this thing.


    I use Airplay all the time and for my is very reliable. so far I have never had a problem
     
  8. Jul 31, 2013 #48 of 119
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    Phone to Chromecast app streams pics and video, but can't be released yet

    "Users have been able to work around that on PCs by entering info for locally stored files into the Chrome address bar, and now ClockworkMod developer Koushik Dutta is showing off a solution for mobile that closes the gap with AirPlay. Demonstrated in the video............"

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  9. Aug 1, 2013 #49 of 119
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    Does anyone know if the Netflix discount has to be applied to streaming or if ultimately it's just a general credit?
     
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    Athlon646464

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    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."
     
  12. Aug 2, 2013 #52 of 119
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    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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    Oh darn, I just got mine today. :-0
     
  14. Aug 7, 2013 #54 of 119
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    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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    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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  18. Aug 18, 2013 #58 of 119
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    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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    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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