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Amazon Music App Gets Chromecast Support

Adnan Farooqui November 14, 2017


Amazon and Google’s love-hate relationship continues to confuse people. While the former ditched Chromecasts from its online marketplace and the latter decided to pull YouTube support from the Echo Show, Amazon has decided to add Chromecast support to the Amazon Music app. It was expected that the Amazon Music app might get support for Chromecasts soon and this has finally happened.

Not long after Google decided to pull YouTube support from the Echo Show, it was reported that the company is thinking about launching its own Echo Show rival. So one can say that the relationship between these two tech giants leaves a lot to be desired.

References to this Chromecast integration were discovered several weeks ago in the Amazon Music app. This suggests that the company might be thinking about adding this functionality to the app.

Amazon has now officially confirmed that its Music app supports Chromecast. The app’s changelog has been updated to reflect this fact.

Chromecast support will enable users to select music on their Android device via the Amazon Music app and then have that music play wirelessly on Chromecast-enabled devices.

This includes devices like TVs, speakers with Chromecast built-in, Google Home devices, and Google Assistant-powered speakers.

Amazon Music App Gets Chromecast Support , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Logitech Circle 2 Cameras Now Work With Google Assistant & Chromecast

Tyler Lee October 26, 2017

Thanks to smart speakers and digital assistants like Google Assistant, being able to control our smart devices in our homes got a lot easier, where instead of fiddling with an app, we can just tell these digital assistants what to do instead. That being said the good news for Logitech Circle 2 camera owners is that the devices have recently gotten a bit of an update (via Android Police).

In an announcement by Logitech, it seems that the company’s Circle 2 home security and monitoring cameras will now play nicely with the likes of Google Assistant and Chromecast. What this means is that users will be able to use devices like Google Home to control the cameras, and with the support of Chromecast, they’ll be able to project the video feed onto a bigger screen like a TV instead of watching from their phones.

According to Logitech, “This latest integration with the Google Assistant works on all Circle 2 Cameras (Wired or Wire-Free), as well as the first generation Logi Circle, allowing you to watch live video feeds of what’s happening in and around your home directly from your TV. In addition, the integration will continue to evolve, so people always have access to the latest smart home features and voice experiences they love.”

The feature is now live for users in the US, with plans to eventually roll it out to other users in Europe soon. More details on how to get the feature to work can be found on Logitech’s website.

Logitech Circle 2 Cameras Now Work With Google Assistant & Chromecast , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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SoundCloud For iOS Now Supports Chromecast Streaming

Tyler Lee April 1, 2017

Just because the Chromecast is a Google-made device doesn’t necessarily mean that it is locked to Android devices. Google knows this and the company has so far done a good job at allowing their apps and services to be used with non-Android devices, such as its Chromecast streaming device.

Now the good news for SoundCloud users is that if you’ve been dying for some Chromecast support on your iOS device, you’ll be pleased to learn that SoundCloud has announced that it will now finally support Chromecast streaming on iOS. SoundCloud was already compatible with audio devices like Sonos, and for Android there was already Chromecast integration, so we guess iOS users will finally be able to enjoy the feature as well.

According to SoundCloud, “What’s new? Now users with a SoundCloud Go+ subscription can stream their complete catalog through Google Chromecast. We also enabled shared playback, so multiple users can control what’s playing. Finally, we upgraded both of the mobile apps and the receiver to provide a consistent and streamlined experience.”

The feature should already be live so whether you want to stream it through your TV or through speakers, that option is now finally available to you, so definitely check it out if this sounds like something you might be interested in.

SoundCloud For iOS Now Supports Chromecast Streaming , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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YouTube For iOS Updated With Chromecast Lock Screen Controls

Tyler Lee February 2, 2017

youtube-logoHaving to always unlock your phone to control media playback can be rather annoying, not to mention very inefficient and inconvenient. This is why more often than not, apps that support media playback tend to have a lock screen interface in which users can skip tracks, hit pause or play, adjust volume, and so on.

The good news is that if you’re an iOS user who uses YouTube, you’ll be pleased to learn that in the latest update to the YouTube app, Google has added lock screen controls for Chromecast along with support for smart TVs and other similar devices. What this means is that you’ll now be able to control YouTube’s playback on Chromecast via your lock screen without having to unlock your phone and launch the app.

According to the update’s changelog, “Control videos from the lock screen while casting to Chromecast devices, smart TVs, game consoles, or any other living room devices with the YouTube app. Get Play/Pause, Prev/Next and volume controls on the lock screen and Control Center.”

The update will bump the app up to version 12.03 so if you haven’t already updated your YouTube app, then you’ll want to head on over to the iTunes App Store where the latest version of YouTube is available for download.

YouTube For iOS Updated With Chromecast Lock Screen Controls , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Apple TV Continues To Bleed Market Share

Adnan Farooqui January 30, 2017

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We’ve been hearing rumors for many years that Apple is going to launch a standalone smart TV but that hasn’t happened yet. It did launch an updated Apple TV set-top box in October 2015 but that hasn’t done much to improve its fortunes in the connected TV market. Latest data from eMarketer reveals that Apple TV continues to bleed market share as it sits at the bottom of the connected TV market in the United States.

eMarketer’s report mentions that the Apple TV “is at the bottom of the U.S. connected TV market, behind Google Chromecast and Roku, with its share shrinking.”

The current Apple TV hardware hasn’t done much to steal users away from rivals that offer far greater functionality, including the ability to play casual Android games on the big screen. Apple continues to add more apps to its TV platform but it has a lot of catching up to do in that respect.

According to the report, the Apple TV currently only accounts for 11.9 percent of connected TV users and that’s down 0.6 percent from September 2015. On the other hand, rival Chromecast saw its market share increase to 19.9 percent over the holiday period last year from 18.4 percent in September and 16.2 percent in 2015.

Apple’s future TV plans are not known at this point in time. There have been rumors that the company is trying to create a standalone TV streaming service but that is yet to materialize.

Apple TV Continues To Bleed Market Share , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Get Free HBO Now For Three Months With Chromecast

Adnan Farooqui November 24, 2016

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Google has a habit of providing incentives with each purchase of the Chromecast dongle and it’s back with yet another incentive. It’s a really good one. Customers who purchase last year’s Chromecast or the recently launched Chromecast Ultra will now get free HBO Now for three months. The purchase has to be made within a month from now in order to be eligible for this incentive.

Any and all customers who purchase Chromecast or Chromecast Ultra will receive a free three-month subscription to HBO Now, the cable giant’s standalone streaming service which offers live streaming of the linear channel as well as access to HBO’s huge library of on-demand content.

Customers just need to make sure that they purchase the Chromecast device starting today and until December 24th in order to be eligible for this incentive which can be redeemed at any time until January 8th, 2017.

There is a caveat here, though. This is only good for those who don’t have a subscription to HBO Now. If you already subscribe to the service and purchase a new Chromecast device now, you’re not going to receive the free three-month subscription.

The Chromecast and Chromecast Ultra are both available for purchase from Google’s online store.

Get Free HBO Now For Three Months With Chromecast , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Google’s Chromecast Ultra Announced With Support For 4K

Tyler Lee October 4, 2016

With 4K and HDR expected to become standard features we would expect from TVs and displays in the future, it only makes sense that Google would upgrade its Chromecast device to support that. There were rumors to suggest that a Chromecast Ultra would be announced, and it looks like it has been made official.

Chromecast Ultra will pretty much look like a regular Chromecast dongle, except that the differences will be that it will support 4K, HDR, and Dolby Vision. Google is also touting how the dongle is now 1.8x faster than the previous model, so even if you don’t have a 4K TV you should still be able to take advantage of the speed increase.

It will also come with Ethernet support for those who might prefer or need a more stable stream. Unfortunately for those who would love to get their hands on the Chromecast Ultra, gone is the price that you’ve come to expect from the Chromecast. The Ultra will be priced at $69 which is about double the regular Chromecast, but we guess it’s still not prohibitively expensive.

It will be seeing a release in November in the US and will also be available in 16 other countries.

Google’s Chromecast Ultra Announced With Support For 4K , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.