Google Publishes Chromecast SDK for Mobile Apps
Google today made a software developers kit available to application writers that will allow them to add Chromecasting ability to their apps. Chromecast is already available from a number of Android and iOS apps, and lets device owners push content from their phone or tablet to a Chromecast unit attached to their TV set. Google hopes that offering the SDK will expand the number of mobile apps taking advantage of Chromecast.
Google Brings Screen Mirroring to Chromecast
Google today said its Chromecast HDTV plugin device can now mirror the screens of nearby Android smartphones and tablets. With screen mirroring, anything that appears on the phone or tablet's screen will appear on the TV.
Google Refreshes Its Chromecast Products for TVs and Stereos
Google today announced two new Chromecast products meant to help improve the living room experience. The Chromecast 2 TV dongle uses HDMI to plug into television sets and includes dual-band 802.11ac WiFi for improved performance with the local wireless network.
Google's Chromecast Ultra Supports HDR and 4K Video
Google today revealed the Chromecast Ultra, a new version of its home video HDMI dongle. Like last year's Chromecast, the Cromecast Ultra plugs directly into the HDMI port of television sets and allows people to cast content from their smartphones and tablets to their TVs.
HBO Now, Other Android Apps Add Chromecast Support
HBO updated its HBO Now application and added support for Google's Chromecast device. Android smartphone and tablet owners will now be able to push HBO Now content from their device to a Chromecast-equipped TV.