Photowall Lets Devices Share Photos to Chromecast
Google today revealed a new collaborative tool for its Chromecast product called Photowall. Photowall lets people share images on the TV using their Android or iOS smartphone or tablet. Anyone can take a picture and send it to a Photowall to instantly see it on the screen. In order for Photowall to work, Chromecast owners need to download and install a plug-in for their Chromecast, as well as download the associated mobile app. Further, Google says when the Photowall is complete, Chromecast will automatically generate a YouTube video of the Photowall so it can be shared with everyone who took part. Photowall and its app are free to use.
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.
Google Makes Photo Sharing Simpler
Google today added some new features to its Google Photos product. The revised service focuses on improving how people share pictures and events.
VLC Video Player Adds Chromecast, HDR, 360-Degree Video
VideoLAN this week updated its open-source VLC media player with a significant number of new features. VLC version 3.0 adds support for Chromecast, which lets people push video from their handset to any device that can receive casted content.