Verizon Extends V CAST Video to BlackBerry Storm
Verizon Wireless announced that it is launching V CAST Video services for the BlackBerry Storm today. Verizon notes that the Storm is the first smartphone in its lineup to have access to the V CAST repertoire of content, which includes full-length television programs and live sporting events. The player itself has been updated to take advantage of the Storm's multimedia capabilities, it provides better search functions, and can playback higher resolution content. Storm users can find a link to the service in their browser. The application needs to be downloaded before it can be used, and carries a monthly fee of $10. Many of Verizon's feature phones already have access to V CAST Video.
Samsung Adds Chromecast Support to Its Gear VR Headset
People who own the Gear VR can now cast content from the headset to their cast-enabled television sets. A fresh software update from Oculus adds Chromecast support to the Gear VR.
Google Renames Chromecast, Adds Tech to TVs
Google today expanded the ecosystem of devices compatible with its casting technology to include standalone displays. The company partnered with Vizio and has added direct casting support to Vizio's P Series displays as well as Vizio's soundbars and speakers.
Verizon Zero-Rates Its Fios Mobile Video App
Verizon Wireless today said the company's Fios home internet and television customers can stream an unlimited amount of live and recorded shows over LTE without impacting their monthly data allotment. Specifically, Fios customers can use the Fios Mobile app on their smartphones and tablets to watch 140 channels of live television, movies, and stored DVR content.
Google Makes New Google Cast SDK Available
Google today offered developers access to the Google Cast SDK version 3.0 for Android and iOS. Google first discussed changes to its casting platform at the I/O developer conference in May.
Google to Let You Push Music Directly to Speakers
Google today announced Cast for Audio, a new version of its Chromecast technology that will allow people to cast audio content from their device to properly equipped speakers, receivers, and soundbars. According to Google, compatible audio equipment from Sony, LG, and HEOS by Denon will arrive in the U.S.