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Users of iOS can now control Chromecast from their iPhone’s lock screen

YouTube for iOS is getting an important update for Chromecast users -- the ability to control the cast from the lock screen. Not only that, but users will also now be able to control their cast from their Apple Watch.
Home Theater

Newly released patent shows the Google Chromecast that could have been

Coulda, woulda, shoulda, but Google didn't do that -- where "that" is electing a slightly sleeker, sexier design for its second-generation Chromecast. We're seeing this design thanks to a newly released patent from 2015.
Home Theater

Samsung app update suggests Chromecast-like streaming on HDTVs

Potentially useful for anyone that's interested in purchasing a new Samsung television, a recent app update alludes to the addition of mobile device casting from popular video apps like YouTube and Hulu.
Computing

LG announces new 4K HDR monitors, might be trading HDMI for USB Type-C

The impressively sleek and thin-bezeled monitors build on the success of previous models like the LG 38UC99, and bring a few new features to the table, namely 4K resolution and HDR support.
Mobile

Google quietly renaming Cast branding (yes, again) to 'Chromecast built-in'

Google has been quietly removing mentions of Google Cast. It's replacement? "Chromecast built-in." The name is easier for consumers to understand the connection between cast-enabled devices and the Chromecast.
Computing

Everything you need to know about the Google Chromecast and Chromecast Ultra

Google's Chromecast plugs into your TV's HDMI port, allowing you to stream content from your tablet, laptop, or smartphone directly to your TV. Here's what you need to know about all iterations, including the new 4K-ready Chromecast Ultra.
Home Theater

Roku Express vs. Chromecast vs. Fire TV Stick vs. Roku Streaming Stick

Which streaming stick reigns supreme? We compare the features and performance of the most popular compact streaming devices to help you decide which one will fit your needs at a steal of a deal.
Home Theater

Google’s Chromecast Ultra is ready to serve up 4K HDR for $69

Today, Google introduced a refresh of its Chromecast streaming device. It's called the Chromecast Ultra. While it costs nearly double the price of the old one, the latest Chromecast supports both 4K streaming and HDR for eye-popping video…
Home Theater

Roku revamps entire line, adds 4K HDR models, stick-on form factor, $30 Express

Roku updates nearly its entire fleet of devices with 4K, HDR and a new $30 entry level set-top box for budget-conscious buyers.
Home Theater

Test out new features before the public in Google's Chromecast Preview Program

Google launches the Chromecast Preview Program, that lets brave Chromecast owners test out experimental functionality before it is released for public consumption.
Computing

Google finally bakes Cast directly into Chrome's flaky crust

Google Cast is stepping out of the shadowy realm of browser extensions and getting fully integrated into Chrome with the latest update. No more digging through menus to stream straight from your browser to your TV.
Computing

Google adding built-in Chromecast streaming options to Chrome browser

Chromecast users will now find a Cast command built into the Chrome browser, rather than having to download an extension -- and there's more new functionality on its way as well.