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Need storage for your Chromecast? Toshiba’s AeroCast Wi-Fi hard drive does that

Toshiba's latest external storage solution is small, elegant, fast and, most of all, compatible with every device you can think of, Chromecast included.

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Cast away from home without busting out a password with Chromecast Guest Mode

Teased at Google's I/O conference last summer, Chromecast Guest Mode went live today, letting Android users cast to a friend's Chromecast without signing into Wi-Fi.

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Good deal: Buy a Chromecast, get $20 Google Play credit

Just in time for Christmas, Google Play, Amazon, and Best Buy are offering $20 Google Play credit when you buy a Chromecast. The promotion will last until December 21. Buyers have until January 25 to redeem the credit.

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Roku fires back at Amazon with Cyber Monday deals on Roku Streaming Stick, Roku LT

Roku is holding some crazy Black Friday deals this weekend, selling the streaming stick for $40, in line with the Amazon Fire TV stick; and the LT for $30, less than a Chromecast.

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Chromecast diversifies, adding Sesame Street, Comedy Central, and more

Google adds Chromecast support for eight new apps including Comedy Central, Nickelodeon's Nick, Sesame Street Go and others, though many require a cable or satellite subscription.

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Windows PC on a stick? Intel suggests it’s possible, and coming soon to a store near you

How would you like to carry a full-fledged Windows PC everywhere, and beam it to a TV or monitor in seconds? Intel plans to make that dream come true.

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Tiny streaming sticks are striking it big, but should you really go small?

Streaming sticks are so fully featured and capable now, it would be fair to wonder if there's any need for a set-top box at all. It turns out, set-top boxes still have their place, so we compiled this list of pros and cons to help you figure out which is…

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Streaming stick swordfight! Chromecast vs. Roku Streaming Stick vs. Amazon Fire TV Stick

Which streaming stick reigns supreme? We compare the features and performance of the most popular HDMI dongles to help you decide which one might be best for your needs.

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In the wake of Google’s Nexus Player, new FCC filing proves Chromecast isn’t going away

A new filing shows Google is still looking to the future for the Chromecast, even as it rolls out a new vessel for its Android TV operating system, the Nexus Player.

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Is that Grandma on TV? Chromecast’s wallpaper can now be customized

Chromecast users now have the ability to add their own photos to the home screen. In addition, Google now offers more options, including artwork from the Google Cultural Institute, headlines from news outlets, weather data, and satellite imagery.

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Chromecast strikes a chord with consumers as its setup app tops charts

Chromecast's accompanying app has landed atop research firm App Annie's list of the top apps for connected devices in the U.S., including devices like wearables, smart TVs, and GoPro cameras.

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A new challenger appears: Firefox-powered ‘Matchstick’ aims to take a shot at Chromecast

Chromecast's crusade for dongle domination might have a pesky new obstacle to contend with. The Firefox OS-powered dongle, dubbed "Matchstick," could end up bringing significant new competition to the streaming market.

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Cast what you Sling: Chromecast support arrives for Slingbox

Sling announced that it has integrated much-anticipated support for the Chromecast dongle. The update opens up Google's already-multifaceted hardware to even more potential applications, allowing Sling users to cast DVR content to the TV away from home.

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Chromecast bulks up on content with support for Disney, Twitch, iHeartRadio

Chromecast bolsters its app selection once again, unveiling a trio of new Disney apps, iHeartRadio, and Twitch for use with both Android and iOS devices.

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Google adds Chromecast video streaming to dev version of Chrome OS

Google is working on adding the ability to stream movies stored in Google Drive from your Chrome OS computer to Chromecast. For now, it's only enabled in the dev version of Chrome OS. Learn more here.

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