Chromecast

How To : Get Your Chromecast to Stop Lagging

Google Chromecast is only 35 dollars. That's about 2 and a half drinks at a decent bar in Los Angeles. So, my roommates and I looked to make the investment. The small box arrived in the mail and the setup couldn't be easier. Simply, plug the Chromecast into the HDMI port on yo ...more

How To : Cast Web Videos from iPad or iPhone to Chromecast

This tutorial is for everyone who has been waiting for a solution to stream web videos to a Chromecast by using an iPhone or iPad. It is easy as a cakewalk. Video: . Step 1: Install Video & TV Cast for Chromecast (iOS App) Get Video and TV Cast Browser for Chromecast from the ...more

How To : Use Your Chromecast Without WiFi

It's no secret that we love the Chromecast. From watching movies to playing games to giving presentations, this little $35 dongle definitely packs a punch. But unless you have a strong, solid Wi-Fi connection in the 2.4 GHz range, this little device has been out of reach to yo ...more

How To : Enable the Chromecast Screen Mirroring Feature

At last month's I/O event, Google demonstrated a set of cool new features that were said to be coming to the Chromecast soon. While we may not be able to set custom backgrounds or cast content without being on the same WiFi network just yet, the biggest feature of them all has ...more

How To : Root Your Chromecast

When the Chromecast first came out about a year ago, developers were quick to find a way to root the streaming device. Google was almost as fast, however, in updating the Chromecast's firmware to close the loophole that this method used. Recently, the developers at Team Eurek ...more

How To : Use Your Chromecast as a Karaoke Machine

You suck at karaoke. Most of us do, but that doesn't stop any of us from hitting up the karaoke bar. It's not about who sounds best; there's American Idol for that. It's about having a great time without incurring negative judgement; the worse you are the better time I'm havin ...more

How To : Test Your Chromecast's Network Connection

At its core, the Chromecast is essentially a web browser on a stick. When you cast content from your computer or smartphone, all you're really doing is telling the Chromecast which website to load. So if you're experiencing lag or issues casting content, the root cause is gen ...more

How To : Turn an Old Android Phone into a Chromecast Remote

Considering how much smartphones cost in the first place, we're understandably reluctant to throw them out when we've bought a newer model. And this is probably the best practice, too, as there are many great uses for an old Android device. Don't Miss: Turn Your Old Android i ...more

How To : Add Widgets to Your Chromecast's Home Screen

The idle screen for the Chromecast is certainly beautiful. Full of many high-definition pictures taken of various parts of the world, it's almost a shame that we have to dismiss this screen in order to cast content. The folks over at RiR Software love this idle screen, too. S ...more

How To : Speed Test Your Chromecast or Android TV

The Google Cast feature that serves as the primary interface for the Chromecast and comes bundled with Android TV devices like the Nexus Player is a marvel of modern technology. But as these things go, troubleshooting issues can be difficult with something so groundbreaking, e ...more

How To : Find the Latest & Greatest Chromecast Apps

Now that the Chromecast development kit has been out for over a month, more and more Android apps are being released or updated to work with the Chromecast. Everything from games to streaming local content to personalized news stations is available. Unfortunately, there is no ...more

Deal Alert : Spotify's Giving Away Free Chromecasts

For well over a year, Spotify's most requested feature was to add Chromecast support. While they left the request unanswered, it seemed that Spotify just didn't want anything to do with the $35 streaming stick. But then, seemingly out of nowhere, Google and Spotify announced ...more

News : Cast Aereo Live TV Using Your Chromecast

Gaining major consumer support and the ire of Big Cable, Aereo today announced support for the Chromecast through it's Android app. A revolution for cord-cutters, Aereo lets you record and stream live broadcast TV on your computer, smartphone, tablet, or media streaming player ...more

News : 7 New Games Just Released for Chromecast

Now that Chromecast has taken the title of top-selling media streaming device and held onto it for well over a year, game developers absolutely have to take Google's $35 streaming stick seriously. As a result, we're starting to see big-time media and game companies throw their ...more

News : Chromecast's First Real Competitor Gets Leaked

Chrome and Firefox are the leading third-party web browsers on the desktop platform, so it would make sense that they'd go head-to-head in a fight for living room supremacy. The team at Mozilla has been covertly working on a direct competitor to Chromecast over the past month ...more

News : Crackle & Rdio Apps Updated for Chromecast Support

Adding to the growing list of Chromecast capable apps, today two entertainment streamers for both Android and iOS join the list; Crackle for videos, and Rdio for music. Crackle for Chromecast Crackle is the Sony app that broadcasts free content to your smartphone or tablet, ...more

How To : Control Your PS3 with Your iPhone (And Vice Versa)

While it's not a highlight of the PlayStation 3, you can actually control the video game console with your smartphone. However, only certain aspects of the PS3 can be controlled from your iPhone, and it's not very obvious what you can and can't do — but that's where we come in ...more

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