The Apple TV app is not one of the services Apple keeps within its walled garden. It has expanded to third-party company devices like smart TVs and video game consoles. And now the app has launched on yet another, Google's latest Chromecast device.
The Apple TV app is important to Apple because it not only grants access to content purchased with iTunes, but also expands availability of its streaming service, Apple TV+. So the app being available on as many devices as possible is good for the company.
Google hosted its own fall event today, unveiling a slate of new products. The company moved at a quick pace, but if you're a fan of Google's ecosystem, there's new products here you might enjoy.
Spotify for Mac has gained the ability to stream music to Google's Chromecast devices.
Quibi for iPhone now supports wireless streaming to Google Chromecast-based devices.
The short-form video streaming service Quibi yesterday announced support for Apple's peer-device-to-device AirPlay wireless protocol, allowing users to stream content to their big screen TV via an Apple TV or directly to their televisions that support AirPlay out-of-the-box.
Apple's AirPlay technology is great, but it has limitations. For example, it cannot stream media to Google's Chromecast dongle or a Smart TV model without AirPlay support. With JustStream, a new app by Eltima Software, you can not only mirror your Mac's display to your Apple TV, Chromecast or Smart TV but also stream local videos over your local network.
Android customers may soon be able to wirelessly send their Apple Music tracks from their smartphone to a TV or their home theater setup using Google's Chromecast accessory.
Hulu today announced that owners of the Apple TV 4K media streamer and those who prefer Google's Chromecast Ultra HDMI dongle can now stream their entertainment in 4K resolution.
If you own an Apple TV, then you might be familiar with Apple’s convenient AirPlay streaming feature. With it, you can wirelessly stream content from your iOS device(s) to your Apple TV for enjoyment on the big screen; unfortunately, some apps prevent you from doing this.
Enter PremiumPlay, a new jailbreak tweak created by iOS developer Tony Kraft that enables AirPlay streaming in apps that typically wouldn’t support it.
Google's official YouTube for iPhone and iPad app has picked up a trio of compelling new features in its most recent update on App Store. Bumped to version 12.03, the free of charge software adds handy Chromecast controls to Control Center and your iOS device's Lock screen, and to your wrist via Apple Watch. The playback controls only appear when you're streaming videos from Chromecast devices, smart TVs, game consoles or any other living room devices that run the YouTube app.
Home, the search giant's always-listening Amazon Echo rival that was announced at Google I/O 2016, is basically a “dressed up” version of the company's $35 Chromecast HDMI dongle, claims a paywall'd article published by The Information.
It's a bit odd that Google's upcoming device doesn't run Android—it's powered by the same Linux-based OS used on the Chromecast—though Google has reportedly discussed using Android for the next version of Home.