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Your Google Play movies are being upgraded to 4K for free
Your Google Play movies are being upgraded to 4K for free By Rik Henderson

Google is upgrading back catalogue films in your digital library to 4K versions. And 4K films now cost less to buy.... Read more

New Google Chromecast now available for £30
New Google Chromecast now available for £30 By Rik Henderson

The new Google Chromecast was found on sale prior to launch in the US, alongside the last generation model. Now it's been listed in the UK too.... Read more

What is Google Chromecast and why should you care?
What is Google Chromecast and why should you care? By Maggie Tillman

Google Chromecast is a device you can use to send things from your small screen phone to your big screen TV. But it can be tricky to comprehend...... Read more

New Google Chromecast goes on sale before it's officially announced
New Google Chromecast goes on sale before it's officially announced By Maggie Tillman

It looks like Google's hardware event next week is going to be a hardware extravaganza, if the latest leak is to be believed.... Read more

All 4 now supports Google Assistant voice control
All 4 now supports Google Assistant voice control By Max Langridge

Channel 4 has announced that it has become the first UK broadcaster to partner with Google, to offer the first UK on-demand service to support voice control... Read more

Will Google launch this Android TV dongle and Assistant remote in May?
Will Google launch this Android TV dongle and Assistant remote in May? By Elyse Betters

Google might launch an Android TV player that you can control by voice.When Google shut down Google TV a few years ago, it replaced the platform with something... Read more

Google Chromecast tips and tricks: 15 ways to enhance your streaming experience
Google Chromecast tips and tricks: 15 ways to enhance your streaming experience By Elyse Betters

You're probably reading this because you own a Chromecast but don't know what to do with it beyond casting YouTube or Netflix videos from your device to... Read more

Google Chromecast: How to set up Chromecast and get started with it
Google Chromecast: How to set up Chromecast and get started with it By Elyse Betters

Google's Chromecast might seem complicated, but it isn't.The whole purpose of Google's HDMI dongle is that it's easy: easy for you to watch a YouTube video... Read more

YouTube TV streaming service is coming to Apple TV, Xbox, and more
YouTube TV streaming service is coming to Apple TV, Xbox, and more By Elyse Betters

You can soon watch Google's YouTube TV streaming service through your set-top box or streaming media device.YouTube TV launched in April, allowing you... Read more

Google Play and Disney's Movies Anywhere join forces, get 5 top blockbusters for free
Google Play and Disney's Movies Anywhere join forces, get 5 top blockbusters for free By Rik Henderson

Disney's Movies Anywhere digital library service is expanding. Not only will it now include films from rival studios Fox, Sony Pictures, Universal and... Read more

Google Assistant comes to Android TV, starting with Nvidia Shield TV
Google Assistant comes to Android TV, starting with Nvidia Shield TV By Elyse Betters

Google is finally doing what it promised months ago.One day after Amazon launched a whole slew of Alexa-powered, Echo-branded devices, Google is trying... Read more

FCC filings reveal Google is working on a wireless 4K set-top box
FCC filings reveal Google is working on a wireless 4K set-top box By Max Langridge

Google has applied to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to develop and launch a '4K wireless TV box', which will likely be a successor to the... Read more

What is Android TV, how does it work, and which devices offer it?
What is Android TV, how does it work, and which devices offer it? By Elyse Betters

When Google shut down Google TV a few years ago, it replaced the platform with something completely different: Android TV.It seems to be doing reasonably... Read more

Google Assistant spreads its wings: Android TV, Android Wear 2.0 and other smart devices confirmed
Google Assistant spreads its wings: Android TV, Android Wear 2.0 and other smart devices confirmed By Chris Hall

As the battle of the machines rages on, Google has confirmed that Google Assistant is coming to Android TV, both on compatible televisions as well as set-top... Read more

My5 On Demand streaming makes its way to Google Chromecast
My5 On Demand streaming makes its way to Google Chromecast By Max Langridge

Channel 5 and Google have announced that My5 is to be the latest on demand video streaming app to make its way to Google's Chromecast streaming dongle.... Read more

You now have another way to watch 4K content: Google Play
You now have another way to watch 4K content: Google Play By Elyse Betters

One week after Hulu joined the ranks of Amazon and Netflix by streaming content in Ultra HD, Google Play has begun making the same move.Google first made... Read more

Google Chromecast Ultra: Everything you need to know
Google Chromecast Ultra: Everything you need to know By Elyse Betters

Google's Chromecast is going 4K.It's been a year since Google updated Chromecast by releasing Chromecast 2 with a new design, improved internals, and a... Read more

Google Chromecast Ultra launches with Google Play Movies in 4K
Google Chromecast Ultra launches with Google Play Movies in 4K By Max Langridge

The rumours were true, Google has indeed unveiled a new Chromecast dongle that's capable of supporting 4K Ultra HD streams with HDR and Dolby Vision. Called... Read more

Here’s what Google’s 4K-capable ‘Chromecast Ultra’ looks like
Here’s what Google’s 4K-capable ‘Chromecast Ultra’ looks like By Elyse Betters

A new leak has revealed the design of Google's upcoming Chromecast Ultra.VentureBeat posted renders of a new Chromecast device. Google is rumoured to have... Read more

Google is releasing Chromecast updates early. Here’s how to get them
Google is releasing Chromecast updates early. Here’s how to get them By Max Langridge

If you’re a Google Chromecast owner and want to get the very latest features as soon as possible, then you’ll be pleased to know Google has released... Read more

Google gives its Nexus Player the axe
Google gives its Nexus Player the axe By Elyse Betters

Good luck trying to find a Nexus Player after today.Google has quietly stopped direct sales of its set-top box, meaning you'll have to buy it from third-party... Read more

Vizio's new TV and speaker lineup come with Google Cast and an Android tablet
Vizio's new TV and speaker lineup come with Google Cast and an Android tablet By Elyse Betters

Vizio is known in the US for making affordable televisions, and it's just launched a new series that not only continues legacy but also packs all the latest... Read more

Televisions with built-in Google Chromecast likely to arrive this spring
Televisions with built-in Google Chromecast likely to arrive this spring By Elyse Betters

Chromecast-like functionality is being built into TV sets from Vizio and others.According to Variety, Google and Vizio have been working together to... Read more

New Chromecast Audio features let you play hi-res audio in every room at once
New Chromecast Audio features let you play hi-res audio in every room at once By Elyse Betters

Google just updated its audio-only dongle in a major way.Chromecast Audio is a new $35 device from Google. It's all about streaming audio from online services... Read more

Google Chromecast to add All 4 catch-up at last
Google Chromecast to add All 4 catch-up at last By Luke Edwards

The Channel 4 catch-up service All 4 is finally coming to Chromecast, just in time for Christmas.From Tuesday 24 November the Google Chromecast dongle... Read more

Google Chromecast (2015) official release date, price and everything you need to know
Google Chromecast (2015) official release date, price and everything you need to know By Elyse Betters

After two years of the original Chromecast, Google has announced an updated device that looks a bit different, but works on the same premise.Chromecast... Read more

Chromecast Audio explained: What is the new Chromecast with Spotify?
Chromecast Audio explained: What is the new Chromecast with Spotify? By Luke Edwards

Google has launched a new version of its streaming hardware: Chromecast Audio. The idea here is to offer a way to turn any speaker or audio playing device... Read more

This is the Google Chromecast 2 and it looks bonkers
This is the Google Chromecast 2 and it looks bonkers By Luke Edwards

The second generation of Google's Chromecast appears to have leaked revealing details that suggest we can expect a big upgrade.The Chromecast 2 details... Read more

Nexus Player now available in the UK, yours for £79
Nexus Player now available in the UK, yours for £79 By Chris Hall

Google's Nexus Player is now available in the UK, bringing all the entertainment of Android to your TV.The Nexus Player was originally released in the... Read more

Is Google Chromecast what we wanted it to be?
Is Google Chromecast what we wanted it to be? By Elyse Betters

It's been nearly 20 months since Google Chromecast debuted, but after all this time, there's some growing doubts about whether the inexpensive HDMI dongle... Read more

Google is giving Chromecast owners free Google Play credit for Valentine's Day
Google is giving Chromecast owners free Google Play credit for Valentine's Day By Elyse Betters

Google wants Chromecast owners to stay home this Valentine's Day and rent a film.The company has quietly launched a giveaway, in which Chromecast owners... Read more

Chromecast now has a guest mode: Here's how to turn on the feature
Chromecast now has a guest mode: Here's how to turn on the feature By Elyse Betters

Chromecast just got a little more powerful, thanks to a recent update from Google.The update essentially allows your friends to take control of your Chromecast,... Read more

New Google Chromecast coming but most users won’t notice the difference
New Google Chromecast coming but most users won’t notice the difference By Rik Henderson

Even though it is about to enter the video streaming market again with its Nexus Player set-top-box, Google is not abandoning the Chromecast - far from... Read more

Nexus Player is Google's Apple TV and so much more
Nexus Player is Google's Apple TV and so much more By Elyse Betters

Google is tackling the streaming media player space again, with a new set-top box called Nexus Player. And it can play Android games.Nexus Player is the... Read more

Are Google's clip together screens Project Ara for TV?
Are Google's clip together screens Project Ara for TV? By Luke Edwards

Imagine combining all the screens in your house, or with your mates' screens, to create a giant display. This is what Google is reportedly working on right... Read more

Google Chromecast update finally lets you mirror your Android device's screen to a TV
Google Chromecast update finally lets you mirror your Android device's screen to a TV By Elyse Betters

Google has announced it will update the Chromecast app with a much-requested feature: Android mirroring.No longer will you need to rely on third-party... Read more

Google Chromecast update to offer screen mirroring and intelligent Backdrop
Google Chromecast update to offer screen mirroring and intelligent Backdrop By Luke Edwards

An update to Google's Chromecast has been announced at Google I/O, bringing screen mirroring to Android devices as well as a Backdrop mode.Android mobile... Read more

Android TV replaces Google TV, as living room gets more attention
Android TV replaces Google TV, as living room gets more attention By Stuart Miles

Android is heading to the living room, as Google looks to rebrand its failed Google TV service with Android TV. Accusing smart TVs of being pretty dumb,... Read more

Buy a Chromecast in the UK and get £4.99 free Google Play credit
Buy a Chromecast in the UK and get £4.99 free Google Play credit By Rik Henderson

Google is offering customers who buy its content streaming dongle almost five pounds worth of credit on Google Play to spend on their favourite movies,... Read more

Google planning to launch Android TV, simplifying its Google TV for the masses
Google planning to launch Android TV, simplifying its Google TV for the masses By Jake Smith

Google plans to revamp its television offering by ditching the long-failed Google TV and launching a new Android TV platform.The Verge, who obtained screenshots of... Read more

Got Google Chromecast? Got a BT Home Hub? You might want to read this
Got Google Chromecast? Got a BT Home Hub? You might want to read this By Chris Hall

Google Chromecast owners with a BT Home Hub will need to make a change to their settings to get all the functionality out of Google's HDMI streaming stick.Setup... Read more

Chromecast is now available in the UK for £30, BBC iPlayer support included
Chromecast is now available in the UK for £30, BBC iPlayer support included By Chris Hall

Chromecast, Google's smart HDMI stick, is now available to buy in the UK, retailing at £30.The device will let you turn any TV with an HDMI into a smart... Read more

Google's Chromecast finally tipped for UK launch on 19 March
Google's Chromecast finally tipped for UK launch on 19 March By Jake Smith

The Chromecast will launch in the UK on 19 March, breaking past its US exclusivity, according to an internal listing at Dixons retail stores obtained by Android... Read more

Google Chromecast could be coming to the UK to make your TV smart
Google Chromecast could be coming to the UK to make your TV smart By Luke Edwards

Google should finally be selling its Chromecast TV dongle outside the US with its first stop being the UK. According to The Next Web, the UK can expect... Read more

Google owns Android, Google buys AI company, the future? Android Cop (video)
Google owns Android, Google buys AI company, the future? Android Cop (video) By Rik Henderson

Ever since Google acquired British artificial intelligence company DeepMind for half a billion dollars there has been a lot of speculation as to what it'll... Read more

Google Play Movies and Play Music now optimised to support Chromecast streaming from web
Google Play Movies and Play Music now optimised to support Chromecast streaming from web By Elyse Betters

Google has given its Chromecast streaming dongle yet another accessibility boost by optimising Google Play Movies and Play Music for casting from the web.A... Read more

Google 'Nexus TV' Android device to launch next year, says report
Google 'Nexus TV' Android device to launch next year, says report By Elyse Betters

Google is developing a "Nexus TV" device.Tech news blog The Information, which cited an anonymous Google employee, reported that Google has a "Nexus TV"... Read more

Google ditching Google TV branding, wants to invade the living room with Android TV instead
Google ditching Google TV branding, wants to invade the living room with Android TV instead By Jake Smith

Google is preparing to kill-off its three-year-old Google TV brand, which has struggled to gain traction among partners and customers. GigaOm, citing manufacturers... Read more

Chromecast to offer support from Vimeo, Redbox Instant, HBO Go and Plex?
Chromecast to offer support from Vimeo, Redbox Instant, HBO Go and Plex? By Elyse Betters

Chromecast currently offers a dedicated Cast button for only Netflix and YouTube, but a new report has claimed that support for more popular services is... Read more

Google to continue foray into living room with secretive set-top box powered by Android?
Google to continue foray into living room with secretive set-top box powered by Android? By Elyse Betters

The month of July should just be called "Google Television" month.Even more television-related news emerged on Thursday in connection with Google. According... Read more

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