Nvidia Shield TV, Chromecast w/ Google TV, Apple TV, and Roku devices are all on sale

There are loads of great Fire TV deals for Prime Day, but if you’re thinking of seeing what the competition has to offer, there are deals for all major streaming devices available today. None are quite as good as the Fire TV deals, and these aren’t all strictly Prime-only deals, but here are deals on Google TV, Android TV, Apple TV, and Roku devices. Read more ›

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Google permanently drops price of Chromecast to $29.99 and what it means for the Chromecast line

Google has decided to permanently lower the price of the basic 1080p Chromecast from $35.00 to $29.99. A note about the price change on the Chromecast’s Google Store page lets us know the new price isn’t just a temporary sale and Amazon has lowered their listing to match. This price change, while not too significant on its own, is interesting in the context of what it could mean for Google’s rumored upcoming hybrid Chromecast-Android TV device and the Chromecast line as a whole. Read more ›

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Amazon is once again selling Google’s Chromecast — For real this time

Amazon is finally actually selling Google’s Chromecasts, as first spotted by Android Police. Both the regular 3rd-gen Chromecast and the Chromecast Ultra are now listed as in-stock and available to purchase directly from Amazon. Read more ›

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Google’s new Chromecast adds 60fps support for 1080p video and Chromecast Audio

Google held a big hardware event today where they announced their new Pixel 3 phones. While it wasn’t part of the mentioned during the main presentation itself, Google also announced a refreshed version of the Chromecast. The new 3rd generation model now bumps up 60 fps video playback from 720p on the previous generation to 1080p. Also being added is support for Chromecast Audio which allows the device to be included in multi-room audio groups. Read more ›

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Google Chromecast on sale for $25 and Chromecast Ultra on sale for $49.99 at Target

Target wants go get a piece of the Prime Day buzz, so they’re putting a few things on sale as well this week. Most notable right now is the Chromecast Ultra which just went on sale for $49.99. One key advantage it has is that it is one of the very few devices that supports both Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos surround sound. I don’t keep track of Chromecast pricing as closely as I do Amazon devices, but I believe this is the lowest price the Ultra has ever been. If you don’t care about 4K or HDR, Target also has the regular Chromecast on sale for $25.00, which is $10 off the regular price. If you use a Target RED card, you’ll receive an extra 5% off of each of these prices. I’ll be posting all the best Prime Day deals as thy go live, so be sure to check back often during the next couple of days.

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AirScreen turns your Fire TV into a Chromecast with support for Google Cast and Apple AirPlay

A new app called AirScreen has just arrived in the Amazon Appstore for Fire TV devices that adds support for all the major casting protocols. It is compatible with all Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition television models and makes it possible to cast videos and your entire screen to your Fire TV from an Android device, iOS device, Mac, or Windows PC. It supports Google Cast so it works exactly like a Chromecast and supports Apple AirPlay, so it works like an Apple TV for iPhone casting. It also supports Miracast, which is what Windows PCs use for screen mirroring, as well as DLNA. Read more ›

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Amazon to once again sell the Google Chromecast and Apple TV

Amazon has re-listed the Google Chromecast and the Apple TV, as first spotted by CNET. This is significant since Amazon removed both devices from their website two years ago after being unhappy with the state of Amazon Video on both platforms. This should relieve tension between Amazon, Google, and Apple, which may be the first step to avoiding the upcoming ban of YouTube on the Fire TV by Google. Read more ›

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Turn your Fire TV or Fire TV Stick into a Chromecast with CastReceiver

If you’re looking for a way to cast from your phone or PC to the Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick, now that Amazon seems to have abandoned Miracast support, try sideloading the CastReceiver app. XDA forum user josuelopezv has discovered that it works well to add limited Chromecast capabilities to Fire TV devices. Read more ›

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Chromecast Ultra announced with 4K UHD and HDR for $69


Google officially revealed the new Chromecast Ultra at their media event this morning. The new device will be the first Chromecast to support 4K UHD video, as well as HDR content, both HDR10 and Dolby Vision standards. It will be $69, as rumors predicted, and available in November. Read more ›

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First image of Google’s new 4K capable Chromecast Ultra


Google is expected to reveal the first 4K capable Chromecast next month, among other devices, at their October 4th media event. The Chromecast Ultra, which is what it will reportedly be called, will look nearly identical to the existing Chromecast if the above image uncovered by VentureBeat is accurate. Notably different is the lack of a Google Chrome logo, which has been replaced by Google’s “G” logo.

The Chromecast Ultra is expected to be priced at $69, which many believe may leave it dead in the water, since a device like the Xiaomi Mi Box is available for the same price, also acts as a 4K Google Cast receiver, and does so much more with its dedicated physical remote control and Android TV interface. We’ll have to wait until next week to see if Google has anything new up its sleeve to justify the Chromecast Ultra’s price.

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