400 million casts later Google’s Chromecast turns one

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As hard as it is to believe, Google’s Chromecast is turning one year old today. And, to celebrate the occasion, Google is tossing in 90 days of Google Play Music All access for anyone (in the U.S.) who owns a Chromecast and is not already subscribed to the music service. Available in ...

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Republic Wireless offering free Chromecast with purchase of Moto X

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For a limited time Republic Wireless is throwing in a free Chromecast with the purchase of a Moto X smartphone. Starting from yesterday, July 22 and running while supplies last, anyone who picks up a white or black 16GB Moto X will get the Google HDMI media device at no cost. The Moto X retails ...

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Enable Android screen mirroring to Chromecast on your rooted device

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Google just flipped the switch to allow Android screen mirroring to Chomecast for a few devices, but if you don’t have one currently supported, you’ve been pretty much out of luck. Thanks to r3pwn over at XDA Developers forum, through an experimental app, you can now enable the beta ...

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Watch or cast Amazon Instant Video from your device, other Flash content too

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We all know how great Amazon Prime is with its free two-day shipping, Prime Music and unlimited Prime Instant Video steaming. The only problem with subscribing to the service is that unless you want to always use your desktop or laptop or have a Kindle Fire, iOS device, set-top box or gaming ...

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Get the lyrics to your favorite songs with musiXmatch [App of the Day]

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You thought you knew all the words to your favorite song until you were singing loud and proud one day, and had to be corrected by someone who actually knew the song.  musiXmatch makes it so you never have to worry about that again. musiXmatch gives you lyrics that play along with music from ...

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DroidTV is your own DVR in your pocket [App of the Day]

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Watch what you want when you want with DroidTV.  The DroidTV app by Northwest Digital Software Inc. aims to fill your pocket with your favorite shows without draining your pocket of your hard earned money. Use this amazing app as your own personal DVR, and record shows anytime any day of the ...

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Last minute gift ideas for dads and grads

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Question….You love your dad, right? That’s cool, we love him, too. He’s a pretty stand-up dude and he’s always got our back. Ok, another question… what did you get him for Father’s Day? With only a few days between now and Father’s Day you’d ...

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Android podcast apps with Chromecast support

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Here at AndroidGuys we love the Chromecast and were massive fans of all the cool casting apps that make this tiny device what it is but this little streaming dongle is not just limited to beaming photos and on-line media up onto the TV. If you’ve got any kind of sound system hooked up ...

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Android TV to debut at Google IO – report says

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It wasn’t that long ago that Google had plans get a place in your living room with a TV service , unfortunately that didn’t pan out quite as well as hoped with Google TV becoming a bit of a flop, mainly due to the half-baked integration of trying to combine apps and Pay TV ...

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Nexus 5, 7 and a Chromecast are now available in even more European countries

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Google keeps on expanding the Google Play hardware offering’s reach, and now the LG Nexus 5, Asus Nexus 7 and a Chromecast can now be purchased in even more countries. Nexus 5 and 7 are now available in Norway and Switzerland. On the other hand Chromecast’s reach has expanded even ...

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Rebranded Shoebox announced with new lock screen feature

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There are already tons of photo to cloud backup solutions for you to choose from, but one of the most popular is getting rebranded. Shoebox (formerly MyShoebox) has a new name and some new features in the Android app. Other than the simplified name, Shoebox is adding a nice rotating lock screen ...

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Amazon Prime signs HBO licensing deal

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Amazon on Wednesday announced the upcoming availability of select HBO programming as part of the Amazon Prime service. Set to take effect on May 21, Prime subscribers will be able to watch full seasons of shows such as The Sopranos, The Wire, and Deadwood. More current shows like Boardwalk ...

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DoggCatcher now casting in latest release

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DoggCatcher, one of the first, and still among the best, podcast apps for Android, just got a little bit cooler this week. Those who download and run the latest release will find the ability to cast playback to a Chromecast-connected device. It’s not a fully-baked option that’s promised to be ...

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Chrome Beta 35 for Android makes casting video easier

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Google has pushed out version 35 of the Chrome Beta app for Android, more specifically bringing the app to version 35.0.1916.34 which should be in Google Play as of writing. Amongst the usual bug and performance fixes, the most notable feature of the Chrome Beta 35 update is support for making ...

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Aereo: Chromecast support arrives May 29

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Aereo on Thursday announced that it will be integrating Chromecast support for the Android app on May 29. Aereo, a service that allows subscribers to stream broadcast TV channels over the web, has an Android app which is currently in beta. Customers can pay for memberships that start at $8 per ...

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