Chromecast update brings Material Design, guest mode and more

Dec 11th - Chromecast users have been treated to a new update which adds a couple of cool new features. The first standout is that the Chromecast app for phones and tablets has undergone a Material Design makeover, but some other goodies are coming along for the ride.

Deal: Get $20 in Google Play credit when buying a Chromecast

Dec 8th - There's never a shortage of opportunities to grab a Chromecast for far short of its original retail price, and today is no different. Google Play's latest offer dishes out $20 in Google Play credit when buying the Chromecast for its original cost of $35.

Google Play’s Black Friday surge includes $50 credit for buying devices, $50 off Nest, $130 off LG G Watch and more

Nov 28th - Google didn't drum up a lot of noise leading to Black Friday, but that doesn't mean they weren't planning on putting up some great deals. Google Play is offering up deals on a good morsel of devices (mostly smart watches) from today all the way through Cyber Monday.

Chromecast support comes to 7 new apps today

Nov 25th - Google has announced that 7 new apps have been beefed up with Chromecast support. The list is already outrageously long by now, but today's additions certainly can't hurt.

Chromecast gets support for video games and Showtime + Starz

Nov 11th - Chromecast just got a huge upgrade today. Google has announced that the $35 media dongle can now be used to play video games. It doesn't require anything but an Android phone or tablet as far as controllers go. Google's already named a healthy list of games you'll be able to play on your TV.

Google exec confirms Chromecast V2 and Backdrop API for developers is in the works

Oct 21st - Confirmed: Google is, in fact, working on a Chromecast V2 as well as an API for developers to tap into Backdrops (their newest feature which displays feeds onscreen).

New Chromecast SKU hits FCC, but your current one is not being replaced

Oct 17th - You may come across news today that a new Chromecast model has found its way to the FCC, but that isn't cause to put yours up on Craigslist or eBay in preparation for a new one.

Chromecast update brings custom wallpapers, news, weather backdrops, and more

Oct 8th - It’s been awhile since we’ve seen a good Chromecast update, but today, one of the most long requested features is finally being addressed. New for Android and iOS are backdrops, custom backgrounds the user can configure to display everything from custom wallpapers, to news and weather. Setup is a breeze and gives users a robust […]

Google Cast quietly replaces Chromecast category in Google Play Store

Oct 2nd - If you jump into your Play Store app today, you might notice a small change to the Categories section (located under Apps > Categories tab). What was once the “Chromecast” category has now quietly been renamed to simply “Google Cast.” With Android TV gearing up for a launch soon, it makes perfect sense too. The […]

Deal: get a factory refurbished Chromecast for $15 via Groupon

Sep 25th - Chromecast is already an incredibly cheap accessory that helps you watch content from your mobile phone or tablet on the big screen, and today you can have it for about as cheap as you're ever going to find it.

Google+ update brings the ability to cast your feed to your Chromecast

Aug 12th - A sweet new update is headed to Google+ today that will allow you to cast your feed of photos, video and more from the folks in your circles right to your Chromecast-equipped TV.

Chromecast’s first birthday sparks 90 free days of Google Play Music All Access offer

Jul 24th - It's been a year since the launch of Chromecast, and Google is celebrating its birthday with a new offer for folks yearning to try out Google Play Music.

Chromecast exploit could allow hackers to hijack your dongle and play whatever they like [VIDEO]

Jul 21st - If someone has the time, and a Raspberry Pi, a Chromecast exploit could allow them to hack into your dongle and stream whatever obscene media they like.

Popcorn Time for Android beta update brings Chromecast support, native UI and more

Jul 14th - Popcorn Time -- the service that lets you watch torrented moves on the fly -- has received an upgraded Android beta app that now includes Chromecast support!

Android screencasting arrives for Chromecast in coming days

Jul 9th - The latest update to Android’s Chromecast app will begin to introduce some of the new features unveiled at this year’s Google I/O. Specifically, with the 1.7 update Android smartphone and tablet users will have the ability to mirror their screens via Chromecast.