Update (August 2019): an updated guide on install Google Play store and apps from Play Store on Amazon Fire tablet If you are using an Amazon Fire tablet from 5th gen to the current model (8th gen), it is now easier to install Google Play Store on the Fire tablet. Please check this updated guide on how to install Google Play Store on Fire tablet. Update (July 2019): Amazon Prime Video app now … [Continue reading] about How to use Chromecast on Amazon Fire tablets (Fire HD, Fire HDX and Kindle Fire HDX)
Many Chromecast owners wasted free Chromecast offers for them, are you one of them? For most companies, you can only get some special offers or gifts when buying their product. After paying them, you seldom get free offers from them unless you upgrade or buy a new one again. Google is really different. Google gives owners offers after offers, including existing owners. All these … [Continue reading] about A Guide to Chromecast Offers
When considering to buy a streaming device for the TV, a lot of people may have a hard time to decide between Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV Stick. Both gadgets share a similar form factor, share a similar price (less than $40). Both are from reputable tech companies. It is usually not helpful to read reviews for these two products. It is all about your needs: what do you want to do with the … [Continue reading] about Chromecast VS Amazon Fire TV stick: which one is for you?
Chromecast guest mode allows your guests to cast to Chromecast without connecting to your WiFi network. This Chromecast guide explains everything you need to know about the Chromecast guest mode: what the guest mode is, how it works, how to enable or disable it, how to cast in the guest mode, and the limitations of the guest mode. What is Chromecast guest mode? When will you need it? By … [Continue reading] about Chromecast guest mode guide
Android screen casting makes the TV your second screen! The latest Chromecast app (1.9.6) update brought Android screen casting (screen mirroring), one of the most anticipated features of Chromecast, to all Android devices with Android KitKat 4.4.2 or later. If you are new to this feature, you may refer to this post. Essentially, Android screen casting (screen mirroring) through Chromecast … [Continue reading] about Android screen casting for Chromecast is now supported on all Android devices with KitKat 4.4.2 or later
Chromecast backdrop feature was officially released early this month. Now you can customize the TV screen when you are not casting contents through Chromecast. What contents can be used for Chromecast backdrop? Essentially, Chromecast backdrop allows you to fill the TV screen with the following contents: Your photo albums (private or public) in Google+. You can enable or disable albums one … [Continue reading] about How to use Chromecast backdrop to customize the TV screen?
Update: with Chromecast app update to 1.9.6, Android screen casting (screen mirroring) is available in ALL Android devices with Android KitKat 4.4.2 or later versions. Screen mirroring with Chromecast Arrives: cast your Android screen without relying on apps As announced in Google I/O 2014, Chromecast would get some nice update and new features. We will discuss these new features in later … [Continue reading] about Screen mirroring with Chromecast
Why do we need one more solution (robust and free) of streaming local media to Chromecast? To stream local media to Chromecast is not as simple as many expected. Google intends to make Chromecast an internet thing, not a local media player. If you used Chromecast for online streaming, you probably are very happy with this $35 device. It works with more and more services, and the online … [Continue reading] about How to use Plex media server to stream local media to Chromecast (from your PC)
Update 1: Android screen mirroring through Chromecast is available! Please read this post for details. Chromecast was hailed by Time Magazine as the most innovative gadget in 2013. This affordable HDMI dongle changes the way people consume contents, especially online video and music. Most people now have multiple screens: smartphones ( normally 3.5-7"), tablets (normally 7-12.2"), laptops … [Continue reading] about Chromecast VS Miracast: everything you need know about Chromecast, wireless display and screen mirroring
Chromecast is one of the most innovative gadgets in 2013. It makes it easy to enjoy contents in a large screen at an affordable price of $35. But what holds most enthusiasts from ordering the device is that only limited apps are supported before the Google Cast SDK is open to public. Only selected partners (e.g., Hulu, HBO, Plex...) are allowed to release apps with Chrome cast support. The … [Continue reading] about Google Cast SDK opens door to public: more apps will work with Chromecast
Although the Chromecast is simple to setup and simple to use, you may encounter this issue or that issue. Google's support is robotic. So, we decided to start a new community for Chromecast owners and enthusiasms. AllAboutChromecast.com will cover Chromecast news and updates. You will get the latest info on Chromecast. Chromecast how-to guide section will teach you everything on using … [Continue reading] about All About Chromecast: a community for Chromecast owners