Update: Chromecast 2018 (3rd generation) is out. You may check this guide for new features in Chromecast 2018. Google just announced and released the 2nd generation of Chromecast on September 29, about 2 years after the initial release of Chromecast. You can order the new Chromecast through Google Store or Best Buy now. You may wonder what's new in the new Chromecast (Chromecast 2015) and … [Continue reading] about What’s new in the new Chromecast (Chromecast 2015)
If you are not aware of it, Google quietly released the $15 Ethernet adapter for Chromecast early this month. You can get it from Google devices store for $15. This guide will show you how to use Ethernet adapter for Chromecast to get best connections for your Chromecast. Who need Ethernet Adapter for Chromecast? The Ethernet adapter is a lifesaver for those Chromecast owners: Who do not … [Continue reading] about How to use Ethernet Adapter for Chromecast?
Update: a mini user guide is available on how to use the Ethernet adapter for Chromecast. Google quietly released a $15 Ethernet adapter for Chromecast on July 8. The adapter will not only improve the network performance of Chromecast, especially if your WiFi network signal (strength and quality) is not so good, but also may introduce new uses for Chromecast. I will share with you why … [Continue reading] about Google released $15 Ethernet Adapter for Chromecast
In the latest update (June 27) for Microsoft OneDrive for Android, Chromecast support is added. This means you can stream photos and videos on OneDrive to Chromecast. This is a compliment to streaming local media files as detailed in this guide, as more and more Chromecast owners save contents in the cloud. The current limitations of Google Photos For Android users, the most popular cloud … [Continue reading] about How to stream photos and videos on OneDrive to Chromecast?
Update (November 2023): an updated guide on installing Google Play Store and apps from Play Store on Amazon Fire tablet If you are using an Amazon Fire tablet from the 5th gen to the current model (the 13th gen, including the Fire Max 11), it is now easier to install the Google Play Store on the Fire tablet. Please check this updated guide on how to install the Google Play Store on a Fire … [Continue reading] about How to use Chromecast on Amazon Fire tablets (Fire HD, Fire HDX and Kindle Fire HDX)
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. Many Chromecast owners waste free Chromecast offers for them. Are you one of them? Google gives Chromecast owners offers after offers, including existing owners. All … [Continue reading] about A Guide to Chromecast Offers
When considering buying a streaming device for the TV, a lot of people may have a hard time deciding 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
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. Android screen casting makes the TV your second screen! Essentially, Android screen casting (screen mirroring) through … [Continue reading] about Android screen casting for Chromecast is now supported on all Android devices with KitKat 4.4.2 or later
The chromecast backdrop feature was officially released early this month. Now, you can customize the TV screen when you are not casting content through Chromecast. This Chromecast guide explains everything you need to know about the Chromecast backdrop. What contents can be used for Chromecast backdrop? Essentially, Chromecast backdrop allows you to fill the TV screen with the … [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. As announced in Google I/O 2014, Chromecast would get some nice updates and new features. We will discuss these new features in later posts once they are available publicly. Screen mirroring with Chromecast Arrives: cast … [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 content, especially online video and music. Most people now have multiple screens: smartphones ( normally 3.5-7"), tablets (normally 7-12.2"), … [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