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Google Cast renamed as ‘Chromecast built-in’

November 23, 2016 Doug Demagistris

Google Cast was the technology hidden inside some speakers, TV’s and audio devices. It allowed users to “cast” media such as audio and/or video over-the-air to their Google Cast equipped gear. This is not to be confused with a Google Chromecast, which is a streaming dongle by Google supporting similar functionality.

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Google to rename its Cast app, more functionality incoming

October 7, 2016 Droid Turf

The Google Cast app has been around for a while. It started life as the Chromecast app, made specifically to set up and control the original dongle released back in 2013. Earlier this year it was rebranded as ‘Cast’ since Google’s streaming platform had expanded to include Chromecast Audio, Android TVs and other devices with cast technology built-in.

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Google Home goes official, here’s everything you need to know

October 4, 2016 Droid Turf

During Google’s press event today, the company took wraps off its much-anticipated product, Google Home. A smart speaker equipped with always-listening microphones, Google Home is powered by the Google Assistant and ties into all of the company’s services to provide an experience similar to that of Amazon’s Alexa speakers. Hit the break for full details.

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Google Home gets Proactive Assistance, Hands-Free Calling, and Visual Responses at Google IO 2017

May 18, 2017 Deidre Richardson

Google Home has only been out for a little over six months, with Google having announced it last year at Google IO 2016 alongside its AI, Google Assistant. There are already 50 features or capabilities of Google Home, and the search engine giant took the stage at Google IO 2017 to unveil four new features it is bringing to Google Home over the next few months: Proactive Assistance, Hands-Free Calling, Entertainment, and Visual Responses.

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AirTV is a new Android TV set-top box made by Dish, priced at $99

January 5, 2017 Doug Demagistris

CES 2017 is well underway now in the city of Las Vegas, Nevada. Things have been quiet of late for Android TV. However, customers will soon have a new option aside Google’s Nexus Player, Xiaomi’s Mi Box, and NVIDIA’s SHIELD TV. Dish recently announced AirTV, a 4K Android TV box with Sling TV and Netflix pre-installed.

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