A new adapter has gone on sale that allows Chromecast users to connect the media streaming dongle to the internet via ethernet. The new product solves the problems caused through a poor Wi-Fi signal, by allowing Chromecast to be wired directly to a router.
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A YouTube app has been released for Android Wear, making it easy to access the video sharing service from a smartwatch. The app is not an official product from Google, but has been created by the German developer appfour, that has also produced a web browser and email client for Android Wear.
A recent firmware update for Chromecast has erroneously transferred some users across to the less reliable beta channel, without their permission. As a result, there have been a number of complaints on the official Chromecast Help forum that the media stick no longer functions well with a number of popular apps.
Microsoft’s impressive development of its Android apps has continued, with a major new feature added to OneDrive. The cloud storage app now offers Chromecast support, meaning that it is possible to view files stored on the service via a larger screen.
Whilst Firefox OS may not have yet taken the smartphone world by storm, there are still some who believe that it has the potential to compete in other arenas. A Chromecast rival powered by Firefox OS has generated a lot of interest, but those looking forward to testing out the new device will have to wait a little while longer.
Despite huge demand amongst Spotify users for Chromecast support, the music subscription service has no plans to include Google Cast technology in its apps. Instead, the company intends to focus on the development of its own protocol, Spotify Connect.
There is now another way to display photos on a big screen, with Chromecast functionality having been added to Microsoft Xim. The app provides an easy way to network devices together in order to share photos.
At first Primecast seemed like an excellent solution to a problem that had been frustrating many users of Amazon’s video service. But the app, which allowed Amazon’s on-demand videos to be watched via Chromecast, did not last long.
Google is set to release its first device powered by Android TV – a platform that has been built to offer both a smart TV and gaming experience. Nexus Player has been developed as part of a collaboration with ASUS and will feature music, games, TV shows, movies and other video content.
Channel 4 is to replace its on-demand service 4OD with a rebranded offering that will be known as All 4. There will be no support at launch for Android, despite it being the most widely-used mobile operating system in the UK – Channel 4’s home market – by some distance.