Hulu is adding the capability to cast videos to game consoles to its mobile apps. This makes the company the third major publisher to take multiscreen beyond Chromecast.
Good news for Roku users: The YouTube (S GOOG) channel, which first launched on the Roku 3 in December, is now available on all “current-generation devices,” according to a post on the Roku blog, which also lists an exact list of all models that can now access YouTube. All of these devices also support DIAL, which makes it possible to send YouTube videos from your mobile device to your Roku, Chromecast-style.
LG likes Chromecast’s way of casting media to the TV. So instead of copying it for webOS, the company decided to integrate casting into an open SDK capable of playing nice with multiple devices.
Amazons Fire TV impresses with speed and great gaming — but some other important features are still amiss.
Google wants to bring Chromecast to a number of other countries in 2014, and make casting a standard that works on multiple devices with thousands of apps.
Media center app Plex could be coming to Chromecast soon: A recent version of Plex’s server software already includes a Chromecast configuration file.
Samsung is taking a page out of the Chromecast playbook by allowing developers to launch media playback straight from a mobile device. But Samsung’s new multiscreen SDK also supports gaming and more.
The existing TV ecosystem rests on two revenue pillars: advertising and distribution (i.e. carriage and retransmission) fees. Cracking the incumbents hold on the system will requiring disrupting or undermining one or both of those revenue streams.
Looking to play local files with Google’s Chromecast streaming stick? Soon, Plex may be able to help you.
There are three leading technology contenders for air supremacy in the living room: Apple’s AirPlay, Microsoft’s SmartGlass, and DIAL.