Archive for the ‘Chromecast’ Category

Online Video Streaming Up 60%, TV Consumption Down But Not Out [Report]

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014
Online Video Streaming Up 60%, TV Consumption Down But Not Out [Report]A new report from Nielsen confirms that digital TV consumption is growing at a phenomenal rate, while traditional broadcast TV viewing is on the decline. That being said, TV still accounts for an average of about 141 hours watched each month, compared to 11 hours a month for online content.

YouTube Queues Videos to Chromecast So You Don’t Have To

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
YouTube Queues Videos to Chromecast So You Don’t Have ToYouTube has announced a small, but handy feature for those Chromecast owners who like to set it and forget it when it comes to viewing. As of this week, viewers will be able to queue up YouTube videos via a new Playlist feature on their YouTube watch page and stream that playlist to their Chromecast device.

68% of U.S. Viewers Choose YouTube to Watch Online Video

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014
68% of U.S. Viewers Choose YouTube to Watch Online VideoWhen it comes to online video consumption, YouTube is still the go-to site for the majority of viewers in the US, with live TV broadcasts, and VoD site Netflix coming in a way behind. According to a recent report, 68% of respondents said it was the Google owned video portal that fulfilled most of their video viewing needs.

Google’s Android TV May Be Joining the Race to Take Over Your Living Room

Saturday, April 5th, 2014
Google's Android TV May Be Joining the Race to Take Over Your Living RoomBecause there aren't enough set-top boxes on the market already, Google is reported to have its own new version in the works, just a few years after Google TV failed to gain much traction with consumers. Hot on the heels of Amazon Fire TV, Google's Android TV is said to be already in development.

Amazon Fires Major Salvo in OTT War with Fire TV

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
Amazon Fires Major Salvo in OTT War with Fire TVAmazon wants to set your TV on FIRE! Oh, wait, they announced the Fire TV, that must be why they have been doing all that Kindle-ing. They have priced their OTT device at $99 but it comes chock full of tech and has the content to back it up. So the question is, will it generate a response with its intended audience, and will the competitors, pardon the pun, fire back?

13 Essential (and Not so Essential) Chromecast Apps

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
13 Essential (and Not so Essential) Chromecast AppsChromecast is a handy little device but if you want to get the most out of it you are going to want to install a ton of apps that will let you stream and beam content from your PC or mobile device straight to your TV screen. Luckily, there are already some great apps on the market, with the promise of more to come.

At Last! UK Gets Google Chromecast Release 9am March 19th

Saturday, March 15th, 2014
At Last! UK Gets Google Chromecast Release 9am March 19thRejoice, UK lovers of streaming media. After a considerable (and baffling) delay, Chromecast is set to hit the shelves in Britain this coming Wednesday. PC World, Dixons and Currys will be selling the dongle from 9am on the 19th March.

Low Cost OTT Throw Down – Roku Stick Enters Ring

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
Low Cost OTT Throw Down - Roku Stick Enters RingThe low cost OTT throw down is heating up as Roku re-introduces a stick in hopes to keep people away from Chromecast, or more accurately, to reach those who don't want to navigate with their phone but want a more traditional remote control for their TV content. So will others enter the fray soon? By year end will we see a slew of low cost OTT options?

Chromecast: Future of TV Everywhere or a Waste of $35?

Monday, February 10th, 2014
Chromecast: Future of TV Everywhere or a Waste of $35?Chromecast may be as cheap as chips to buy, but not every TV, cable, or other broadcast provider is on board, and many may never be. Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Sony and Comcast have their own plans for distribution, and Chromecast probably isn't on any of their lists.

73% of TV Everywhere Views on Mobile Devices [Report]

Friday, February 7th, 2014
73% of TV Everywhere Views on Mobile Devices [Report]TV Everywhere is increasing according to Adobe who tracked 574 million-plus TV Everywhere video streams, more than doubling the amount of streams they tracked in 2012. Mobile devices are leading the way and iOS takes the largest portion of the views, of course.