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Google Pixel 5 expected to launch September 30

Google is expected to introduce its Pixel 5 smartphone, Pixel 4a with 5G, and a handful of other products on September 30, according to an invitation being sent out.The “Launch Night In” event takes place at 2PM EST/11AM EST and promises details on a new Chromecast, a new smart speaker, and new Pixel phones.Google has previously indicated that the Pixel 5 and a 5G-ready version of the Pixel 4a were coming this fall. According to Google, the 5G variant of the Pixel 4a will start at $499. The Pixel 5’s price remains a mystery.Google’s new smart speaker is likely the one that leaked in July, which appears to be somewhat of a cross between the Nest Mini and the Google Home Max from a few years back.As for the new Chromecast device, it may be one of two that were recently spied at the FCC. Google has been working on tweaking its Android TV and Chromecast experience; a TV dongle with codename “Sabrina” is the likely candidate and figures to blend the two.Given there are a couple of weeks separating now and the September 30 launch chances are good that a few leaks could spoil the surprises.

Spotify for Mac Can Now Initiate Streams to Chromecast Devices

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Google readying Chromecast Ultra with Android TV, report indicates

Google is working on a successor to its Chromecast Ultra which will be based on Android TV, according to a 9to5google report.The device, which is said to go by the code name of “Sabrina”, is expected to support 4K HDR content as well as Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity.As is the case with the current Chromecast Ultra, the second-gen model will be a dongle that plugs directly into TV. Unlike the one available today, the new one should be paired with an external remote.The remote control is reported to have a microphone, dedicated Google Assistant button, and support pairing to TVs. Naturally, the remote will also be used to navigate Android TV experience.According to the source of the report, the forthcoming device will closely resemble the 3rd generation Chromecast but with a softer, more round finish.This will mark the first time Google has offered up hardware for its Android TV experience in the form of a dongle.With Google I/O cancelled, it’s hard to say exactly how or when Google might introduce the new device.

The best YouTube tips for Android and iOS

Even though we use the YouTube app a lot, there are a few hidden features we never use. Here are some of the best YouTube tips and tricks for Android and iOS.

Google schedules hardware event for October 15

Google on Monday began sending out invitations to a hardware event for October 15 which takes place in New York City. It’s here where we expect to see the formal introduction of the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL.Google’s 2018 event saw the debut of the Pixel 3, Pixel 3XL, Pixel Slate, a Google Nest Hub, and the revised Chromecast. It’s these annual October gatherings where Google shows off the new hardware that takes advantage of the software features introduced and/or shown off at Google I/O.Google confirms the Pixel 4 months months earlier than expectedPixel 4 confirmed to have gestures and face unlockGoogle Pixel 4 to have really awesome camera featuresGoogle took an unusual approach for 2019, confirming the existence of the Pixel 4 all the way back in June. The last few months have been a steady trickle of leaks and rumors around the flagship phone experience.Among the cooler features anticipated in the Pixel 4 are a take on Face ID, hand gestures, and some really interesting camera modes and sensors.In addition to the phones, Google is reported to have a Pixelbook 2 and new Google Home speakers up its sleeve. The invitation refers to a “few new things” so we’re anxious to see them unwrapped.

Apple Music Gaining Chromecast Support on Android

The latest beta version of Apple Music for Android includes Chromecast support, allowing users to stream songs and playlists from

YouTube is returning to Fire TVs

To say Amazon and Google have had a rocky relationship is an understatement. The two companies have been in a constant power struggle over products and services for years. Both had even pulled its respective video services from the other in the last 2 years.Google famously pulled the official YouTube apps from all Fire OS devices too much disappointment. Not to be outdone, Amazon has restricted its own Amazon Prime Video app to just the Nvidia Shield and select Sony Android TVs. It seems like a petty battle that is finally over…for now.The companies have announced in a joint statement today the Fire TV devices will receive an official update to the YouTube app and Amazon will be allowing more Android TV devices access to Amazon Prime Video. It will also add support in the app for Chromecasts.Google’s Global Head of Product Partnerships at YouTube expressed excitement to see this finally resolved:“We are excited to work with Amazon to launch the official YouTube apps on Fire TV devices worldwide. Bringing our flagship YouTube experience to Amazon Fire TV gives our users even more ways to watch the videos and creators they love.”Amazon had similar sentiments from its Head of Worldwide Business Development for Prime Video, Andrew Bennett:“We’re excited to bring the Prime Video app to Chromecast and Android TV devices, and to give our customers convenient access to the shows and movies they love. Whether watching the latest season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, catching teams go head-to-head on Thursday Night Football or renting a new-release movie, customers will have even more ways to stream what they want, whenever they want, no matter where they are.”This is not only a great sign for these two giants, but it’s really a great step for consumers. We have a hard enough time with services lock-in and platform restrictions, that the more open these services are to all streaming devices the better. Seeing YouTube return to Amazon Fire TV and vice versa seeing Prime Video on Android TV and Chromecasts is a positive step for all binge watchers.

A Best Buy flub sheds light on a new Chromecast. Here’s what we know so far

A Redditor managed to get a third-generation Chromecast device sold to them by an unaware Best Buy employee. The new streaming dongle doesn't look much different but could support more connections via Bluetooth.The post A Best Buy flub sheds light on a new Chromecast. Here’s what we know so far appeared first on Digital Trends.

‘Hey, Google, what’s your deal?’ Bugs are plaguing Google Home users worldwide

Worldwide users are finding that something seems to have gone awry in Google's ecosphere, with Google Homes, Home Minis, and Chromecasts all down for the count. Thankfully, a fix is inbound.The post ‘Hey, Google, what’s your deal?’ Bugs are plaguing Google Home users worldwide appeared first on Digital Trends.

Fix upcoming for Google Home, Chromecast bug that can tattle on your location

Security researcher Craig Young from the firm Tripwire discovered a bug that allows both the Google Home and the Google Chromecast TV stick to share user location, which needless to say is less than ideal.The post Fix upcoming for Google Home, Chromecast bug that can tattle on your location appeared first on Digital Trends.

Oculus confirms second-screen support is coming to Oculus Go

Oculus VR confirmed that second-screen support is coming to the Oculus Go and that implementing the current demo into the iOS and Android apps will "take a little while." This will allow owners to "cast" their experiences.The post Oculus confirms second-screen support is coming to Oculus Go appeared first on Digital Trends.

Sling TV expands Cloud DVR to Chromecast, Xbox One and smart TVs

Sling is expanding its Cloud DVR service to more devices. Now, you can use the DVR with the Chrome browser,

Panasonic SC-GA10 review: A smart speaker that fails to stand out

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‘Cast’ like a boss with our list of the best Chromecast apps

If you have the nagging suspicion you’re not taking full advantage of your Chromecast, you’re probably right. Check out our list, and learn how to cast everything from your favorite movies to your cherished photos.The post ‘Cast’ like a boss with our list of the best Chromecast apps appeared first on Digital Trends.

Chrome feature makes it easier to cast videos from your desktop

To cast a video from your computer to a TV, you only need to open a file on Chrome, click

How to watch Amazon Instant Video on Chromecast or Android TV

Amazon won't add Chromecast capability to its Instant Video app for Android, and it won't release an app for Android TV. But there's still a way to get that video on your TV by using your computer and a browser extension.The post How to watch Amazon Instant Video on Chromecast or Android TV appeared first on Digital Trends.

VLC update adds Chromecast and HDR support

If you're any kind of media nerd you know about VLC, the software video player that can handle just about

Sony LF-S50G smart speaker review: A solid Google Home alternative

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Google releases fix for Chromecast WiFi bug

Google has started rolling out a patch that will prevent Cast-enabled devices from killing your WiFi connection. Multiple complaints reported

Google says fix for WiFi bug on Cast devices is coming tomorrow

Just a day after reports of users losing WiFi connections due to Google devices with the "Cast" feature, the company

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