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There's been a great deal of excitement in the air surrounding Apple's introduction of the new Apple TV. The black set-top box, which now sits proudly in its fourth-generation, is intended to reinvigorate the media experience in the living room by introducing a dedicated App Store that has a strong focus on media rich apps and purpose built gaming experiences. It seems that Apple's focus has been rewarded, with a new report suggesting that the Cupertino-based company now has a larger market share than Amazon, Google, and Roku in that particular space.
As expected, Google has finally announced the date and time of its fall event via an official press invitation. The Mountain View-based company had been widely tipped to hold a dedicated event in the very near future, potentially with the intention of introducing a slew of new hardware to the world. A number of industry insiders had expected the event to take place on September 29th, but that had yet to be officially confirmed by the company, until now.
It seems that television-related devices are flavor of the month at the moment. Last week we had Apple introducing the fourth-generation Apple TV that's focused on mobile gaming. Yesterday we watched on as Amazon introduced three new television-focused devices in the form of a new Fire TV box, an improved Fire TV Stick, and a new gaming Fire TV box with accompanying controller. Now, it looks like Google is about to join the growing list of companies revealing television-centric hardware with an announcement regarding the second-generation Chromecast likely to come later this month.
Google Chromecast users can now use their TV remote to control content being played via the Big G's HDMI dongle. Head over the jump to read all about this much needed ability, which sure took its time to head out to users.
Google's Chromecast took the entertainment market by storm when it launched all the way back in 2013. The HDMI dongle mightn't have been a set-top in the traditional sense, but it did prompt vendors of set-top boxes (read: Apple) into concerted expansion of services. One of the most enticing aspects of the Chromecast, besides the fact that it integrates with mobile devices and brought on-demand streaming services like Netflix to non-smart TV sets, is the price. At $35, it has been something of a revelation, but as if that price point wasn't reasonable enough, the Big G is now throwing in a digital gift to the value of six bucks to its highly valued army of Chromecast users. Check below for details on how you can claim yours!
Google's Chromecast companion app for iOS has just been updated, with the marquee feature being the introduction of that Material Design which users have been craving for. Full details, as well as those download link, can be seen after the break.
Although many of Google's big announcements over the past year or so have related to Project Glass, this year's I/O developers conference was all about Android, Android Wear, and the Chromecast, with the search giant also rolling out some new products and services for the home and auto markets. Chromecast, which first hit the scene last year, is not only incredibly cheap, but also highly functional, and at the aforementioned I/O in June, we learned that the Big G was about to add Android Mirroring to the HDMI dongle's repertoire. Today, the company has delivered on that promise, and now, Android-wielding Chromecast users can beam the contents of their display onto their HDTVs.
As Google's Chromecast continues its expansion to other countries around the world, the company appears to have begun to refocus its energies into the little HDMI dongle. Offering buyers a way to get video and audio onto a television via both Android and iOS devices, Chromecast is almost an alternative to an Apple TV for those that don't need the kinds of features that particular product offers.
Motorola is showing no sign of slowing down its quest to get good quality Android devices into the hands of consumers without charging the Earth for them. After launching the Moto G and sewing up the budget Android market with a device that belies its price tag, Motorola is now seeing its Moto X smartphone drop in price with an aim to really squeeze into the Android market.