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Why a USB-C hub is the best accessory for your Chromecast with Google TV

Whether you're adding local movies or just want the stability of Ethernet, USB-C hubs are the way to go. I've been using the Chromecast with Google TV for the past two weeks, and I'm largely in love with this little dongle and its even littler remote. The new interface is an adjustment, but the improvements to Google Assistant and the ease of finding new content is wonderful. There's only one real downside to using the Chromecast with Google TV instead of my 2015 NVIDIA Shield TV , and it's that there's only one port on the Chromecast: a single USB-C port. But as a Chromebook enthusiast, I learned years ago: if something only comes with a USB-C port, the first thing to buy for it is a great USB-C hub , and the Chromecast with Google TV has two great reasons for you to do the same. Eliminate glitches and lag with Ethernet I was used to using Ethernet with my NVIDIA Shield — Wi-Fi bug, long story — and didn't think I'd need to bother with Ethern

You can get Google's new Chromecast for free with a YouTube TV subscription

The YouTube TV service costs $64.99 per month. What you need to know You can get the new Chromecast with Google TV for free if you sign up for YouTube TV and make at least one payment before the end of the year. Only first-time YouTube TV subscribers are eligible for the deal. The deal is also currently available only in the U.S. Google has rolled out a new promotion for first-time YouTube TV subscribers. As long as you aren't an existing YouTube TV subscriber, you can get the new Chromecast with Google TV for free if you make at least one payment towards your subscription between October 15 and December 31, 2020. Eligible customers will be contacted by email and will have to visit the U.S. Google Store using the provided promotion link to claim the offer. The offer must be redeemed by 11:59 PM PST on February 28, 2021. However, the offer is only available in the U.S. currently. In Canada, Google is giving away six months of Netflix with its new Chromecast. While yo

The new Google Chromecast can also stream your Xbox games

It's not totally surprising, but the newest Google product for your TV can also stream Xbox games. What you need to know One early owner of the new Chromecast with Google TV has sideloaded the Xbox Game Pass app and successfully streamed Xbox Game Pass games to the TV. Google TV is a newer version of Android TV, which has already been successful in streaming Xbox games during the beta phase. At $50 the new Chromecast with Google TV is an extremely attractive living room product. Google has just officially revealed its fall hardware lineup, which initially at least felt like an anti-climax since the whole lot had essentially leaked out in full before hand. But there's always some surprises in store, and this time it's from an old friend. Former Windows Central writer, Jon Dollison , is one of the first people to have their hands on the new Chromecast with Google TV and would you believe it, streaming Xbox Game Pass games to the TV works like a charm. Managed

Google's new Chromecast comes with six months of Netflix in Canada

Both new and existing Netflix subscribers will be eligible for the deal. What you need to know A listing for the new Chromecast with Google TV has been spotted on the Canadian Google Store. The listing reveals customers in Canada will get six months of Netflix with the new Chromecast. Chromecast with Google TV will be unveiled alongside the Nest Audio smart speaker and new Pixel phones at Google's hardware event later today. Google is set to reveal a new Chromecast, Nest-branded smart speaker , and two 5G-enabled Pixel phones at its " Launch Night In " event later today. Ahead of the big event, the new Chromecast with Google TV has been spotted on the Canadian Google Store. Although the listing is no longer accessible, a Reddit user managed to save a screenshot before it was pulled down. In addition to giving us another look at the new dongle and its voice remote, the listing reveals the Chromecast with Google TV will be priced at $69 in Canada. In the United

Google Stadia will lose the game streaming war if it remains valueless

The service isn't dead, but it needs a severe shake-up if it wants to avoid being put on life support. I have admittedly been a Stadia skeptic ever since its announcement. Not because I believed the service would be bad or that it couldn't deliver its promises of instant game streaming, but because I didn't know who it was for . I certainly wasn't its target audience, and I didn't understand what it could offer that other services or consoles couldn't. I still don't, and that makes me feel like Google Stadia will ultimately lose the game streaming war unless it undergoes a major overhaul. Stadia launched as a premium service back in November 2019. Still, it wasn't until recently in February that I got to play using a Buddy Pass — to which I can thank Android Central's own Daniel Bader. Being able to play Metro Exodus immediately, no loading screens or downloads required, felt like I was witnessing magic. It's hard to overstate or even

Peloton for iPhone and iPad adds Chromecast support for big screen workouts

The Peloton app for iOS has been updated today with support for Chromecast. This adds another way for Peloton users to view workouts on the big screen. The Peloton app has supported AirPlay for a while now. This allows users to beam content from their iPhone or iPad directly to an Apple TV or AirPlay-equipped TV. The new support for Chromecast, however, vastly expands those options. Now that the Peloton app for iOS supports Chromecast, users can send content from their iPhone or iPad to any TV that has Chromecast functionality built-in, or any TV with a Chromecast dongle Peloton explains: Introducing Chromecast – a new way to work out with Peloton on your big screen by Casting from your iPhone or iPad. Experience an even smoother class and focus on your workout without interruptions from calls and notifications. Flow, stretch, and build strength right from your living room. In addition to the Peloton Tread and Bike hardware, anyone can sign up for the Peloton Digital membershi

Peloton for iOS now supports Chromecast

Peloton’s iPhone and iPad users can now Chromecast workouts to larger screens. The Peloton for iOS app now supports Chromecast so you can stream your workouts from a larger screen. Previously, this feature was only available to Android users while the Peloton bike was only able to cast classes to a supported device via Miracast, which meant that iOS users were left out of the functionality entirely. With the update, iOS users can now cast their classes to a screen that supports Chromecast or a TV with the Chromecast dongle plugged in. The move comes as Peloton, having gone public last year, said it would be working to make its classes more accessible from more devices and price points. A digital-only subscription to Peloton costs $12.99 a month, allowing users to workout with their own home or gym bikes or treadmills. To cast classes onto your Chromecast-supported screen, open up the class you want to take and look for the Chromecast icon on the upper right corner. Select it and