Spotify Connect, the new wireless streaming feature that lets you send Spotify music to supported speakers around your home, is now available on Android — almost three months after making its debut on iOS.
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For telly addicts in the U.K., the free TVCatchup app for Android and iOS makes it easy for them to watch live TV channels while they’re on the go. But thanks to an ongoing legal dispute with a number of public service broadcasters, the app’s developers have been forced to pull popular feeds, including ITV and Channel 4.
Google has today enabled Google Play Music All Access in Mexico, just over a week after the service extended its reach in Europe. The service can be enjoyed both on the web and via the Google Play Music app for Android, and you can sign up now for a free 30-day trial.
The Hulu Plus apps for Android and iOS have today been updated with support for Google Chromecast. You’ll find a new ‘Cast’ button within the app that will stream your favorite shows to your television with the help of the $35 dongle.
Google Play Music All Access has today expanded its reach across Europe by arriving in seven new countries. The rollout comes less than a month after the service’s first European expansion, and it brings the total number of supported countries up to 19.
Like bicycle streamers or rum, adding a wifi hotspot to pretty much anything will make it exponentially better. The tiny new Hyper iUSBPort Mini is a great example of this: It’s a $90 USB drive with a built-in WiFi hotspot that can be used to share files or stream movies or songs to an iOS or Android device.
One tip for the device’s marketing team though: Please come up with a better name.
Last week, Koushik Dutta showed off his new phone-to-Chromecast video streaming app which will enable users to “cast” photos or videos stored locally on any Android device directly to an HD TV. And now, less than a week later he is showing off another one of his great inventions which will permit users to stream video, pictures or music from Dropbox to a Chromecast unit, in his brand new Dropbox-to-Chromecast app.
The popular music streaming and audio service, Sonos, has published a significant update for its Android app on Google Play, bringing the ability to play audio which is stored on your smartphone or tablet to a Sonos Wireless HiFi System.
Prior to Google I/O 2013 there were many rumors indicating that Google was to release a new product called the Chromekey. However, we never heard anything more than just a bunch of rumors, but now the topic has been resurrected, and it looks like we could be seeing a Chromekey after all.
It’s unlikely that the Jawbone Jambox will be shoved off its throne anytime soon; not necessarily because it’s the best-sounding portable Bluetooth speaker out there, but because it was here first, and it made a huge splash (in part because, yes, it sounds pretty good).
But I were to bet on a challenger, I might put my money on the smart new UE Boom. Not only is it ruggedized against drops and splashes, but it’s armed with two very unusual tricks.