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Chromecast

Knowledge Identifier: $Chromecast

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Chromecast

Digital media player developed by Google add

Category: Business (10)

Launched in 2013.

Countries: (45%), United States (21%), India (15%)

Main connections: Google, Google Home, IFixit

Linked to: Google, Netflix, TechCrunch, YouTube

 

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2013

Google Play Music - & & Google Play Music was one of the first four apps compatible with Google's Chromecast digital media player that launched in July 2013

 

Chrome OS - The July 2013 press introduction of the Chromecast HDMI stick, which was hosted by Pichai, demonstrated how the two operating systems could work in tandem

 

Nexus Q - The Nexus Q received a "de facto" successor in July 2013 with the unveiling of Chromecast, an HDMI streaming dongle that similarly allows users to queue the playback of remote content via a mobile device

 

Chromecast was made available in the US for purchase online on July 24, 2013 add something

 

Google - At a launch event on July 24, 2013 in San Francisco, U.S., a newer version of the Nexus 7 Google tablet device was released to the public, alongside the Chromecast dongle that allows users to stream YouTube and Netflix videos via smartphones

 

As of August 22, 2013, Google has released preview version 1,0 add something

 

On October 19, 2013, the Chromecast mobile app was released outside of the US for the first time, perhaps signaling that Google is getting ready to release the device in other markets add something


2014

Google opened the SDK to all developers on February 3, 2014 add something

 

On 18 March 2014, Google released the Chromecast to 11 new markets, including the UK, Germany, Canada and more add something

 

Amazon.com - In April 2014, Amazon announced its Amazon Fire TV set-top box system, a device targeted to compete with such systems like Apple TV or Google's Chromecast device

 

In July 2014, Google announced that in the device's first year on sale, "millions" of units had sold and over 400 million casts had been made add something

 

CBS - Announced on October 16, 2014 as the first OTT offering by an American broadcast television network, the service initially encompassed the network's existing streaming portal at CBS.com and its mobile app for smartphones and tablet computers; CBS All Access became available on Roku on April 7, 2015, and on Chromecast on May 14, 2015

 

& & Google's second Google Cast receiver, the Nexus Player, was released in November 2014 add something

 

On December 10, 2014, Chromecast was launched in India through e-commerce marketplace Snapdeal in partnership with Bharti Airtel add something

 

Users' controlling devices previously needed to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the Chromecast to cast content, until the addition of "Guest Mode" on December 10, 2014 add something


2015

By January 29, 2015, the company said that the number of casts since launch had surpassed one billion add something

 

In February 2015, Google Korea announced that about 10 million Chromecasts had been sold globally in 2014 add something

 

In July 2015, Google signed a deal with the Television Academy to provide Chromecasts to Emmy Award voters to allow them to view screeners of nominated media add something

 

A second-generation Chromecast and audio-only model called Chromecast Audio were announced in September 2015 add something

 

In September 2015, Google announced "Fast Play" and accompanying developer tools, which are aimed at reducing the delays between loading content add something

 

Google announced the second-generation Chromecast and an audio-only model called Chromecast Audio on September 29, 2015 add something

 

Prime Video - On October 1, 2015, Amazon announced that Chromecast and Apple TV products were banned from sale on its online marketplace effective October 29, 2015

 

Prime Video - On October 1, 2015, Amazon announced that Chromecast and Apple TV products were banned from sale on its online marketplace effective October 29, 2015

 

iOS - Initially each Chromecast Audio had to be separately controlled, but the December 2015 update allows multiple Chromecast Audios to be controlled all at one time, allowing for multi-room support add something


2016

RTL Nederland - Since February 2016 &RTL (RTL_Group) XL supports Google Chromecast

 

Grace Digital - May 2016-Grace Digital launches the CastDock X2, the World's First Speaker Dock for Chromecast Audio

 

A new model called Chromecast Ultra that supports 4K resolution and high dynamic range will be released in November 2016 add something

 

Google Home - A teardown of the original model by iFixit in November 2016 confirmed that the device featured many of the exact same hardware components as the second-generation Chromecast

 

Google Home - A teardown of the original model by iFixit in November 2016 confirmed that the device featured many of the exact same hardware components as the second-generation Chromecast


2017

As of October 2017, over 55 million Chromecasts and Chromecast built-in devices have been sold add something


2018

Nest Labs - On February 7, 2018, it was announced by hardware head Rick Osterloh that Nest had been merged into & & Google's hardware division, directly alongside units such as Google Home and Chromecast

 

Google Home - On March 28, 2018, & Google made the announcement via their blog that users would be able to pair any of their Google Home devices to their own Bluetooth speakers without requiring the use of a Chromecast streamer

 

Google Home - On March 28, 2018, & Google made the announcement via their blog that users would be able to pair any of their Google Home devices to their own Bluetooth speakers without requiring the use of a Chromecast streamer

 

A third generation of the device was released in October 2018 add something


2019

Google discontinued the device in January 2019 add something

 

With the advent of & & Google Home smart speakers, the device became tangential to Google's product strategy and was discontinued in January 2019 add something

 

On January 3, 2019, hackers took control of Chromecast devices, stating they were exposing security risks add something

 

iOS - In July 2019, the Amazon Prime apps for Android and iOS added Chromecast support, marking the first time Amazon's streaming service supported the device add something

 

Google Stadia - Stadia will be initially launched in November 2019 with a Founder's Pack, which includes a Chromecast Ultra, a Stadia controller, three months of Pro service, and an additional three months of pro service to gift to a friend