Google had an interesting year of platform advances and hardware mishaps. Here are the top stories from 2017.
Recent Chromecast Stories
I've chosen Chromecast as my whole-home audio solution, so I was very interested in testing Google Home Max.
I really enjoy the sound quality of Sonos wireless smart speakers, but I don't like the cost or compatibility issues.
You don't need a Google Home appliance to control a Chromecast with your voice: You can do so from your phone now as well.
Now, you can share your movies purchases from the biggest movie studios among any of the top digital movie services.
I couldn't be less happy with our TV situation, which is the exact opposite of what I'm trying to achieve at the new house.
You can cast anything from Android, even from apps that don't natively support Google Cast or Chromecast.
On the eve of the Apple TV 4K launch, NVIDIA has responded with a more affordable version of its Shield TV set-top box.
Google is now offering a Preview Program for its Home and Chromecast devices, with access to new features before their broader release.
As expected, Google launched its new Pixel phones, Daydream VR, Chromecast Ultra, Google Wi-Fi, and Google Home products at a press conference today. But as noted previously, details about each had previously leaked.
Users of Google Chrome may have noticed an interesting change to their browser over the past week: Google Cast capabilities are now built-in and no longer require an extension.
A few tech tidbits from around the web: Microsoft throws a bone to MixRadio users, Microsoft offers big discounts on tons of Xbox One and 360 games, Vizio P-Series is the First Google Cast-compatible TV, some interesting details about iPhone and iPad sales, RIP Andy Grove.
There is no truly elegant way to enjoy Microsoft Groove content in the living room unless you invest in an Xbox. But here's an inexpensive workaround.
Google's newly-announced Chromecast and Chromecast Audio arrived at Chez Thurrott this afternoon, so I set them up and gave them a quick run. So far so good.