Amazon Fire TV Stick. Much like the Chromecast, the Amazon Fire TV Stick too needs to be plugged in to the HDMI port on the back of TV sets, making it way smarter.The Firestick too can be connected to the rest of the smart home for added voice functionality. The Alexa voice remote can act both as a standard remote and can be used to give. How to Chromecast Amazon Prime Video from an iPhone. Turn on the television that your Chromecast is set up on, and switch to the HDMI input that it's connected to. If you have a Chromecast, you can display your photos and videos on a bigger screen. Before you start, make sure your device is on the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast. Open the Google Photos app. Sign in to your Google Account. At the top right, tap Cast select your Chromecast. Open a photo or video on your device to display it on your TV. If you have a Chromecast, you can display your photos and videos on a bigger screen. Before you start, make sure your device is on the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast. Open the Google Photos.© Provided by T3 Chromecast with Google TV
Google has unveiled the latest version of its Chromecast media streamer, and it's an all-new approach for the company. For the first time, it has its own built-in operating system and remote, functioning as a full standalone media box, similar to Roku's line-up, or the Amazon Fire TV Stick.
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It's powered by Android TV, unsurprisingly, but with a new Google TV experience that Google says 'brings together films, TV episodes and more from across your apps and subscriptions and organises them just for you.'
The new Chromecast with Google TV will available in 'mid-October', for £59.99. It comes in three colours – Snow (white), Sunrise (pinky coral) and Sky (pale blue) – which seems kind of pointless for something that will sit behind your TV, but we like the colours, so why not.
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With previous Chromecast models, you had to find what you want to watch in compatible apps on your phone, tablet or laptop, and then 'cast' it to your TV via the Chromecast. Now, you can just browse the apps on the Chromecast itself using the compact remote with pleasingly iPod-like navigation circle at the top.
Android TV is really well-equipped for apps, ranging from the big names such as Disney+ and Netflix, to smaller and more niche streaming services, as well as local options. In the UK, you'll find the BBC iPlayer, ITV Player and My5 on there, though no All4.
Google TV will bring together everything you might want to watch next from the various apps you use – the next episode of a TV show you're bingeing, films you're half-way through, etc – into one screen, with a tab for recommending new movies and shows based on what you've enjoyed in the past. You can also add things to a Google TV Watchlist, which we like – that seems preferable to .
If you've seen the Apple TV app, or the new interface for Amazon's Fire TV devices, then it will feel very familiar – the industry seems to have decided that a particular layout is best for this kind of app, which at least makes it easy to switch between them.
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The Chromecast with Google TV is equipped for 4K HDR, including Dolby Vision where apps support it. There's no mention of HDR10+ support, though currently that's only really used by Amazon Prime Video, so we're happy with Dolby Vision.
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The remote has Google Assistant built-in, unsurprisingly, and you can use it to tell the Chromecast what you want to play, or to control your smart home devices, or to ask questions about the weather and the other things people ask voice assistants for.