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Posts Tagged ‘Chromecast’

How VHX is becoming a major channel on connected TV devices

chromecast-tal-1VHX, the direct-to-fan distribution video platform, recently launched their public-facing product after two years of private beta. They’ve already worked with creators like Dave Grohl, Ira Glass, Aziz Ansari, and Kevin Spacey to sell video content directly to fans and just announced a Chromecast integration, to help make it even easier to watch VHX content on TV. We interviewed VHX Cofounder Casey Pugh about their plans to change the way video content is distributed in a connected TV world. Read more

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TV Everywhere is Making Authenticated Content Easier to Access

TV EverywhereTV Everywhere is the technological ability to watch whatever you want, whenever, however you want it (from your phone, tablet, laptop, etc.). It’s included as part of your cable subscription service, so it comes at no extra charge to you. The best part is that it is easy. The TV Everywhere site (http://www.youcouldbewatching.tv/) by CTAM (Cable and Telecommunications Association for Marketing) will guide you through the log-in and authentication process online and direct you to the individual cable and networks apps so that you can start watching TV everywhere.

With Chromecast Update, Stevie is One Step Closer to Bridging the Social and TV Divide

tv_handStevie – the Flipboard-like platform that turns Facebook, Twitter and YouTube posts and hashtags into TV channels, this week unveiled new versions of its Android and iOS apps with support for Google Chromecast.

“Since our inception, the TV screen was where we wanted Stevie,” Stevie co-founder and CEO Yael Givon tells Lost Remote. “We always imagined it as big, lean back TV viewing, and we were able to be loaded on a few platforms including Samsung and Android. But the ease of casting, the direct connection from phone to TV, is the perfect fit for Stevie - starting from your most personal device and beaming what is best for TV, is the Stevie philosophy – taking personal feeds and releasing the TV in them.”

While the majority of Chromecast apps to-date are either media players (like Netflix) or ‘slide projector’ apps, Stevie will turn personalized content from a user’s social social feeds into non-stop TV channels. Stevie’s internal research shows that session times when beaming via Chromecast or Apple TV are three to four times longer compared to mobile viewing.

Stevie’s next step is to forge partnerships directly with brands and content creators. Brands will be able to create their own TV channels that will be personalized, constantly updated, and feature brand-official content. For example, H&M could have a TV setup in its stores that pulls media from what fans tweet at them along with the hashtag #fashion; H&M-branded videos could then be interspersed throughout. Read more

The Washington Post Debuts Chromecast Integration

PostTV ChromecastThe Washington Post debuted their Chromecast integration today, becoming the first news organization to allow users to access their content through the growing second screen device.

“This adds a whole new dimension to watching Washington Post video, since it allows users to sit back and watch on their TV at home,” Andrew Pergam, senior editor of Video at The Washington Post tells Lost Remote.

Pergam is excited at Chromecast’s ability to turn a users traditional digital device into a quasi-remote.

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Bandwidth, bundles and blackouts mean hard times for the cable industry

86043_86206_2_Image2_cable vs fiber(This is a guest post by Alexis Caffrey (@AlexisCaffrey), a freelance writer with a focus on technology, new media, and design. You can find more of her work at AlexisCaffrey.com).

The cable TV industry may be looking at a big change in the future, according to Cablevision’s CEO Jim Dolan. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Dolan stated “there could come a day’ when his company stops offering television service, making broadband its primary offering.” Read more

How Chromecast fundamentally changed how my family watches TV

As soon as Google unveiled Chromecast, I was lucky enough to scoop up a couple of the $35 devices to connect the two TVs in our home. After a few weeks, it’s fundamentally changed how my family watches TV. It’s also changed some of my perceptions about the evolution of the “second screen.”

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Forget Google TV, ‘Chromecast’ connects every device (and Netflix) straight to TV

Google just took a big step to usher in a new era of increasingly “remote-less” homes, bridging mobile and laptop devices with your TV. In a surprise announcement, Google unveiled $35 device called Chromecast today that enables both Android and iOS devices to play HD video on TV sets. With just a tap of the “Cast” button, you can extend video from YouTube, Google Play and Netflix straight to any TV equipped with a Chromecast — which plugs into a HDMI port.

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