Google said it is changing the name of the Chromecast app to Google Cast app. In the US, Vizio launched the first TV sets with Chromecast – or rather Google Cast – built-in.
Apple TV has more than 23 million active users globally, out of these approximately 7 million in Europe, According to estimates from Dataxis.
Amazon, Apple, Google and Roku accounted for more than 8 out every 10 Digital Media Streamer shipments worldwide in 2015, according to Strategy Analytics.
Google’s Chromecast has partnered with TV manufacturer Vizio on a series of new TV sets that offer Chromecast-like functionality out of the box, according to Variety.
The Czech national commercial broadcaster FTV Prima has launched its first HbbTV application.
Google’s Chromecast leads the global digital media streamer market for fifth straight quarter, according to Strategy Analytics.
Google has launched a completely redesigned version of its Chromecast hdmi dongle. It will also release an updated version of its Chromecast app soon.
The number of TV sets connected to the Internet will reach 876 million by 2020, up from 105 million at end-2010 and the 415 million expected at end-2015, according to a new report from Digital TV Research.
German subscription broadcaster Sky Deutschland has made its OTT platform Sky Online available on HDMI stick Chromecast enabling viewers to stream the Sky channels from their smartphone or tablet to the TV set.
Mediaset has made its Premium Play service available on Android and iOS smartphones and tablets. Chromecast support is expected in September.