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YouTube back on Fire TV as Prime Video comes to Chromecast, Android TV

Effective immediately, the deal between the two firms will see the Prime Video app be available for streaming to Chromecast, Chromecast built-in devices, and Android TV devices while the official YouTube app for Amazon Fire TV is launching on Fire TV Stick (2nd Gen), Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Cube and Fire TV Stick Basic Edition. – Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/32hJ2T9

Hackers Accessed Smart TVs to Play PewDiePie Propaganda Videos

Owners of some Chromecasts and smart TVs might see an unusual message on their screens: A message and propaganda video imploring them to subscribe to PewDiePie on YouTube. A hacker duo known as HackerGiraffe and j3ws3r is claiming responsibility, and explains the process on a website devoted to the hack. – Samantha Cole, MOTHERBOARD http://bit.ly/2VsQWWz

Chromecast overtakes Apple TV

The IHS Technology Connected Device Market Monitor report says there are now 8.1 billion connected smartphones, tablets, personal computers, TVs, TV-attached devices and audio devices worldwide. At the same time, Google Chromecast has finally managed to outship rival Apple TV. It delivered 3.2 million Chromecast units compared to 1.7 million units from Apple. – Julian Clover, Broadband TV News

Chromecast takes 35% of streamer market

Google’s low-cost HDMI dongle continues to lead the standalone streamer market and it has now cemented itself as a top 5 player in the overall Connected TV Device rankings according to the new Strategy Analytics Connected Home Devices (CHD) report Global Connected TV Device Vendor Market Share: Q4 2015 – Broadband TV News

The Official NBC Android App Now Supports Chromecast Video Streaming

The Chromecast support in NBC’s official network app doesn’t come with any other notable changes, though video streaming appears to work with all of the live and pre-recorded video within. A live stream of the national network is available, but only if you log in with a compatible cable or satellite provider. Most of the larger national options are supported. Without a login users can still access trailing episodes of prime-time shows. – Michael Crider, Android Police

Spotify offers free Chromecasts to new Premium subscribers

photo: Engadget

Chromecast offers are normally something we’d associate with Google’s Play Music service, but for a limited period this month, Spotify has decided to get in on the act. From today until February 28th, the streaming service says it will hand subscribers a free Google streamer if they sign up for a three-month Premium account that costs $30/£30. – Matt Brian, Engadget
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