July continues to heat up as we head into the official dog days of summer so, as always, we did our level best to locate the coolest viewing out there to kick back to, settle in with and then just let it all wash over us like an icy waterfall of cinematic refreshment. This week we say click this way and a small screen quenching cool will be all yours.
Update: Google released an iOS app that lets you set up and manage your Chromecast.
It may look like Apple TV has finally got its worthy opponent. After the disasters with Nexus Q and Google TV, Google finally thinks they’ve hit the spot with Chromecast. Released yesterday, Chromecast is a HDMI dongle that can stream online content directly to your TV, via an Android or even an iOS device (Windows, Mac OS and Chrome OS are supported too).
It’s time once again to hack in, jack in, turn on, tune in and go clickety-click with your Apple pix so let’s get right to this week’s movie selections before the blazing sun melts us into the sidewalk.
According to Digitimes, “rumors are circulating in the market” that Apple is in talks with LG to buy their 55- and 65-inch Ultra HD TV panels for a future Apple TV set. Digitimes sources stated that Apple is still testing the technology and hasn’t reached the agreement with LG yet. The sources claim Apple may also consider Sharp as a potential supplier.
People’s love for AirPlay continues unabated as recent report by a market research outfit shows that Apple TV worldwide sales are over half of all dedicated streaming boxes. A report by Frost & Sullivan dubbed the Consumer Video Devices Market report indicates that Apple TV devices global sales account for 56.1 percent, with Roku coming in second at 21.5 percent and TiVo third with a mere 6.5 percent.
Before I say anything, you need to see the above video. I swear, it’s awesome.