Category: Chromecast

MadeByGoogle event is streaming now.

If you want to get the latest info on what Google have in store for us then you can now tune into their live stream below. We will be keeping our eyes peeled to see what they have instore and we will report back to you once we …

Grab a Bargain! Chromecast and O2 deals!

We do love a good deal at Coolsmartphone Towers and sometimes they come around like buses. First up comes through the money saving platform, Quidco. Save £15 per month with O2’s latest sim only deal which is 15GB for £20 per month, reduced from £35. You have to make …

Deals coming in already!

Black Friday apparently started weeks ago! Somehow I think some vendors have forgotten the Friday element. Anyway, I am not complaining! Deals we have seen so far: Google Chromecast Audio £15 @ Currys www.wbca.st/JZCKvw Sony Smartwatch 3 Classic now £69.99 @ Currys www.wbca.st/lJkX1w SIM Free LG G5 Smartphone …

Reolink HD IP Security Camera – Video overview

Remember the all-weather fixed security camera I reviewed the other day? The Reolink IP camera will fix to your wall or roof and points at your driveway, your garden, your warehouse or inside your property and you can view the images and video anywhere in the world via …

Chromecast Audio now just £14

Well, the title of this post has pretty much explained everything hasn’t it? Basically this is a brand new item, being sold by Currys / PC World through eBay. The Chromecast Audio works in the same way as a regular TV Chromecast, but it’ll instead blast the streaming …

Five reasons to buy a Chromecast (or another one)

Unbelievably, I’ve had my Chromecast for a couple of years now. Despite my TV and a set-top box having the ability to show stuff from my phone, I still default to the Chromecast. It sits wedged into a random HDMI port on the back of my TV and …

Google Chromecast Audio down to just £15

Currys / PC World have halved the price of the Chromecast Audio this weekend. The gadget, which plugs into your stereo or amplifier, will let you cast tunes and YouTube videos from your phone simply and easily Normally it’s £30 but they’ve dropped it to £15 until Monday. …

Coolsmartphone Awards 2015 and Podcast

Welcome to the Coolsmartphone Award Ceremony and Podcast, coming to you, prerecorded from Coolsmartphone Towers. Our team of experts got together yesterday and decided on the best and worst bits of 2015 in order to entertain you and reward/shame those responsible. As with all good awards ceremonies we’re …

Fancy a free Chromecast? Simply switch your ISP

Want a Chromecast? Want a free one? Have a gander at this broadband offer from an outfit called Fuel Broadband. Instead of getting sucked into a provider who wants to offer mobile calls, phone calls, broadband and a TV package, they’re binning the add-ons and launching a £2 …

Crank up your Chromecast and get a movie for free

Back in the year 2000, when I was born (shut it) Captain Picard starred in a film with Wolverine and Halle Berry, who wasn’t Catwoman at the time. Anyhow, the film is called X-Men (the original one) and you can get it for absolutely nothing if you’ve got …

Black Friday – Chromecast for £18 on Amazon too

Last night we mentioned that Tesco had reduced the price of the Chromecast to £18. Actually it seems like they’re not the only ones, and if you’re unable to reach their website you can instead click over to Amazon, where it’s retailing for the same price as part …

Google Nexus Player announced

Along with the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 announced yesterday, Google also told us about a brand new device called the Nexus Player. The Nexus Player is an Android TV device that has a 1.8GHz quad-core Intel Atom processor at its heart, has onboard wi-fi and connects to …

Chromecast Support comes to NOW TV on Android and iOS

NOW TV, the IP based online video streaming service from Sky, has just issued a major update to it’s mobile App on iOS and Android, which includes Chromecast Support. NOW TV represents good value for those wanting live to Sky Movies and Entertainment channels (just avoid the sports) …

Chromecast even cheaper at Tesco

Last night we covered the fact that Currys had dropped the price of the Google Chromecast down to just £20. However, over at Tesco they look to be having a bit of a sale this Bank Holiday Weekend, with the price of TVs, tablets and the Chromecast coming …

How well does Chromecast work on the iPhone?

Google Chromecast is a cost effective way of projecting your small screen on line media from your Smartphone to your big screen TV. Developed by Google, there is a natural assumption that Chromecast has a better affinity to Android devices then with other mobile OS’s. However, the device …

Chromecast now available on Vodafone UK

If you’re looking to get the back-of-your-TV dongle that is the Google Chromecast, Vodafone are now offering it up for a mere £25 with their 4G plans. The gadget, which we took a look at in detail here, will let you watch YouTube, NetFlix and iPlayer media on …

UnoTelly – Streaming service review

One thing we are not short of is apps or services that stream TV channels. The problem is that many of these are tied to your location. For instance, I can easily watch live World Cup games using TVCatchup, the BBC iPlayer or ITV players apps. Upon visiting the US a …

Got yourself a Chromecast? Get £4.99 of Google Play credit

If liked the look of the Chromecast (have a nose at my overview here) and went out and bought one from your local electronics retailer (Currys / PC World in other words), then you should definitely be heading to https://cast.google.com/chromecast/offers/ to grab your free £4.99 of credit to …

Google Chromecast – First steps

Yesterday, here in the UK, Chromecast arrived. Sure, many people have purchased one via Amazon or eBay already, but this is the first time it’s “officially” been made available here in the UK. What is it? Well, you may be seeing this getting a demo in your local …