Apple TV+ is now available on Chromecast with Google TV

Google teased the arrival of Apple TV on its platform on Wednesday with a tweet. A day after, the company announced that Apple TV+ is now available for Chromecast with Google TV via the Apple TV app. The news comes from Google’s blog post that says users can access the Apple TV app by going to the Apps tab or the apps row in the For you tab. You’ll be able to watch your favorite TV shows within the app if you are subscribed to Apple TV+.

You can now enjoy Apple Originals on Google TV. These include series like “Ted Lasso,” which was recently nominated for two Golden Globes, “For All Mankind” season two debuting tomorrow, “The Morning Show” and “Servant,” as well as movies like “Greyhound” and “Palmer.” The Apple TV app also gives you access to your library of movie and TV show purchases from Apple. Furthermore, it shows personalized and curated recommendations and Apple TV channels. Moreover, up to six family members can share subscriptions to Apple TV+ and Apple TV channels with Family Sharing.

Users in the US can now browse Apple Originals in your personalized recommendations and search results on Google TV. They can use the Google Assistant to open the Apple TV app or play an Apple Original title and add the title to your Watchlist for later. Google says that it will roll out these features for global users in the coming months. In addition to Chromecast with Google TV, the Apple TV app will also be available on Google TVs from Sony and TCL. The company plans to roll out to more Android TV-powered devices in the coming months.

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The Chromecast with Google TV can stream video in up to 4K HDR at up to 60 frames per second and now has a voice remote, which has a dedicated Google Assistant button that helps you find something to watch.

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Pocketnow Daily: Google Pixel 5: better than expected? (video)

Google Pixel 4, Pixel 3a, Jabra Elite and more devices on sale today

The official news today begin with deals, and you know the way it goes, with a product on its way out, let’s just begin with Pixels. The Pixel 4 XL is still $250 off, leaving the 128GB of storage variant for $750. The regular Pixel 4 is $161 off, leaving the entry level variant for $637. And, to conclude with the Google deals, the Pixel 3a XL is $94 off, leaving it at $385 shipped. And don’t worry, we still have some Apple deals left. The latest 12.9in iPad Pro is $50 off, leaving the Wi-Fi only variant for $949 shipped. We have more deals on SSD’s, Amazon Echo Speakers and more in the links in the description.

LG Wing coming to Verizon on October 15 for $999, pre-orders kick off on October 1

Now let’s talk about LG as the company announced the Wing a couple of weeks ago but, we didn’t get any availability dates or the price tag at their event. Well, if you’re interested pre-orders for this phone will begin on October 1st on Verizon. If you’re not on Verizon, don’t worry, AT&T and T-Mobile will be getting it this fall, and you’ll be able to get it on third party retailers like Amazon and Best Buy as well. For those of you who haven’t been paying attention, the LG Wing is LG’s rotating phone. It packs a 6.8in FHD+ display, with a secondary 3.9in. It’s powered by the Snapdragon 765G, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. It also packs a triple camera setup that includes a 64MP main sensor, a 13MP wide angle and another 12MP wide angle. The price tag, which hadn’t been revealed is $999 and honestly, it’s not too bad for the features. I’m just curious as to how many of you are willing to take part in this new experiment, because let’s be real, it is.

Confirmed: There is no OnePlus 8T ‘Pro’

OnePlus 8T 5G will run OxygenOS 11; also spotted on Geekbench

Now let’s move on over to OnePlus as we’re basically in Tech-Tober already so, the Pixel isn’t the only thing we’re getting. OnePlus is gearing up to launch their T Series smartphone on October 14th. There’s been multiple rumors and leaks that there won’t be a Pro variant, even if the company has been teasing something “Ultra” for the event. Well, Pete Lau just confirmed that there won’t be an 8T Pro this year as, according to him, “users who like the Pro-level products can choose the regular 8 Pro, the annual machine king. Their current plan is defined in a direction where there won’t be no room for upgrade. And later in that statement he said 8T, hashtag, hashtag and a surprise that is worth the wait. Now, since they’ve been teasing something Ultra and there is no room for upgrade, we could assume that the regular 8T will pack a lot of punch. The leaked specs for this phone include a 6.5in display running at 120Hz, the Snapdragon 865, no Plus, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Finally, it’ll pack a quad camera array at the back with a 48MP main sensor, a 16MP ultra wide and two useless macro and portrait shooters. We’ll keep you posted as we get closer to the event, and no worries, that Macro Camera is not what makes it ultra.

Distributors could get the first iPhone 12 batch as soon as next week

I know it’s Google Day but, let’s talk about the iPhone 12 for a second. Jon Prosser revealed some new details of what and when we should expect them on Twitter a couple of days ago. According to him, the first shipments of finalized iPhone 12 units is going out to distributers on October 5th. This shipment will include the 5.4in iPhone 12 Mini which will start at 64GB of storage and the 6.1in iPhone 12 which also starts at 64GBs. He also mentioned that the 12 and 12 Pro Max will start at 128GB when it comes to storage and, them not being in that shipment list serves as some sort of confirmation that, we won’t be getting these until later and we’re expecting that to be some time early November. Finally, he added that the event will be happening on October 13th after all with pre-orders on the 16th and they’ll be in stores on October 23rd.

Nest Audio becomes official, and it’s now available for pre-order

Chromecast with Google TV is here with a sleek remote, 4K HDR support and a $49.99 price

And yes, today was the Google Event so, let’s start off with everything we got that isn’t Pixel related. And, actually, we thought it would be more but we got two different products. Let’s begin with Project Sabrina which is officially dubbed Chromecast with Google TV. Like the name suggests it’s a small dongle but instead of just letting you stream to it, it brings full blown Google TV. It allows you to stream 4K HDR videos at 60fps, with Dolby Vision and even HDR10+. It also brings a remote which let’s you call on the Google Assistant, and it also has a Netflix and YouTube button. According to Google it’ll bring Stadia support and it is available for $49.99. Finally, let’s move on to Nest Audio which is the successor to the Google Home. This new speaker is 6.89in tall, and weighs over 2 and a half pounds. It includes a 75mm woofer, and a 19mm tweeter to deliver 50% more bass, 75% more volume and give you a clearer sound than the original. Pre-orders are already live and it will be available on October 5th in 21 different countries for $99. We’ll let you know how the experience goes once we get these devices for review as, I’m not gonna lie, I wanna try them ASAP.

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Pixel 4a 5G brings Snapdragon 765G, dual rear cameras for $499

Google Pixel 5 arrives rocking an ultra-wide angle camera and $699 price tag

Finally, of course, the hottest news today have to do with Google, and let’s be real, regardless of how popular we want pixels to be, we really hope this is the time they take off. Let’s 4start off with the Pixel 4a 5G which is, a bigger and actually better version of what we currently have with the Pixel 4a. It has a 6.2in HDR OLED Display running at 60Hz, it is powered by the Snadragon 765G, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. We’ll talk about the cameras once we discuss the Pixel 5 as, they bring the same arrays. Finally, this one packs a 3800 mAh battery and it will come in Just Black and Clearly Black, for $499, oh and did I mention it still brings a headphone jack? And we know, we’re all here for the Pixel 5 so let’s just get to it. This one packs a 6in OLED display but running at 90HZ, it’s also powered by the Snapdragon 765G but it packs 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It also has a larger 4000 mAh battery and, it’s made out of a recycled aluminum enclosure, and It brings wireless charging and even reverse wireless charging for your accessories. Finally, let’s move on to the cameras, they bring an upgraded 12.2MP main sensor with EIS and OIS, and finally a 16MP wide angle camera with a 107° field of view. The selfie camera in the punch hole is an 8MP f/2.0 sensor. They also announced new features like how Night Mode now works for portraits, Portrait Light which let’s you add lighting effects to older photos as well, and a new Bracketing Feature. The Pixel 5 will cost $699 and they’ll be available on October 15th in 9 countries, with a free Stadia, Youtube Premium and Google One subscription.
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Chromecast with Google TV is here with a sleek remote, 4K HDR support and a $49.99 price

Google has today lifted the covers from its latest Chromecast device and is calling it the Chromecast with Google TV. Why the name change? Well, it is because it comes with a new experience called Google TV that runs on top of Android TV OS. Google TV aggregates all your favorite movies, shows, and other content from different platforms in one place. For example, it has a For You tab that intelligently suggests content pulled across multiple platforms, while the Watchlist is where the content you’ve bookmarked for later viewing will appear. 

And to make things even easier, you can add content to the Watchlist from your phone or PC, and it will automatically pull up on your TV. Plus, it also brings access to YouTube TV for live TV as well as on-demand content from over 85 networks spanning across genres such as news, sports, TV, movies and more. 

However, the most notable change introduced by the Chromecast with Google TV is a sleek remote control that supports voice commands and has a dedicated button for Google Assistant to do your bidding. Aside from scrolling through the Google TV interface, it can also be used to control smart home accessories such as a Nest Camera. And for the sake of added convenience, the remote has dedicated Netflix and YouTube to let users instantly access them. 

Talking about capabilities, the new Chromecast with Google TV brings support for streaming 4K HDR videos at 60FPS as well as Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HDR10+. It can be plugged into a TV’s HDMI port and also supports HDMI pass-through of Dolby audio content. Google says that Stadia support is also coming to its latest Chromecast device in the first half of 2021. It comes in Snow, Sunrise and Sky colors, and is now up for grabs in the US priced at $49.99.

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Google’s upcoming Chromecast detailed in hands-on videos ahead of its launch

Google’s upcoming Chromecast will be unveiled on September 30, but it is no longer a secret as the device has been popping up in leaks for months now. Some retail stores have already been photographed with the device on their shelf, while one lucky user even managed to buy one ahead of its official release. Now, hands-on images and videos of the Google’s next Chromecast dongle have appeared online, giving us a clear look at its design, the accessories that come with it inside the retail package, and even a UI walkthrough video that shows some of its capabilities and features.  

Image: Reddit – u/fuzztub07

Starting with the leaked images, they come courtesy of a Reddit user u/fuzztub07 who photographed the white variant of the device. The upcoming Chromecast dongle, which has been appearing in leaks under the codename Sabrina, has a familiar pebble-shaped design with a subtle Google branding on the front and power button at the back. As per images of the manual, the device has a USB Type-C interface for connecting to your smart TV. 

Image: Reddit – u/fuzztub07

The elongated pill-shaped remote has a scroll wheel-like navigation setup at the top which actually includes four distinct direction keys. It also had dedicated buttons for YouTube, Netflix, and of course, the Google Assistant. The box contents of the retail package include the dongle itself, the remote and two AAA batteries that go inside it, a power cable, and an adapter. Another Redditor u/jsterninja also posted a quick hands-on video of the upcoming device’s retail package whose branding says “Chromecast with Google TV“.

But that’s not all. We also get a look at the new Chromecast in action captured on video, giving us a walkthrough of its UI. Additionally, stills of the system info page reveal that Google’s next Chromecast will offer around 4GB of onboard storage and will run Android TV OS based on Android 10. Streaming apps that come pre-installed on the device include Netflix, Amazon’s Prime Video, Disney+, Sling TV and Hulu among others. There are separate rows for games that can be played using the bundled remote or a dedicated gaming controller

The Redditor also enthusiastically answered queries related to the device in the comments section and some of the key findings include 4K / HDR support, multi-account support, and the ability to sideload APKs from third-party app repositories. The device lacks an ethernet port and was reportedly sold by Walmart at $49.98, which is also the price that leaks have been predicting for Google’s next Chromecast dongle. The device lacks an IR blaster for controlling other appliances and misses out on an ethernet port too. Notably, it allows users to pair it with Bluetooth audio wearables as well

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Pocketnow Daily: Samsung Galaxy S21: Finally WORTHY of Ultra? (video)

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Today’s deals include the 16-inch MacBook Pro, Apple Watch Series 5 and more

Deals. Let’s start with the fact that Visible just confirmed that they have inventory for the iPhone SE, meaning you can get the phone for as little as $184. Watch our review for details on how to get the deal while supplies last. Speaking of Apple, with the 16in MacBook Pro which is currently $209 off for the Intel Core i7, 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage variant, leaving it at $2,190. The Apple Watch Series 5 is also $50 off, leaving the 40mm variant for $349. The Fitbit Versa is $50 off as well, leaving that for $150 shipped. Finally, the Jabra Elite 65t are also $50 off, leaving them at $99.99. We have more deals on Beats headphones, Bose headphones and Fitbits and more.

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The new Chromecast could arrive with a new name and Android TV

A new report claims that the Chromecast might be going through some changes soon. Apparently it will now be called Nest Cast and it will run full blown Android TV. Instead of having the content cast directly from your phone or other device, users would be able to use a remote to interact with the interface, just like TVs with Android TV. It will also be able to stream games through Stadia, sources aren’t certain when we are getting this but we might see it at Google I/O. Oh and other reports say that Android TV is gonna now become Google TV as well. Stay tuned.

Apple could give us a foldable MacBook or MacBook Pro in the future

Apple has put out several foldable patents over the years for both the iPad and the iPhone and now we have a new one for the Mac. The ‘Planar Hing Assembly’ patent shows a design for a MacBook Pro-style device which would have a ‘single piece body with a seamless appearance that includes a bendable portion, capable of having a smoothly curved shape’. The biggest problem is that in this bendable portion you still have mechanical components that have to be in communication with the rest of the device, doing things like connecting the keyboard to the display. Apple would fix the problem of having this bendable piece work by stacking layers that can transition from an uncompressed to a compressed state. This bendable hinge could be even more reliable than current hinges if done right, but we’ll see if we ever get it.

Xiaomi sends launch invites for Poco F2 debut on May 12: Reports

Yesterday we discussed how we should be getting a POCO F2 Pro soon and according to Android Authority, they got an invitation from Xiaomi’s Spain PR agency to an Event on May 12th for a ‘second generation’ product. We also have a leaked invitation on Twitter for an event on May 12th at 2PM in Madrid, with the invitation looking like the teaser we showed yesterday. We’re expecting the phone to be powered by the Snapdragon 865, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, reportedly starting at €649.

Microsoft’s new Surface Headphones 2 are coming with improved battery life

Microsoft Surface Earbuds finally arriving on May 12 with a lower $199 price tag

Microsoft Surface Book 3 is official: 10th Gen Intel CPU, new NVIDIA GPUs, and up to 32GB RAM

Microsoft Surface Go 2 with slimmer bezels, more power goes official for $399

Microsoft just announced a substantial list of products today, starting with the Surface Go 2 and the Surface Book 3. Starting off with the Surface Go 2, it features options from a Pentium Gold to a Intel Core m3 with slimmer bezels in the same chassis as the older model. Specs go from 4 to 8 Gigs of RAM, 64 Gigs of eMMC or 128 Gigs of SSD storage and price starts at $399, going up to $879 for the maxed out variant. Now, the Surface Book 3 brings a similar design as well but with way better internals. It brings Intel’s latest 10th gen processors, it goes up to 32GB of RAM with what Microsoft claims to be the fastest ever SSDs. You get to choose the graphics between the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Max Q, GTX 1660Ti or Quadro RTX 3000 on the business model. It comes in two sizes, 13.5in and 15in with a promised 15% boost in performance. The 13.5in starts at a hefty $1599 while the 15in will cost you $2299. They also announced the Surface Headphones 2 which now offer a darker color option along with the ANC it’s known for, letting you manually adjust the level of Noise Cancellation you want through 13 different levels. The interesting thing is that they now cost $249 instead of $349. Oh and the Surface Earbuds that look like gages.. Yeah those are finally available and ugly as ever.

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These could be the new Samsung Galaxy S21 camera specs

We have a new report from Taiwan that hints to Samsung testing some interesting camera specs for the Galaxy S21. The report claims due to the Galaxy S20 being notorious for its focusing issues, that’s gonna be a major priority. It also says that one of the development models is rumored to bring a 150MP main sensor, a 64MP telephoto, a 16MP wide angle and a 12MP macro sensor. The report even mentiosn that the company might drop the ToF, which is quite interesting at a time when there’s so much bet for AR. Apparently two versions of this model are being tested, one with Optical Image Stabilization on the main sensor, the telephoto and the selfie camera. The other one has OIS for the main sensor, the telephoto and the wide angle. Samsung is also reportedly working on ramping up their work on higher resolution sensors to make room for the 150MP sensor.


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Pocketnow Daily: Kuo: Apple’s 2020 Plans are CRAZY AGRESSIVE?!(video)

On today's Pocketnow Daily, we talk about the products we can expect from Apple in the first half of 2020, the new OPPO Find X2 and more

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New deals include Apple products, a powerful gaming laptop and more

These are some of the latest deals available on Apple products and other interesting devices that include a powerful gaming laptop

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Google’s Black Friday deals including up to $200 off a Pixel 3 phone

The first real discounts on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are on their way in time for Black Friday shopping. Plus, lots of Google Home speakers are on sale.

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Watch the Made by Google event live from 11am Eastern

If you want to get a first look at what Google has cooked up for the fall, you'll want to stay tuned to this page for all the announcements.

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