Polk Audio Introduces Google Assistant Smart Speaker for £179

Hi-Fi brand Polk Audio, an audio company with a 45 plus-year legacy of sound engineering and design, has become the latest manufacturer to announce a smart speaker. Called Polk Assist, this voice-controlled smart speaker incorporates Google Assistant for hands-free help around the house, music streaming and control of your smart home devices. Additionally, with Chromecast…

VLC adding Chromecast support “soon”

Excellent news for anyone wanting to play back pretty much anything on their TV: VideoLAN, also known as VLC Player, is going to be adding support for Google's Chromecast dongle in a forthcoming update. The news comes via our pals at ShinyShiny. The update was spotted in a changelog for VLC 3.0. VLC is particularly…

Sky’s NowTV adds Chromecast support

Sky's streaming service for non-subscribers, NowTV has added another viewing option: Google's Chromecast Dongle. This seems like a good match - given how the Chromecast dongle has sold like wildfire, and NowTV doesn't need a satellite dish. The press release notes that this means that customers will be able to Cast on-demand movies, as well…

Chromecast bug enables Rickrolling

Now we think Google's Chromecast streaming dongle is brilliant. So much so that we're never going to give it up, even though a clever hack has demonstrated that it is possible to hijack a Chromecast and using for Rickrolling purposes. According to Wired, hacker Dan Petro has created a handheld device, based on the Raspberry…