We have been crazy busy here at Chromespot.com, so we thought we would close out the week with a nice recap of the main topics we covered. Chrome continues to grow – the browser, Chromebooks and Chromecast continue to be in the rise. This week we saw a bunch from all Chrome-related platforms, so let’s go over the most popular topics.
Go through them and catch up on anything you may have missed. Enjoy your weekend, guys!
Chromecast now available in 11 new countries!
For many Chrome fans across the world, this was the biggest news. Not only for the week, but probably for the month and even for the year. Chromecast is finally available outside the USA.
We have seen people importing the Chromecast to other countries, but having it officially released in other markets is much more exciting. The popular HDMI dongle is now available in 11 countries outside the USA.
Cast Store is the best way to find Chromecast apps
Now that more of us can get a hold of a Chromecast, we can all start downloading awesome apps and streaming. Only problem is, unless you want to find apps from official Google partners, finding Chromecast-supported applications is currently a disaster.
Users have been opting for searching “Chromecast” on the Google Play Store, but this is a bit of a messy experience. Those who want a curated list, with categorized sections, will have to check out Cast Store for Chromecast.
Google announces Android Wear
This is not directly related to Chrome, but it will be connected to Google services and is HUGE news. Google announced Android Wear this week – a platform that covers smartwatches and brings uniformity across wearables.
I have to say I am in love with one of the first Android Wear devices, the Moto 360. I have always loved the idea of smartwatches, but no manufacturer had done it right and the software is always a mess with these devices. I believe it’s finally time for smartwatches to shine, and it’s all thanks to Android Wear.
Acer C720 now available from Play Store in 4 new countries
Looking to get an Acer C720 Chromebook? Depending on where you live, you may be able to get it straight from the Google Play Store. Google is now offering Acer’s affordable Chromebooks straight from its store in 4 new countries.
8 tips for managing Chrome apps and extensions
Need some help managing your extensions? You don’t want your browser to look like the one below, that is why we have put together a neat article with 8 tips to keep your Chrome apps and extensions in check.