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Today Foxtel announced that it has upgraded the Foxtel Go app to support HD. Not only that, it can be streamed on televisions via Chromecast and AirPlay. This is great news! But while the HD element of this upgrade is free, casting will cost you extra.

Google's big once-a-year developer conference kicks off Tuesday May 8 (Wednesday May 9 in Australia). While much of Google I/O is meant to support coders and the people who create apps and software for Google's various platforms, what gets announced at the event will impact anyone who uses Android, Chrome OS, Wear OS, or any of Google's many first-party apps - so basically everyone. Here are the big announcements we're expecting to see (and a few things we won't) at Google I/O 2018.

Google's Chromecast devices are handy (and cheap) little dongles for anyone who wants to add streaming functionality to their TV. But since the Chromecast Ultra came out in the spring of 2016, there haven't been any new Google-branded additions to the family.

Overnight, Foxtel gave its streaming video service a new name. The prices are the same, and for now there are no new gadgets or hardware to tempt you with. But this is just the first step in a huge transformation in the way Foxtel works and how it sits in Australia's media landscape.

Foxtel Now is, at its core, a re-branding of the company's existing products, but it's also so much more -- it's the first sign we've seen of a serious commitment to the way Australia watches its TV shows and movies in 2017 and beyond.

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Whenever we report on Foxtel Play, there will invariably be a reader comment (or ten) lambasting the service's lack of Full HD. Well, it appears the company has finally heard you.

From June 2017, Foxtel Play customers will be able to access shows like Game Of Thrones in high definition. What's more, there will also be the option to stream directly to your TV via Google Chromecast. Here are the details.

Google's Chromecast is one of the most useful streaming dongles ever invented -- but its functionality falls down as soon as your internet access is restricted or just not available at all. Getting a Chromecast working in a hotel room isn't easy, but it is possible. These are the tricks you can try.

Google's latest Chromecast dongle comes in at twice the cost of its predecessor. But for that price, it supports 4K video, and high dynamic range video. Using your phone as a remote control, it can wirelessly stream the best quality video possible from Netflix, YouTube, Stan and a host of other Google Cast apps. Is its $99 price worthwhile over the existing $59 Chromecast, though?

Google has sold more than 30 million Chromecasts for the simple reason that it's a super easy, super cheap way to get the stuff you're watching on your computer or your phone onto your TV. Now it's getting an upgrade for the TVs of tomorrow.