Google's hit $35 digital streaming device, Chromecast, just got two new music channels. Curated streamer Songza and music video site VEVO both announced today that they are available on Chromecast via updates their sites and apps. And to help you deck the halls, along with the update Songza has added not just 1, but (count 'em) 75 curated Christmas playlists. A sampling:
The Goal: A Drunken Christmas Party
Whether you're getting booze, coal, or nothing at all for Christmas, sometimes four chords are just what you need to help you celebrate the season... or kick those Christmas blues in the face.
Yup, there’s rap for Christmas too. Deck the club with this eclectic mix of Xmas hip hop, with an emphasis on the old school classics from back in the day.
These hard rock and hair metal tunes will fill your air-guitar-loving friends with the holiday spirit. Bang your head and raise the (reindeer) horns to these hard-rocking Christmas classics.
The Goal: A Down-home Christmas Party
Throw on your green and red Christmas cowboy boots and play some country Christmas favorites.
The Christmas song tradition goes way back in country music, and today's hottest country artists are keeping it alive and well, with help from some Nashville veterans who aren't about to stop tending that Yuletide flame anytime soon.
Travel back to an era when outlaw country artists rubbed shoulders with country-pop crossover kings and queens to create some of country music's most lasting Christmas tunes.
The tree is trimmed, the stockings are hung, the presents are perfectly wrapped. Now the final holiday touch: a seasonal soundtrack of Christmas tunes by the biggest names in contemporary country.
The Goal: A Funky Christmas Party
This Christmas, Santa’s got a brand new bag. Get down with your bad self and one of these soulful Christmas party playlists.
A roaring fireplace isn't the only way to keep warm during the holidays; get down with these sultry blues and soul songs from R&B legends like James Brown and contemporary soul-revivalists like Sharon Jones.
Soulful versions of Christmas classics from the '60s and '70s. You never knew the holidays could sound this funky.
Contemporary R&B and soul Christmas classics guaranteed to win the Smooth Contest.
Plex, RealPlayer Cloud, Post.TV, RedbullTV, Revision3, BeyondPod and Viki were alsoi part of today's major Chromecast update.