Linux Academy is now on Chromecast!

Now Available: Chromecast Compatibility with Android App + Giveaway!

We have some fantastic news for our Android fans. You’ve been asking for it, and now we’ve delivered! We’re so excited to announce that the Linux Academy Android app is now available with Chromecast support. That’s right – simply download the latest update of the Linux Academy App and start casting your favorite course videos to your Chromecast enabled device! Now you can relax on the sofa with your favorite snack and enjoy hands-free learning!

How Does This Work?

This update will allow you to stream our course videos directly from your Android device to your TV. Simply update your Linux Academy Android app, set up your Chromecast-enabled device, and then log in to the App on your Android device. You’ll see the Chromecast logo Cast_button_orange.jpg  on the top right-hand corner of the screen. Click on it to start casting the videos to your TV.

We’ll be casting videos in the hangout room as we play pool and hack away at the latest new feature to implement for you guys. How do you like to watch our course videos?

Not an Android user? We have Apple TV support and an iOS app, as well!

It’s Christmas in July – We’re Giving Away an Android Phone* and One Year of Linux Academy Training!

Now to celebrate the new release of Chromecast support, we’ll be giving away 2 prizes: One (1) First Place Winner will win one (1) Android phone*, One (1) Second Place Winner will win one (1) year of training with Linux Academy! There are multiple ways you can enter (Apple users are welcome to enter, too), so log in below to get started:

 

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This giveaway is open worldwide.  Complete at least one of these steps by Saturday, July 29 for a chance to win an Android phone* or one year of training with Linux Academy. You can come back each day for multiple Twitter entries, one per day. Each winner will be contacted on Monday, July 31 and have 48 hours to accept the prize.

*First Place Winner will have the option to choose between a Google Pixel or HTC U11

360 thoughts on “Now Available: Chromecast Compatibility with Android App + Giveaway!

  1. Question: For the “Leave blog post comment” , is it referring to posting a comment here or for the videos you will be posting in the future? By the way, I would love both course videos and videos on new features.

    1. Hi Prakyath,

      Yes, we’d love to hear how you like to watch our course videos. With snacks on the couch? On the big screen while having lunch? While waiting in the waiting room at the doctor’s office? With Pinehead by your side? Let us know! 🙂

      1. I prefer watching the course videos in my computer first. Then for reviewing the course again, TV at home or my Android phone when travelling.

      2. Generally watch the videos on my Samsung Curved monitor at home and on iphone while commuting.
        One suggestion though, I have found the website little slow than mobile app.

      3. I tend to watch them on the train or down the gym where I can plug my phone into the machine’s screens and have a geek out work out 🙂

      4. I’m usually at work doing training so almost always at my computer but I’ve done other trainings that had an audio only option for some lessons “on the go” that are good to listen to in the car during slow commute.

      5. I always watch the training videos and practice the lab on my multiple 32″ monitor. I love the Hand-on Labs with the training video. In my opinion I think is an outstanding and awesome feature that in Linux Academy win my heart and dropped other competitors. Still a subscriber after a year long. Way to go, Linux Academy.

  2. I watch them in my computer so I can follow the course in the cloud servers, really useful, thanks!!

  3. I love the Red Hat videos, I have learned so much past couple of months. Usually, I watched them at work while doing my work.

    1. I have learned quite a bit using linuxacademy portal. The only con is staying focus to complete the course because life gets in the way sometimes

  4. This is great! I’ve been using the the Chromcast app (browser) to watch LinuxAcademy since the beginning. Nice to see improvements and better integrations that are being made.

  5. I ussually watch in my browser or on my phone

    the Chromecast option looks cool

    some of the easier course could be watched on TV, but I like to ussually do labs and repeat steps alongside the presentation

    -Duro

  6. I watch on my apple TV but a chromecast option will make it easier to follow along on my laptop in more areas, I love the courses and really appreciate all the work that you all put into them. Keep up the good work!

  7. I love the conversions part of Linux academy along with awesome videos. I can talk and ask questions with people who were in same boat, where I am now, whether doing any certification or learning new technology.

  8. I usually use laptop and headphones and take my own notes but the chromecast is a nice idea for multi tasking

  9. This is great news! Now I can sit in the living room and watch the videos on the big screen and work on the projects/labs on my laptop!

  10. I always see LA videos with a little notebook by my side. I use my computer a lot of hours per day, so I love the feel of handwriting from time to time, so LA videos are a great excuse for that 😀

  11. I have used Linux Academy in the past to refresh some of my skill gaps. I watched the courses and practiced on a Linux computer using Chrome. I like this method, and would like to see the course content continue to be made available for various browsers and Linux distros. I haven’t used the course material on a smart phone, but I think that’s a perfect use-case for traveling; downloading the course videos and listening offline!

  12. Will definitely be watching Videos on my TV now that chromecast is supported(was an awesome feature addition). My Chromebook(with linux installed) is out of commision right now, so I have been practicing on my Pocket C.H.I.P. in the meantime.

  13. I probably won’t be using this feature because I have two monitors on my workstation, but It will be useful to those who don’t.

  14. This is a very cool feature that I plan on using casting to a screen for a better overview of the things I’m doing!

  15. I love the apps, makes it easy to continue on with the videos and learning on my tablet, phone and laptop. This will make it even more fun when I take over the big screen instead.

  16. Like this a lot. Would use this while also running on treadmill like previous poster. Mind and body wins.

  17. Watching on smart phones has its limitations. I cannot do it for long. But on TV I think it’s just more comfortable to eyes. I love the idea. I am already excited to try this.

  18. Even when I cast, I prefer to have my laptop out with a couple of terminal sessions open (either VMs at home or from the site). I like to participate along with the videos!

  19. Well this is a welcomed addition to an already stellar lineup of possible ways to view Linux Academy content. Congrats!

  20. Big screen at home. allows me to use my laptop to follow along. 🙂 Water and Juice for drinks, not really into snacking. Happy hour if its late enough 😀

  21. I watch LinuxAcademy video’s on my laptop. Mobile devices are too distracting with messaging apps etc. on there, and all the adverts if you are unfortunate enough to use Android 🙂

  22. Dang Chromecast Support! !way to go Linuxacademy. In this day and age with multiple consumption points, it is good to see such efforts by companies. Kudos!

  23. Absolutely I am a big fan of Linux, and I was an RHCE instructor before. It is so great to see LinuxAcademy offering such great feature. Keep going guys.

  24. This is great, the App for Apple TV was a great feature and now with the App for Chromecast, I’m not restricted to just the one TV with Apple TV! Will definitely be useful and incentive to new subscribers as well as current ones.

  25. Usually, I watch the videos on a second monitor with my workspace on the other. I also like to download the audio and listen at work to help memorize terms and commands. I have always wanted to cast the videos to my TV and work on my laptop!

  26. I love watching your training courses on my 52″ TV via the IOS app using Apple TV. It makes the whole process so much more convenient on the sofa. 🙂

  27. I mostly watch at my desktop computer with the HTML5 player on 1.25x or 1.5x speed. Sometimes, I’ll watch out in public on my phone in the Android app with isolation earbuds. I’ve done that at some concerts while waiting for the bands to play… and I’ve watched one lesson on my TV (the Linux Essentials Networking video… 52 minutes) by casting my device’s screen to the TV via Chromecast. And I’ve watched a few while driving. Sorry.

  28. Thanks for expanding the ways we can get Linux Academy content! I usually watch lessons on my laptop while I’m washing dishes! Being able to cast to a full screen will help me get better picture and sound. Thanks again!

  29. I cast videos to my tv so I can follow the course in the cloud servers with laptop, very helpful, thank you!!

  30. Excellent addition, this will be fantastic casting to the TV.

    I normally dedicate one monitor to LA but this will allow me to work in the lounge room from my laptop.

  31. I watch the videos on my iPad with headphones. The instructor’s voice gets my budgie too ramped up if I don’t use headphones. Must be tcox’s melodic voice! For exercises and labs I use my MacBook Pro (2015). My wife and I gave up on Android devices a few years ago since they wouldn’t last more than one year without breaking (4 of 4 Androids broke).

  32. This is great, I can’t wait to watch on a bigger screen. Currently I just watch on my computer monitor or if I’m travelling I download sections on my phone.

  33. Cool new feature, could I ask for audio only selection in the Android app which would allow me to recap the courses will driving to work. Thanks

  34. Very useful app, especially because of the cast feature. I’m already using it to prepare for my LPIC certification. Thanks!

  35. I have 2 AWS certifications so far using Linux Academy courses. I plan to get at least two more. Keep up the good work!

  36. I like to watch the videos in my laptop with headphones and mobile app while travelling to work. Chromecast feature can also be helpful sometimes

  37. I’ve found Linux Academy to be the best online IT training for me to date, surpassing Lynda(dot)com and code(Academy). I have course schedulers in place to make sure I put in an hour of studying every day. If I fall behind, I make up the difference over the weekend.

  38. I bounce back and forth between desktop, laptop and chromecast depending on the course and my mood.. I appreciate the added options!

  39. Linuxacademy is the website which I have always open in my browser. This is going to be awesome now. I would prefer to watch it on my bed with some snacks.

  40. Linux academy gives the great stuff towards the upcoming technologies . Usually I watch over computer. But using mobile app and Chromecast will help in travel to go through the the topics . As LAB sessions we must use the computers.

  41. I watch the courses on my apple TV via the Apple TV in my game room. It is nice to see the videos on the big screen and then do the exercises via the laptop.

  42. I take Linux Academy very seriously . So instead of relaxing and watching , I get into a quite room with my headset and Laptop ,and also take a pen and paper to jot down the points.
    And when I get some free 30 mins of time I love to revise the content on my Android phone

  43. I love to watch course videos on my laptop but with chromecast feature built in all the videos are now going to my TV. So I can watch them like watching some tv show and learn too.

    Thanks, Linux Academy for putting in the feature.

  44. I prefer to watch video courses on the desktop in order to be able to exercise at the same time. Video casting on mobile can be useful for some not technical topics ( soft skills ).

  45. This is really great. Linux Academy always stands out in all ways. Superb work team. Hats off to your efforts. Really very proud to be part of Linux Academy.

  46. LInux Academy is one stop for all my learning about systems administration. I watch them first on Laptop and then on smart phone for review or revision. Now I can connect it with chrome cast too with latest android app. Awesome!

  47. I asked for this feature months ago when I first tried your app, said how it would be amazing to watch a video on my big screen and code on my laptop. You said it was in the works and long and behold a few months after I can finally do just that 🙂
    Thank you and keep up the amazing work.

  48. Linux Academy is a best way to help you achieve your IT professional’s goals :-). I’ve already checked it!

  49. Wow this is an amazing opportunity for everyone!
    Chromecast support is just what I needed when studying at home!

    Well done Linux Academy 👏

  50. I like to do them on the couch with my laptop but I also watch them while on public transport using my phone.

  51. I usually watch on my laptop at my desk. One screen for the video, and another to follow along with whatever I’m learning in practice.

  52. Watch it by connecting my Lappy to big screen and wireless headphones to sit in front with notebook to take the notes. Exciting trainer with superb voice modulation. The most lively trainer I have seen ever.
    Did my Associate and Pro certification with the help your videos.

  53. Liking the Chromecast feature. Cool for casual learning in front of the tv with laptop on my lap to quickly try things 🙂

  54. Heard about Linux Academy from someone who used it. Was sceptical about online training as my experience with other sites was mixed. Was really surprised to find such fantastic content – which is up-to-date! Well done to the team at Linux Academy – you’re awesome!

  55. Super stoked about the Chromecast support, as I generally try to avoid computery distractions. But to would love to have support to be able to browse and watch on Kodi as that is my primary media consumption platform.

  56. Great feature, cellphone casting to TV and laptop to complete the hands on labs and exercises.

    And this also workarounds the low volume I experience in my android devices!! (Google Nexus 5 and 7)

  57. I do think that adding chromecast support is a great idea! I do not personally use one, but it really does make sense to add that medium to the portfolio.

  58. I’d like to ask a local movie theater, to show some Linux Academy course videos on the big “silver screen”! 😉

  59. This is a way to go. I think it becomes much easier to learn when you have 2 screens at your disposal.
    Nice one. Keep up the innovation.

  60. I usually watch the viedos in my laptop, pause the video, practice a little and then resume the class. This is kind of unproductive. Having the ability to watch it on the TV whilst typing and reproducing the examples will surely make things easier and more productive.

  61. I usually watch my videos on a computer. I have OneNote up at the same time so I can takes notes on each module as a refresher so it’s just easier to do both these via a computer.

  62. I’m an apple user but would love an android to add Chromecasting in app. It would make watching videos tons better on a 65″ screen 🙂

  63. That’s an awesome feature to view awesome content. It really helps us relax and gain some knowlege.
    Thanks Linux Academy!!!

  64. I usually have the video running on one tab and switch back and forth with the lab servers running in another tab. It would be nice to be able to cast the video to a separate screen (TV) while keeping the lab servers on my laptop.

  65. I watch the videos everywhere. I was recently at a conference and got stuck in an airport due to bad weather. Guess who completed a course while waiting 12 hours for a flight? Can’t wait to try out watching my courses on a hotel TV with my ChromeCast.

  66. I need to sit and sort fuse beads for my kids (because I hate looking for colors when I’m doing it with them). Learning while sorting sounds like a good idea, and won’t require me to run an HDMI cable from my computer to my TV. +1, guys.

  67. I like to watch with my laptop and headphones. But I think I will be moving toward the SmartPhone app and headphones now that I know that’s an option!

  68. I’m mostly an iOS / AppleTV guy, but I’ve been considering getting ChromeCast just to make streaming from my work laptop easier. This is just another reason to consider it.

    1. We have both Apple TV and Chromecast support now, so stream to your heart’s content – the sky is the limit!

  69. That’s a good new. I alway wanted to watch course that does not require labs on in my living room on tv.
    Good job Guys

  70. I think it is so cool. Just another great example of company that continues to innovate and expand the opportunities for leaning and developing your IT. What a tremendous value. keep up the good work !

  71. It is great feature. It would be nice if we can get ‘Audiable’ like app. Hope LinuxAcadamy will lunch somthing similar soon

  72. It is great feature. It would be nice if we can get ‘Audiable’ like app. Hope LinuxAcadamy will lunch somthing similar soon

  73. Looking forward to casting out the learnings with Linux Academy outside on the deck with my feet up!

  74. I’ve got popcorn in the microwave, sofa waiting and all set. This is very welcome feature. No more iPad zooming when home, though it’s great when traveling.

  75. I generally watch training videos at work with headphones on while multitasking (I have multiple monitors).

  76. I am not currently a member of Linux Academy but would love to get a 1 year membership or one of the phones (and I’d pick the Pixel). Normally when I watch videos for other online courses it’s via my tower computer at the desk in my bedroom. If I’m away from home, then on my laptop.

  77. I rather watch the course videos on my television while performing the tasks related to the course as the videos plays on my Linux system.

    1. Welcome Craig! Linux Academy provides affordable, high quality, cloud training on many subjects including AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Linux, DevOps, Containers, OpenStack, and Big Data! Take a look around and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have!

  78. Just installed the app to try the new Chromecast function. I normally just watch videos on my Macbook Pro, but playing it on the tv could let me tune in just chilling on the couch.

  79. A new phone would be nice. I just discovered a crack in my ancient Moto G screen. But, I don’t get out much. I’m usually on a computer. What I would really like is the one year of training. Please, please, please. I need it; I can’t afford it.

  80. I love to watch videos on my MacBook but I’ll definitely try watching them on TV….and here I would like to thank Linux Academy for creating such wonderful portal, I’ve grown immensely in Linux and DevOps.

  81. Excellent! When I resub I’ll be taking full advantage. Until then, it’s laptop+headphones with VM’s via vagrant for quick and immersive study sessions.

  82. I watch through my laptop and have been emailing and asking for Chromecast support so I am really ecstatic about this new feature.

  83. I access Linux Academy through the website as well as the mobileapp. The mobile app is a great way to access quick nuggets if you are travelling or relaxing and want to catch up on some quick concepts or revise some lectures. For the following the structured learning plan and hands-on labs I always prefer the laptop. The key thing is that you can get your learning cells revitalized any time of the day /night and dive into it right away. Thanks a ton Linux Academy for this opportunity and the platform.

    Cheers,
    Sid

  84. Chromecast support is great! I’ve enjoyed the Apple TV app, so this is a great way for more people to study in their living rooms!

  85. I don’t know if this is where I was supposed to comment but here it is anyway. I usually access Linux Academy on my development laptop. I code in C/C++ and Python and thought it might be a good idea to polish my command-line skills seeing it’s so closely related to C. I was actually surprised that the terminal accepts C functions as parameters like printf() for example!

  86. Great the addition of Chromecast feature….I will def. watch the videos on the TV while in the living room.

  87. Casting linux academy to my TV is a godsend. Its difficult to have to keep switching screens while trying to do the labs in AWS. Good job Linux Academy

  88. I have lectures running on my phone and tablet using the Android app, on my laptop and had been running them on my TV using a Raspberry Pi but Chromecast support makes that so much easier. Thanks for all the world!

  89. I would love-love-love to get more into Linux coding. Some of the newer production equipment that we have in our shop has become Linux based (Ubuntu and Xbuntu) and I am always having to find coding solutions for stupid things that people do. I would love to sit back on the weekends and binge watch a few lessons before my wife and kiddo wake up, or maybe with a bowl of popcorn on the couch after I watch Transformers for the 42nd time…

    Anyway you slice it, getting casting support is awesome!

  90. I like have Linux Academy up on the main monitor, with the terminal on a second monitor connected to my lab servers! Its a great way to follow along witht the videos and get the hands on work too!

  91. When watching training I usually have some music for focus in the background and then prefer to watch either using my laptop with headphones or connected to my TV.

  92. I like to watch it, sitting in my favourite chair with laptop and eating ice cream (it’s hot now though!).

  93. I watch so many of the videos while I’m at home, which is always because I’m a SAHM to a newborn and a toddler. So I have tons of time to watch videos and be online while I’m doing things with the and around the house. But this opportunity is absolutely amazing and Lord knows I need it! Thanks for the chance!

  94. I watch the videos on my kindle fire (On a stand), next to my laptop.

    I also download the videos to watch offline during my hour long lunch breaks. That’s a good time to learn general skills that don’t need a terminal to follow along.

  95. Watch them on my desktop (TV tends to be in use by others). Also, can use multiple screens to view both lab servers and videos.

  96. I like Linux academy since it’s a great supplement for coding bootcamps like Codecademy and Treehouse, where learning Linux skills is an essential supplement to basic development and IT skill development.

  97. I mostly prefer watching on my laptop that I use to do my coursework, or on my Android phone. Sometimes also on my LG tablet.

  98. Im great fan of andriod. I would love to watch videos in my phone or where ever it can be easy to watch in a simple device so that i dont waste my time scrolling social websites.

  99. I watch mostly on my computer. Sometimes on a laptop at a library with headphones. Would be nice to have audio only for listening while driving!

  100. This is terrific exactly what I’m looking for. It leaves Linux academy as a best customer experience learning portal. I would love to experience my learning just the way I watch movies. #SaluteLinuxacademy

  101. I tend to watch on my home computer on my second monitor. When I’m away for business, I use the laptop and app on my phone.

  102. If only I could do labs from my phone. I don’t always have ability to take my laptop with me when I’m out and about.

  103. Meh,

    I like the new features and the idea of a giveaway. However, the way to submit an entry is not clear; the way I understand it it’s expected that I provide my name, e-mail address, twitter handle, follow LinuxAcademy, comment on blog post, share the announcement….I’m still not even sure that I entered this “sweepstake”.

  104. Great features, what is coming up next?

    I hope someday we will have shell console directly in the website like how Azure and Gcloud implements it

  105. I usually watch training videos on my laptop. I’ve usually have a pad and pen for taking notes and the coffee machine running.

  106. I watch the videos primarily on my desktop in my office with my headphones on, and the HTML5 so I can speed them up to 1.5 or 2x. I find I can follow along just as well at the faster speeds, so it is such a ncie option.

  107. I do exercises and run VMs on my MacBook, watch videos on an iPad, and take notes in OneNote on a Surface Pro. When I’m at work I listen to lessons on my mobile phone and bluetooth earbuds. I have a commitment to study an hour a day and am studying for the RHCSA.

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