Chromecast is the easy way to enjoy online video and music on your TV

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Chromecast is the easy way to enjoy online video and music on your TV

Chromecast

Chromecast

Everything you love, now on your TV.

Chromecast is the easy way to enjoy online video and music on your TV.

It’s a thumb-sized media streaming device that plugs into the HDMI port on your TV. Set it up with a simple mobile app, then send your favorite online shows, movies, music and more to your TV using your smartphone, tablet or laptop.

Remote free

Chromecast works with devices you already own, including Android tablets and smartphones, iPhone, iPad, Windows, Mac, and Chromebooks. Browse for what to watch, control playback, and adjust volume using your device. You won’t have to learn anything new.

First off, at this price, I just bought it without thinking. I mean, I have paid far more for many other devices that I have, but for $39 I am able to cheaply put this on my TVs that aren’t connected to my more expensive devices.

Set up for this was extremely easy to, just as indicated by the « three easy steps ». Granted, I am a bit of techie, so for me it was a no-brainer. Truthfully, if you know how to download apps, you should be able to handle the setup of this. If you don’t, please get your kid/friend/partner that is slightly more technologically adept to set it up.

Usage is easy, Google is making everything simplistic to use and understand, and for anyone who uses Google services, you will find that it maintains the « feel » and logic of the other services it offers.

Overall, I truly enjoy this, I think the one downside is the limited apps provided on it, I would really like to see things like Flixster where I can watch UVs included soon (and maybe they are there and I just didn’t see them), as most of my movies now are UVs. However, for $39, this may just be a cheap way for me to watch netflix on my TVs that aren’t « Smart » and are not connected to any device that let me watch netflix.

Chromecast

 

Chromecast Plug&Play

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plug in and play

Get started in three easy steps

Plug Chromecast into any HDTV, connect it to WiFi, then send videos and more from your smartphone, tablet or laptop to your TV with the press of a button.

It’s for everyone in your house

Friends and family can use your Chromecast with their smartphone, tablet or laptop without any additional setup.

Technical Specifications
  • Output: HDMI
    CEC compatible
  • Max. Output Video Resolution: 1080p
  • Dimensions: 72 x 35 x 12 mm
  • Weight: 1.1 ounces
  • Wireless: 2.4 GHz WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Power: USB (Power adapter included)
  • Supported Operating Systems: Android 2.3 and higher
    iOS 6 and higher
    Mac OS 10.7 and higher
    Windows 7 and higher
    Chrome OS (Chromebook Pixel, Acer C720 Chromebook, Acer C720P Chromebook and HP Chromebook 14)

What’s in the box

  • Chromecast
  • HDMI extender
  • USB power cable
  • Power adapter

Requirements

  • Wi-Fi enabled supported device and HDTV
  • Wi-Fi use requires 802.11 b/g/n access point (router)

Chromecast In Summary:

Pros

– super easy setup
– cheap way to enjoy netflix, youtube, etc on a non-Smart TV
– can control off tablet/phone/PC

Cons

– limited apps (no flixster)
– I have heard (but not experienced) that it can be slow, but I believe that is more dependent on your internet connection

Should you buy? yes, if you have a TV that can’t access Netflix.

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