Google Inc. has launched a new device that allows you to stream online videos to your HD Television at home. The Chromecast is a stick or dongle that you can connect to your HDTV via the HDMI port. To begin watching online videos on your Television, simply run the Chromecast app on your computer, notebook, tablet or any compatible smartphone.You should be connected to the internet. The Chromecast app will scan your WiFi network and detect the stick.
The setup and connection is very smooth and entirely automatic, simply press the Setup button at the back of the stick, enter your WiFi password when prompted ,give a name for your Chromecast and voila,you are already connected to your WiFi network. An LED light will indicate that the device is on and you will also see the strength of the WiFi signal. Play the media that you want to watch on your smartphone by tapping the icon and begin streaming to your TV.
So what makes the Google Chromecast different from its competitors and why is it special and convenient? If you are familiar with internet to television streaming devices such as game consoles (PS3, Xbox, Wii, and Nintendo), blue-ray players and HDTVs with inbuilt internet modems, you will have a reason to like the Chromecast.
First of all, the Chromecast allows you to use your mobile phone or tablet as a TV remote control. You can sit back on your couch and stream videos and music to your television. You will need a compatible mobile phone or tablet to stream online content. The currently supported devices are:
- Smartphones and tablets with Android 2.3 and above.
- iPhones, iPads and iPods with IOS 6.0 and above.
- Computers running Chrome for MAC and Chrome for Windows.
- Chromebook Pixel.
The second reason to use Chromecast is its low price, you can get the stick at $35.00 only. It is currently available at Amazon for $29.99 only.Click Here >>>
Streaming devices similar to Chromecast are available but they cost more. These include the Roku Streaming Stick, AirPlay, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.
The Chromecast stick can function on its own, however it comes with a 6 feet Forge USB Power Cable,USB Power Adapter and HDMI Right Angle Male to Female Adapter that allows you to connect to the HDMI port if the Chromecast stick is too big to fit.
Google Chromecast can stream online content from:
Pandora – music
YouTube – videos
Crackle – Hollywood movies, Television series
Rdio – songs, stations
Google Play Movies and TV – TV shows and movies
Google Play Music– songs
Songza – music
Red Bull TV – entertainment, sports, music, lifestyle
Vevo – music videos
Plex – home media library streaming
Rhapsody/Napster – music
Netflix – movies
HB GO – TV network, shows, series and movies
Hulu Plus – current TV shows and movies