Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player
Netflix and Youtube hit 1080p. but iPlayer only manages 720p. Despite that, quality is decent, because this streams direct on the internet, not your device. Videos can also be “cast” from Chrome browser links but these are less reliable and of worse quality.
Brand Name : Google
Item Weight : 0.2 ounces
Product Dimensions : 2.8 x 1.4 x 0.5 inches
Item model number : H2G2-42
Color Name : Black
Item Display Height : 3.5 centimeters
Setup and interface
Chromecast doesn’t have interface, as everything is done via the free app or your browser. It’s simple, if a bit utilitarian: tap the “cast” logo to view anything in a supported app. It’ll begin playing almost instantly, but is entirely reliant on syncing up other devices.
Box includes Chromecast, HDMI extender, USB power cable, and power adapter. No remote needed. Chromecast works with devices you already own, including Android tablets and smartphones, iPhones, iPads, Chrome for Mac, and Chrome for Windows.
Netflix, iPlayer and Youtube are the only big apps. Thankfully, you can “cast” most videos online from Chrome pages after a quick plug-in. It’s a clunky workaround that has issues, but the internet is ripe for plundering.
Relatively inexpensive ($35) compared to other options (Roku, Apple TV) ,Easy to use. Can stream anything on the Chrome browser. Casts any vdo you can find online.
CONS: Few official apps. Doesn’t support any local storage media directly. No interface. Chrome links dip in quality. Reliant on other device.
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Google Chromecast (2015 Model) Streaming Media Player
Cast your favorite entertainment from your phone or tablet straight to the 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. With Chromecast, you can easily enjoy your favorite online content on your HDTV'movies, TV shows, music, photos, and more from Netflix, YouTube, HBO GO, Hulu Plus, Pandora, Google Play Movies and TV, Google Play Music, and Chrome. No more huddling around small screens and tiny speakers. Chromecast automatically updates to work with a growing number of apps.