6 Reasons Google Chromecast Is Forever Changing Television

chromecast changing television
The whole world is racing to find ways to stream the internet across your television.

And, although Google might not have found the perfect permanent solution, they’ve managed to create something revolutionary that’s created a sensation for a variety of reasons.

The Google Chromecast is an inexpensive, versatile, very portable, and easy-to-use solution that is taking television screens everywhere by storm. Here’s how:

Price—Can Google Change The World For Just $35?
Let’s start with the most amazing news first. Certainly, there are other products—even an Xbox, Nintendo Wii, or Sony Playstation—that will turn your TV into an online streaming thing of beauty.

But not for thirty five bucks.

Of course, since the sensation caused by the release of Chromecast the product has been out of stock for weeks—and Amazon is now charging over $60 for next-day delivery of the wonder dongle.

Still, as price of entry into the streaming online content via television screen world, Google Chromecast is an amazingly low-risk, low-investment way to start bringing the web to your flatscreen.

Small & Easy—Beats Cumbersome & Difficult Every Time.
For those who might be intimidated by elaborate hardware or complicated controls—no worries. Chromecast is about the size of a flash drive, and only requires that it be plugged into a USB or wall adapter power source.

At that point, it’s just a matter of hooking it to the HDMI input on your TV—and downloading some simple software to whatever device you’re streaming from. Bingo. Your TV is ready to start showing the internet.

It’s hard to see how Google Chromecast could be any smaller or any easier.

Control Via Multiple Devices—Kind Of A Universal Universal Remote.
Another beautiful feature of Chromecast is its interaction with multiple devices.

Say, for example, you’re watching a Netflix video and controlling it with your smartphone. You can actually cross the room and use your computer to control that video. Or someone else in the room with a laptop can control your video with Chromecast, too.

Uses Other Devices And Apps While Streaming—Multi-Tasking Friendly.
Unlike some other streaming to TV devices, with Chromecast you can use other devices and apps while streaming.

So, while you’re watching a YouTube video, you can also be surfing the web for background information. That way, your TV is just responsible for showing the streaming video—and your computer, phone, or tablet is free for whatever else you’d like to do.

So that TV screen really IS a second screen and you still have complete functionality with your computer. Or phone. Or tablet.

Partners Jumping On The Chromecast Party Train—Getting In On A Good Thing.
Currently, Chromecast supports YouTube, Netflix, and GooglePlay, but as one might expect, other partners are expressing interest.

Hulu, HBO, and Vevo have all seen the benefits of the Chromecast sensation and are slated for future versions of the product.

It's A Chrome World—And You're Just Streaming In It.
Naturally, Google isn’t offering this great new device without a proprietary consideration or two. Chiefly, you have to use Google Chrome with Chromecast.

But that’s not such a bad thing. It incorporates the full suite of Chrome products, and takes advantage of the power of Chrome.

And, there are admittedly some missing elements to Chromecast. Because it’s a new product, certain systems and apps aren’t supported yet. And, you have to have that power source and an HDMI input for it to work on your TV.

But, Google Chromecast has enough of the key hot points with consumers—easy, inexpensive, cross-platform—that if not a permanent fixture in the streaming to TV world, it’s the cheapest best option to see what the future just might be like while experiencing it in the here and now.


Post a Comment