This one is a super cool gadget if you have got an HDTV at home. The Chromecast HDMI media player supports Netflix, YouTube, Hulu Plus and Google Play Movies and Music mobile apps. If you wish you can also play content through Chrome browser.
In a word, if you are the person who watches lots of movies and videos on your phone or tab than this is the gadget you might need. You can easily connect it with your android device and stream the videos to the HDTV for better viewing.
What you can do with this :
- Stream online video, music to your TV using your smartphone, tablet, or laptop
- Supports Netflix, YouTube, Hulu Plus, and Google Play Movies and Music mobile apps as well as select content through Chrome browser
- Works with Android, iOS, Chrome for Mac, and Chrome for Windows
- Easy setup: Plug into any HDTV and connect to your home WiFi network
- Box includes Chromecast, HDMI extender, USB power cable, and power adapter.
The listing price is $35 for this HDMI streaming media player.
What you need to use this?
You need to get android 2.3 or higher in your mobile device to connect with it. To connect with the windows, Windows 7 or higher is needed. Mac OS 10.7 or higher.
Most probably it will be easier for you to connect with an android device like a mobile and then play videos from the mobile. Almost all the videos that appears on Google Chrome browser can be played through this device.
You connect it with the HDTV in HDMI port then connect with the droid mobile and you can use the mobile to play as a remote and send videos to stream on the TV. User experience say that you are not playing video from the mobile. Rather it is played from the cloud so there is no delay or mirroring of screen. The streaming is fast and quite healthy :).
Normally the HDMI dongle should absorb power from the TV port but if it can’t in some old TV then you have a USB cable to power it up. The development of this product is still going on and you can hope to get the best from Google. Moreover the Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player is only $35 and it can add great value to your HDTV.
This is an unboxing / video review of the all-new Google Chromecast Media Streaming Adapter for TVs that support HDMI. Testing was done using a Samsung Note II and the Google Chrome browser.
Chromecast Android App: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.chromecast.app
Google Chrome Plugin: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/google-cast/boadgeojelhgndaghljhdicfkmllpafd