27 July 2013

Google Unveiled Its "Casting" New Video Streaming Content to TV –– Chromecast

After planning to create Android-based Video Game Console, Google brought an announcement that would make new streaming content to TV –– Chromecast.

It was announced too that it can viewed in the Google Play - Device Chrome, but it seems that my country is not yet available for the devices.

Do people still watch in their TV?


What is Chromecast?
Google Chromecast
Google Chromecast
At first glance, it looks like a normal flash disk with its brand name chrome - but it has a port in the back of the gadget. 

Google Chromecast is a brand  new streaming HDMI dongle that provides new streaming content to HDTV. This 2-inch HDMI dongle communicates and supports video and audio applications/services such as Youtube. The good thing about it, it builds with cross-platform. Hence, Chromecast not only runs on Android but to iOS too.

Chromecast Features
  • 2 Inch length
  • Supports 2.4GHz 801.11 b/g/n WiFi
  • HDMI-CEC compatible
  • Packed with HDMI extended, a USB power cable and a separate power adapter.
  • Runs on Chrome OS
Chromecast supported apps

For now Chromecast supports
  • Youtube
  • Netflix
  • Google Music, Play, and Chrome for Windows and Mac.
So what makes it unique to users?

From its name itself, users would "CAST" content from video-and-audio apps to the Chromecast like Chrome browser into the Chromecast from pluggin in the services in smartphone.

An apps will have the "Cast" button that would allow users to control and push video to their TV and control various aspects remotely (volume, play, pause, next).

Price and Availability

Chromecast costs $35 at Amazon, Best Buy and the Google Play store but it does not support yet to other foreign countries.

Image via Google
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