Don’t you just love having all the entertainment fit in the palm of your hand? Today’s modern TV have so much to offer to every man, woman, and child. Regardless of your choice of language, settings, shows, movies, games, songs, and so on, there is so much to enjoy without shelling out a lot of cash for subscriptions and pay-per-view payments. Such is the essence of streaming sticks and one that’s mastered by the queen of them all—The Google Chromecast.
Understanding the New Google Chromecast
The new Google Chromecast is the same plug-n-play media streaming stick perfectly designed with a whole new look. It plugs easily into a TV’s HDMI port and can controlled via a mobile device like a smartphone or tablet running under iOS or Android. It even works on laptops and Chromebook, too. It still casts thousands of your favorite television shows, movies, sports, music from all genre, games, photo albums, and so much more!
Along with its new look though, the Chromecast promise to deliver much improved functionality and powerful Wi-Fi connectivity. Think about higher video resolution with less buffering—more enjoyment!
True to its promise, the Google Chromecast does all the heavy lifting amid its super-sleek round oyster-like design. It boasts of the following advantages:
- 200,000 TV shows and movies and 30 million songs, radio, games, sports, and more
- powerful Wi-Fi connectivity; compatible with 5GHz Wi-Fi networks
- less interference, zero buffering
- excellent 1080p HD video quality and surround sound
- with built-in Google Cast app for easy exploration
- easy to set-up
- portable and can be used anywhere using a single-access point
- can play/run photo albums from social media, photobuckets and other sources
- screen mirroring option with any iOS or Android device
- website mirroring from device
- game-savvy platform
- smartphone as remote requiring no downloads or plug-ins
- works with multi-user simultaneously
- allows continued browsing while watching
- voice enabled
- better control (great for homes with kids)
- sleek design
- adaptive antenna system
- comes in sassy black, coral or lemonade color
Even if called the queen of streaming sticks, Google Chromecast does have its waterloo. One of that is the absence of a dedicated remote which requires you to have a smartphone, tablet or personal computer to stream. Much of its stability also relies on how fast the Wi-Fi signal is in your place. Basically, all these are minor issues which make it truly a royalty in the realm of portable streaming devices.
How to Operate
Like other streaming sticks, this royalty baby is as easy as it gets. Simply plug one end of the USB power cable (included in the box) into the Google Chromecast USB slot and plug the other end with the adapter (also included in the box) into a power supply socket. Plug the Chromecast into the TV’s HDMI slot and plug its power supply into an open outlet! You can now begin setting it up via Chromecast.com/setup and then, connect to your home’s Wi-Fi network—and voila! Just tap your smartphone’s “cast” button and you are good to go.
The new and improved Google Chromecast is basically new in the market. It is only available in select Google Store and retail outlets like Best Buy, Walmart, Target and Staples. Feedback from independent review sites had shown great promise in the streaming device. Definitely, it is the smarter, sleeker, more intuitive and integrated than original designs.
Indeed, if it’s dirt-cheap wireless streaming dongle you need, the Google Chromecast truly lives up to its name. Now, you can stream YouTube, Vimeo, VUDU, Spotify, Netflix, HBO, and thousands of games, apps, television shows, movies, and many more. Not only does it take television screening so much fun, it makes it super stylish and so much faster to enjoy your favorite entertainment with a few tap of the fingers. Buy from Google Store or check out your local retail outlets. Amazon is due to distribute the streaming stick soon. Keep watch!