For years, Google have found ways to make life simpler. After a colorful makeover, its streaming dongle, Chromecast, has been hailed one of the bestselling electronics for a couple of years. So, what you can do with Chromecast?
Built to be portable and budget-friendly, it allows various households across the globe to stream quality online content to their HDMI-ready television sets. What used to be an arena monopolized by cable capitalists, Chromecast open a whole lot of entertainment enjoyment to families from videos to online games, music and so on. But do you know that there is more to this circular streaming dongles than what meets the eye?
Google Chromecast actually has various uses which can make life more comfortable. Some of those are:
Improved Wi-Fi Connection. Chromecast is highly dependent on Wi-Fi. A weak connection often results to dismal viewing and listening pleasures. Luckily, Google introduced a Chromecast Ethernet adapter that easily connects to your modem and the streaming dongle for a more stable connection.
Easy-Breezy Presentations. If you are one who makes a career out of daily project or proposal presentations, what you can do with Chromecast via Google Slides truly astounds. Simply install the Google Cast extension in your Chrome browser and ensure mutual connections of both Chromecast and your device is on the same Wi-Fi network—and voila! Select the “Present” button on the drop-down arrow and chose Chromecast to begin presenting your ideas.
More Fun for All Ages. Chromecast allows age-appropriate restrictions to videos and games streamed for kids even when searching. They can now enjoy casting Google-owned YouTube Kids. For games, the whole family can now enjoy just like what a PS4 can deliver. Simply download games to iOS or Android and use the handy gadget as controller to enjoy more than 100 family games to enjoy.
Music Extravaganza. Cast music to your TV like DJ by downloading the Google Play Music app. Stream radio content or go to YouTube Red, Spotify, Pandora and other music-streaming sites. Hook those surround speakers and surrender to the sweet sensation of the universal language that soothes the soul and the mind.
Private Moments. There are just certain times when you want to be in your own comfort bubble. What you can do with Chromecast is to tune out everything by using its “quiet time” option. Simply download LocalCast for Android, cast video from the TV to your smartphone by choosing “route audio to phone”, plug headphones, and you’re good to go!
Picture Perfect. Do you know that you can personalize your TV’s background or screensaver using your own photo via Chromecast? Simply go to the Google Cast app then the Devices tab, and choose the Chromecast you wish to customize. Tap the hamburger menu and choose the Backdrop settings then, pick your photo of choice. You may even use a photo slideshow if you want to.
Phone-Friendly. If you have a smartphone running on iOS or Android then, the Chromecast is built for your convenience. You can very well mirror or cast your Android phone to your TV. Also, it can bypass the usual process of changing input to cast in your TV via the HDMI-CEC route. If you know the TV model and its matching HDMI-CEC like Samsung/Anynet+, Sony/BRAVIA Sync, AOC/E-link, Sharp/Aquos Link, LG/SimLink, Panasonic/EZ-Sync or HDAVI control, and so on. Simply go to the Settings of your TV remote and choose HDMI-CEC. Now, you can automatically cast your TV without changing the input.
Travel Savvy. It’s going to be tough finding your favorite show when doing business or going on a vacation particularly in foreign countries. With a Chromecast in tow (and a portable wireless router), you can enjoy streaming straight from the net to your hotel TV and enjoy what you usually do at home.
Astounding Apps. Chromecast is adding more content and abilities all the time with the growing number of apps being developed. This gives you unparalleled enjoyment on a timely basis.
Perks. Google love to surprise its subscribers. For Chromecast, it always has free movies and other perks for you to enjoy.
In A Chromecast Shell
Indeed, there is more to Google Chromecast than what meets the eye. Whether you are a casting newbie or an advanced user, these handy hints can definitely add more perks to what you can do with Chromecast dongles. So, pick yours now to get the most of your media streaming experience.