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Google introduced Google Chromecast just over a week ago, I call it Magic Dongle. It is the most promising attempt for getting videos from phone or laptops on TV. The idea is for you to being able to project what you have on your small smart phone, tablet, and laptop screen to your big TV. The device looks like a thumb stick. Lets check out few things that you need to know before committing to this Google gadge.Portable: This is one reason I got Google Chromecast. You can put that in your pocket and carry it to friend’s house watch picture, videos. Portability is an awesome feature that Chromecast has to offer.
Price: Google Chromecast is totally worth the Price. It is priced at only $35 and can be plugged into any screen that has a HDMI input. This means in particular your TV. Google offered netflix free for 3 months which is almost the same saving as price of device. If you were lucky enough to get in on the Netflix deal (which was $24 value), then the cost of the dongle was only $11 plus tax and shipping. (This deal is no longer active)
Not just Video Streaming: Google Chromecast is not limited to streaming videos. Anything you can put into the Chrome browser can be cast onto a television screen. This includes Web sites, photos, documents and more. You can even show your computer’s desktop and use of programs through it. Though there is some lag when doing this, it’s not as noticeable if you’re showing static images like photos or a slideshow presentation.
Downside: It connects laptop, phone devise with home wireless so there is no connectivity outside home. For now only limited option/channels are available (YouTube, Google Play Store and Netflix) and video players using Microsoft Silver light or Apple QuickTime don’t support the Chrome cast tech, as confirmed by Google.
There is still some scope of improvement. Google can upgrade this gadget to allow the presentations and playing video files located on local hard drives and phone. But despite of few down sides (not a deal breaker) I would recommend to try it, if you prefer to connect your phone or laptop with a bigger screen (with compatability) and view videos or photos.