Google’s New $35 Apple TV Killer – The Chromecast – HDMI Dongle
Watch video on your TV directly off of your Tablet or Smartphone without getting up and changing any wires! You now can do that with Apple TV but at a very affordable price. With the new Google Chromecast you can beam the signal from your tablet, notebook, smartphone, or PC to your TV. You can do all this for only $35! Coming out July 28th online at Amazon, Google Play, and other sites.
These functionalities are not new but it’s a lot cheaper than the Roku or Apple’s Apple TV. Another sign Google is taking over the world.
This will finally make your TV more likely to be used as your monitor. Another reason not to buy another laptop.
This will make you more productive on the couch! Score!
chromecase-watch TV wirelessly
chromecase-tablet to tv wireless
Chromecast Needs Power
What you don’t see from the press pictures from Google is the power wire. Chromecast needs USB or outlet power. There goes the elegance of it.
size of hdmi-chromecast
Does Chromecast work with local media?
Currently Chromecast does not work with local media like an external harddrive, harddrive on laptop, usb storage, you would need to run the app or have it playing on your laptop or smartphone. Same goes for cloud storage such as Dropbox, Box, Sugarsync, and other cloud storage, you would need to have it playing.
News and Updates
Before it launched you were supposed to get 3 free months of Netflix which brings the price down to $11 but after the launch Google pulled the offer. They said they could not keep up with the demand. I suspect that they had to pay Netflix for a discount fee for the month as the 3 months apply to existing customers as well. After the Chromecast because such a hit they decided to pull the partnership and feel they no longer need to have the Netflix offer to promote the sale of the Chromecast. Friday July 26th 2013