Google has just announced the availability in Spain of Chromecast, a small device looks like a USB memory with which we can transform any TV with HDMI port into a smart TV . Google breaks the barriers of entry to this new type of multimedia experiences since Chrome cast, you can already buy on Google Play and in stores like Amazon, costs 35 euros.
HOW CHROMECAST WORK?
Chromecast works very easily and is comfortable to use. To start using it you just have to connect the HDMI port Chromecast television and connect to the WiFi home network. Thus, we can see on the screen of our television content sent from the tablet, computer or mobile through our WiFi network without needing any cables or connect any remote control.
WHAT CAN WE DO WITH A CHROMECAST?
We can play a movie, a program of VTE or video from your smartphone or tablet. To do this, open YouTube, Google Play Movies, Play Music or Google Chrome browser on the device and begin to play the video or song you want to issue. Press the send button, select Chromecast and we can enjoy the content on the TV.
CAN WE STILL USE THE TABLET OR PHONE WHILE?
Yes, once you sent the multimedia content to the TV we can open another application on the smartphone or tablet, or a new tab in your browser, so that, for example, we can write an email, tweet or search something online.
CAN YOU SEND INTERNET CONTENT?
Yes, you can Chromecast a tab (yes, only the Google Chrome browser) with different types of content from the Windows or Mac laptop.
WHAT PLATFORMS DOES IT WORK?
Chromecast works with Android smartphones and tablets, iPhone, iPad, Chrome for Windows and Chrome for Mac. Coming soon will be compatible with Chrome books, Google computers.
CAN YOU PLAY CONTENT FROM APPLICATIONS OTHER THAN GOOGLE?
Yes, there is life beyond YouTube and Google Play. In the United States, where the device is available for months, it can be used with applications such as Hulu or Netflix which unfortunately are not in Spain.
An interesting option is Plex a media center we can install on your smartphone or on your computer (Windows, Mac and Linux) running Chrome cast, so we can send multimedia content to the television.
Avia Media Player, Real Player and Cloud are other alternatives.
CONCLUSIONS ON CHROMECAST
The Google device for watching TV is a success, genius we all expected. It’s easy to forget if you want to use the VGA cables and enjoy content from your tablet on your TV in the easiest and simplest way, this gadget is perfect. If you have an iPhone insurance that will suit you an Apple TV.