Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player

August 11, 2013 - Comment

Cast Netflix and more to your TV from your smartphone, tablet, or laptop view larger Your Favorite Online Content on Your Big Screen Sit Back, Watch Together Chromecast is the easy way to enjoy online video and anything from the web on your TV. Plug it into any HDTV and control it with your existing

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Google Chromecast Cast Netflix and more to your TV from your smartphone, tablet, or laptop
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Your Favorite Online Content on Your Big Screen

Sit Back, Watch Together

Chromecast is the easy way to enjoy online video and anything from the web on your TV. Plug it into any HDTV and control it with your existing smartphone, tablet, or laptop. Send your favorites from Google Play, YouTube, Netflix, and Chrome to your TV with the press of a button. No more huddling around small screens and tiny speakers. Chromecast automatically updates to work with a growing number of apps.

With Chromecast, you can easily enjoy your favorite online content on your HDTV—movies, TV shows, videos, music, photos, websites, and more from Netflix, YouTube, Google Play, and Chrome. Learn how.

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Remote Free

Control in the Palm of Your Hand

Chromecast works with devices you already own, including Android tablets and smartphones, iPhones, iPads, and Chrome for Mac and Windows. Browse for what to watch, control playback, and adjust volume using your smartphone, tablet, or laptop. You won’t have to learn anything new.

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Plug in and Play

Get Started in 3 Easy Steps

Plug Chromecast into any HDTV, connect it to WiFi, then send videos and more from your smartphone, tablet or laptop to your TV.

It’s for Everyone in Your House

Friends and family can use your Chromecast with their smartphone, tablet, or laptop without any additional setup.

* Subscriptions may be required to use with certain content providers

* Power cord required (not shown)

Supported Operating Systems

Android 2.3 and higher iOS 6 and higher Windows 7 and higher Mac OS 10.7 and higher Chrome OS (Chromebook Pixel, additional Chromebooks coming soon).


What apps can I cast from on my smartphone or tablet?
Casting is currently supported from Netflix, YouTube, Google Play Movies & TV and Google Play Music. All other apps, including Amazon Instant Video, HBO Go, and Hulu, are not currently supported.

What video formats work with casting a tab from Chrome?
Almost every video you can view in your Chrome browser should work, including Flash videos. Video formats that require other plugins, such as Silverlight and Quicktime, may not work.

Does tab casting work with Amazon Prime Streaming / Amazon Instant Video?
Tab projection for Amazon Prime Streaming and Amazon Instant Video will not work when using Silverlight plugin for streaming.

Can I plug my Chromecast into an audio/video receiver?
Yes, you may plug in your Chromecast into an audio/video receiver with an HDMI input.

What is the compatibility with Kindle, Windows Phone and Microsoft Surface?
Kindle, Windows Phone and Microsoft Surface RT are currently not supported. Kindle can cast from Netflix but does not currently support YouTube or Google Play. Microsoft Surface Pro should work in non-metro mode. Chromecast is compatible with WiFi-enabled Android 2.3+ smartphones and tablets; iOS 6.0+ iPhones, iPads, and iPods; Chrome for Mac and Chrome for Windows; and Chromebook Pixel.

Can I stream photos and videos stored on my computer to my TV?
You can stream content that is shown within Chrome for Mac and Chrome for Windows.

Can I cast a tab from Chrome on smartphones and tablets to my TV?
Currently Chromecast does not support casting a Chrome tab from smartphones or tablets.

Can I bring Chromecast with me to another country?
Chromecast is only supported in the United States.


Jasper Lynn says:

Honest Review from a Developer – Reposted So I have no idea why Amazon decided to remove my 1500+ Helpful Review. I have had this product for weeks so I was able to give more than just a short term insight. In fact, I like the idea of it so much that I ordered two additional through Amazon yesterday before they sold out (Google only gave me one to test with).Anyway, I was contacted by fellow Amazon shoppers to repost it – so here it is:I want to provide an honest review with an actual understanding of what and how the product works having had it for a couple weeks, without violating my NDA.Look – you can give your “Review” once you have in your hands. Make assumptions based off an uneducated guess or incorrect information just looks stupid, I’m sorry.What it Is:It’s a HDMI dongle that is powered by Chrome OS that is designed for Streaming.How it Works:You have to connect to the same Wi-Fi network for it to work. Once it’s setup you’ll see the Chromecast…

A. Dent "Aragorn" says:

Chromecast hands-on plus FAQ My findings so far: Chromecast can be put to some good use and I am in fact doing just that as we left for a rather extended vacation on ‘day two’ of our Chromecast experience. The way it is supported now by third parties, I don’t believe that it’s going to immediately displace or replace the Roku, Apple TV, Google TV, Blu-ray players with streaming capabilities and so forth but there are times and situations when you don’t have access to any of the above and then the little Chromecast dongle comes. And a number of major content providers are about to come onboard soon. And the price is low enough to get one and keep in as a backup, just in case. In addition, there are some very interesting capabilities that, if further developed (see my experience with playing off a NAS device) could turn the Chromecast into a revolutionary solution overtime. It should also work well as a first time streamer for anyone who doesn’t want to spend a lot to try streaming…

Shauna Morgan says:

An Actual Chromecast Owner I actually ordered a Chromecast the day it was announced from Google. However the next day, I was told that they were available for purchase at bestbuy. I was anxious to try it out so I went and bought another one and gave it a try.Setup was easy and within 5 minutes, I was watching a youtube video on my 65″ TV. The quality was VERY good. I tried a 1080p video first “Big Buck Bunny” and it looked, played and sounded wonderful. Next, was playing music from my Google Play music app. Same result, the music sounded great.I moved on to my Macbook Pro, and again, the videos was clear, without lag, no audio sync problems at all. Same for my Windows PC.Those considering buying the Chromecast should consider what the Chromecast actually is and does, instead of what they wish it could do. So here are some facts:1. The Chromecast is not a streaming device of local digital content. In other words, it does NOT play digital music and videos that is…

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