Jump to content

- - - - -

Streams Chrome to your TV with Google Chromecast, a $35 dongle

chromecast chrome

  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 Liskiller


    Super WinMatrixian

  • Elites
  • 2,045 posts

Posted 25 July 2013 - 03:39 AM



Google Chromecast is a 2 inch HDMI dongle which can turn any TV into a Smart TV. The $35 device allows users to stream videos from a phone or tablet to their TV using Chrome over Wi-Fi. It can also be be plugged into an A/V receiver if your TV doesn't have an extra HDMI port.


You can stream content to your TV from your Android phone or iPhone by using apps like YouTube and Netflix. Chrome installed on Windows or Mac can also be streamed.



#2 Elhuyar


    Active WinMatrixian

  • Member
  • 364 posts

Posted 25 July 2013 - 04:32 AM

Basically a wi-fi receiver!

#3 Villain


    An Old Geek

  • Global Moderator
  • 6,003 posts

Posted 25 July 2013 - 01:52 PM

Pretty much Android with DLNA abilities in a simple HDML Plug-in.  I am looking in to getting one for my mother, as how her Blu-Ray is odd and won't play basic file types (mkv only, no mp4/m4v), but she has an Android tablet, as do I.  This would mean we can kill the Blu-Ray (we have none of those discs at all) and go to this.

#4 CAS91572


    Active WinMatrixian

  • Member
  • 640 posts

Posted 26 July 2013 - 12:03 AM

Google drops free Netflix Chromecast promotion a day after launch  HD

By Brian Heater posted Jul 25th, 2013 at 5:18 PM181 


Three free months of Netflix with the purchase of Google's $35 Chromecast donglesure sounded too good to be true. Turns out it was -- or at least too good to last longer than a day. Google's pulling the plug on the promotion, telling The Los Angeles Times that it couldn't keep things going, "due to overwhelming demand." So good on those folks who got in early, and while the streaming plug-in still has a pretty sweet price point, it's not quite the $11 post-subscription deal it was yesterday.


#5 pcHuntqwerty



  • Member
  • 1,999 posts

Posted 26 July 2013 - 06:26 AM

#6 R@6271M3



  • Member
  • 347 posts

Posted 26 July 2013 - 09:07 AM

Netflix :heart:



Want to comment?

Register or Sign In to go completely ad-free!

Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: chromecast, chrome