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    Default Google Announces Chromecast



    This Thing Lets You Stream Internet Video to Your TV for Just $35

    This is going to fucking change the way TV works so much. It basically turns any HDTV into a Smart Tv...yeah those things are going to get a big price slash once this thing picks up speed.

    "It's dirt cheap. The stick only costs $35. Roku's similar dongle-type streamer retails for $100. There's a huge mental difference between $100 and $35. It's easy to splurge on something that costs less than an Urban Outfitters shirt. In addition, Netflix users — new and existing — get three months of the streaming service free, essentially paying for most of the stick. (Three months of streaming costs, at minimum $24.)

    It's teeny tiny. Most of these magic TV things come in box form. This is just a stick that goes into an HDMI port. There's also zero set-up. It just plugs in, you hook it up to your Wi-Fi and you tap a small button in compatible apps or the Chrome browser, and like magic it pushes that stuff to your TV.

    It Has More Content Than Meets the Eye. The official Google partnerships don't amount to more than, say, Roku has on its box. The stick officially works with YouTube, Netflix, and Google Play Movies and TV. But there's a secret trick for getting all other web streaming services — like HBO GO (!) — from laptop to computer: Chrome tab projection. Per the demo, any tab open on the Chrome browser will play on the television. So, the HBO GO app might not work, but the desktop version will. Sure a computer connected by HDMI can do that, too. But this is a lot easier, smaller, and does a lot more (and again, no wires). Google has almost made available a software kit that will allow developers to add the functionality to their apps, meaning that, if the Chromecast catches on, you'll be able to beam video from any smartphone or tablet app directly to your television.

    It Works with a Lot of Phones. This works on both Android and iOS, meaning you can swap out phones or tablets or computers with different subscription services, or movies downloaded. It opens up a lot more content, and if you're making the switch from iOS to Android, you aren't stuck with a box that can't stream your smartphone content, like you would be with Apple TV.
    It Turns (Almost) Every TV into a Smart TV. Any television with an HDMI port — so probably not that old clunker you bought on Craigslist — turns into a "smart" TV, with your phone or tablet or laptop as the remote control, allowing you to play videos, control volume, or even turn on the TV.
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    Netflix, Youtube....this is just amazing guys.

    They are already available but unfortunately it is already sold out.

    Buy a Chromecast

    The days of DirecTV and Cable are numbered unless they cut their fees way, way back. To be quite honest i'm going to cancel my account with Time Warner cable, there is no need for it. Once everything gets shifted and things like HBO GO and Amazon Prime streaming get their own little section or subscription fee it's going to change the way we watch TV forever.

    This brings an entire new definition to portable TV. It's connected through HDMI, you can plug this thing into almost anything. I'm so excited to get my hands on one.


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    Sounds pretty good. Wouldn't mind looking forward to buying one myself.

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    It's cheap and and the only payments you make will be with things like HBO and Netflix. The rest just use the internet. In all it basically pays for it self. Defiantly gonna be picking up one of these.

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    Im sure sega was already there with the dreamcast

    Though im confused, isnt this what hdmi cables have always done?

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    I have cables that can let me do that for cheaper.

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    Well, might not get this since I'm getting the Ouya soon.


    I misjudged on what this can do, lol.

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    I just got an update from Google Play Music that allows you to stream it to Chromecast. Then again I could always just take off my phone case and plug it into my system and a little frustration is better than $35. This is still cool nonetheless.

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