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What Is Chromecast

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Now a days, people are talking about a thumb sized media streaming device that can be plugged into HDMI port of T.V and cast favorite entertainment programs like music, videos and apps right to the big screen. It seems like you are much eager to know about this device. Well, what is chromecast exactly? How it works and what are its qualities that you should get it?

What is chromecast?

what is chromecast

As the name suggests, chromecast is a digital media player developed by Google. The size of this device is 2.83 inch (72mm).  It is a HDMI dongle that gives you full entertainment by playing audio/video and apps on a high definition TV or other HD display by directly catching it online via Wi-Fi from the internet or local network using android device as its controller.

The chromecast can be streamed by two methods to your television; the first using mobile and web apps that supports Google cast technology and second one by focusing the page that runs on your local PC or android device but in both the cases, playback is started by ‘cast’ button on the controlling device.

Why should I care?

There are so many popular apps which have tied up with chromecast technology that can be displayed on your large screen using chromecast. Some of the popular apps include Netflix, YouTube, HBO GO, ESPN and Pandora. Some other companies  also showing interest in chromecast may join this technology later at the end of this year.  So, if you are among those who love to watche a lot of TV on your Smartphone, or irritate when see online TV on your small screen phone then chromecast offers an elegant solution to your problem. Another interesting part is that you don’t need for a separate remote as its controller as it can be controlled by any android device or tablet that you handle properly.

What else can it do?

Chromecast is not only used for playing media like mp3 and videos but you can also use it as a mirror for your android device , reflecting what is running on your android device on a bigger TV display. So, this is very useful to work with apps or when you show your holiday photos to your friends or your family.

Many of you might think that, can chromecast be controlled using old version of android device and for you I want to tell that it can work with any device running Android 2.3 or higher and any TV containing a HDMI output. You can also charge your chromecast at the same time by inserting it to the USB of your television.

Some hardware informations about chromecast

Chromecast consists of Marvell 88DE3005 (Armada 1500-mini) system on a chip and VP8 and H.264 video is decoded by codecs.

RAM: The device has 512 MB of RAM (Micron DDR3L)

Flash Storage: 2 GB.

Wi-Fi:  802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz).

Display: 1080 p

Weight: 34 g

Predecessor: Nexus Q

What is the cost of chromecast?

The initial price of chromecast is 35 USD but its cost varies from country to county.  So, in terms of expenses, it is really very cheaper and amazing investment when compared to other digital competitors.

This is the information I have to the best of my knowledge regarding our topic “what is chromecast” and so far you can see that it is not a bad deal to invest 35 USD in chromecast that gives you full entertainment on large screen. So, if you are thinking about buying a large screen Smartphone to watch your favorite videos then you can also make chromecast a pretty great deal.

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