Google Chromecast Review

In this video, MacMall takes a look at the features of the Google Chromecast.

The small device is one of the easiest ways to enjoy online video and music from your computer, tablet, or phone on your television. After a simple setup with the mobile app, you’ll be able to send your favorite online shows, movies, and music to your TV. Essentially, if you can watch it through your Chrome browser, Google Chromecast enables you to watch it on your television.

Currently, the following streaming services are supported:

  • Netflix
  • YouTube
  • Pandora
  • Hulu Plus
  • Google Play
  • HBO Go

Of course, the Google Chromecast is not an all-purpose replacement for an HDMI cable. Although programmers are hard at work to come up with third party solutions to stream other types of content using the Chromecast, not everything is supported just yet. For instance, while some third party apps make it possible to stream the video content of your PC video game onto your television through the Chromecast, the audio is lost.

Available for only $33.99 at MacMall ($35 elsewhere), the Google Chromecast is an affordable and easy way to share most of the content you love with everyone in the room.

The device is HDMI compatible, enabling you to share your content in clear 1080p. Weighing in just over one ounce (34g) the device is lightweight enough not to put any stress on your television connectors. Utilizing 2.4GHz WiFi 802.11 b/g/n wireless connectivity, you will be able to enjoy stutter-free video. The Google Chromecast supports Android 2.3 and higher, iOS 6 and higher, Mac OS 10.7 and higher, Windows 7 and higher, and Chrome OS operating systems.

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