The new Google Chromecast is available at the price of 35 dollars. This is a very affordable price considering the fact that users will have the opportunity to enjoy apps like Netflix or YouTube.
Nowadays, for plenty of people, their tablets or phones are part of their everyday life and they watch a large variety of videos via YouTube.
The new Chromecast is a great opportunity for them to stream these videos on a larger screen. However, at the price of 35 dollars, even those who already have the older version of Chromecast will be tempted to try out the new device.
Probably, the main upgrade that this device has suffered is its software. Google Chromecast comes with new browsing options, cross-app search and easier app discovery.
With this new update, Chromecast will be an interesting rival for Roku or other streamers on the market.
However, many people might not recommend this device as the primary source for streaming to the TV at home, but at this amount of money, it is worth a try. Probably, Google Chromecast will be highly recommended for traveling or temporary connections.
As for design, Google Chromecast is a small plastic puck with glossy and colorful front side. For now, this streamer is available in yellow, black and pink version.
Moreover, it has a short and flat capable coming out of one end, while at the other end it has an HDMI connector.
The new version also has a matte gray bottom side, which is magnetized, allowing the HDMI connector to stick to it.
However, even if it has an interesting colorful and glossy shell, most of the times, this streamer will be hidden behind the user’s TV. This interesting device is made out of electronics and antennas crammed into a circular puck that measures exactly two inches in diameter for Apple iPhone 6 or iPhone 6S.
So, how does it work? Well, after users will plug it and power up, they will have to turn on their TV input and install the Chromecast app from either Play Store or Apple’s App Store.
The installation is pain-free and after giving their Chromecast a name, for example “Bedroom,” or “Living Room,” they have to select a Wi-Fi network to use for streaming. Once it’s connected to the network, Google’s puck is ready to stream.
To stream an app, like Netflix or YouTube, users will have two options. The first option is by the traditional method: opening up the app from the phone, tapping the little icon. The second option is to find movies or TV shows and launch the required app, using the updated Chromecast app.
Besides Netflix, Pandora, YouTube and many others, users can also access Google Cast extension to display Web pages on the TV screen, including Google Docs, Facebook, Amazon Instant Video or Instagram.
This is an interesting feature that will put Google Chromecast in a leading position on the market. However, this device will not stream 4K videos like high-end streamers, but at the moment 4K is pretty rare.