The Chromecast from Google is one of the best and cheap ways to stream content on your television. For all those of you who do not have a smart TV, plug this sleek device into the HDMI port of your television (using a USB cable that is included), and you have got your smart TV! Apart from streaming content from popular services such as Netflix, YouTube, Google Play or Hulu, Google Chromecast also lets the user stream content from its browser, the Chromecast browser. The following is all you need to know about it.
Prerequisites for Chromecast
There are bare minimum prerequisites if you wish to use Chromecast for your television. These are:
- A Chromecast dongle
- An HD TV
- A spare HDMI port
- A strong and stable Wi-Fi connection
- A computer or a mobile device
A USB cable and a power adaptor are included with the Chromecast stick. So if there is a USB port in the television, you can plug the cable right there, and if not, you can use the power adaptor for the job. In addition, the Chromecast device can be controlled using smart devices such as phones or tablets that work with Android or IOS. These can also work with the computers that run on Windows or Mac operating systems.
Benefits of using Chromecast
Chromecast is the best thing that can happen to your entertainment standards, and it gives it an instant upgrade. Some of the benefits of using Chromecast are:
- You can enjoy high-speed streaming
Google Chromecast makes high speed streaming a possibility. You do not have to bother about the issue of buffering, thanks to the inbuilt antenna system in the Chrome stick that has 2.4/5 GHz WI-FI support and is adaptive too. In addition, high-quality HD video combined with surround sound will enhance the experience since the content is streamed from the cloud.
- Get new entertainment with Goggle Home App
You can enjoy using the Google Home App to control your Chromecast. The application serves as a one-stop-shop that lets you search your favourites and browse the content on the applications. In addition, you can enjoy the new features, offers and applications offered from time to time.
- Lets you upgrade your regular TV
Even if you have the most ordinary TV, you do not have to bother about upgrading to a smart television. Instead, the Google Chromecast can be connected to the USB port of your old television and lets you stream all the video content that you always expected from a smart TV.
- Your mobile phone is your new remote control
You can use your smartphone to choose, play, or stream a video on your television. And you can do all of this without disrupting the normal functioning of your phone or draining its battery.
Chromecast works like a transmitter between your television and the streaming video provider. The video streaming services such as YouTube etc., broadcast the content to the Chromecast displayed on the television.