Google is now trying their best to change the experience of television viewing. Though Google has aimed on this project some years back with products for Google TV, but this time there idea seemed to be more on the concrete and smart thinking. The search engine giants this time around are here to bring about a bridging inter-connect between the applications and television medium through video. So, Google has brought the inexpensive and highly sophisticated Chromecast, this is wireless and can be connected to TV, to stream in the videos from mobile devices and laptops that a person has saved and knows to operate.
It was some months ago when the news first flashed in about the expected HDMI stick that the search engine giants may be releasing. But all our assumptions seemed to be swathed away by the release of the Google’s latest technology product. The chromcast is a larger than life experience that will pull in people to large aspect. It can no way be narrowed to a simple chrome box or even restricted to the use of UI of chrome. It is whole streaming of videos that is connected with the TV. It is been told by the officials that it is certainly the first of its kind that the digital market will get to experience.CHROMECAST AT AGLANCE
Though the Samsung, Sony, LG and other electronic giants have tried their hands on, but still most of the people in today’s house hold are not so comfortable with smart next generation television. The Google’s Chromecast is just an initiative by the Google to bring in the web content feeds in the TV by connecting the Chromecast dongle to the television. When connects the Chrome cast wireless dongle with the TV, people can easily enjoy watching the contents from Netflix, Google play and you tube easily. With thousands of preloaded apps in it, and more and more advancement of apps coming out each day the Chromecast can be a project to connect with household.
GOOD POINTS FOR CHROMECAST
The first and the foremost point is its inexpensive. The developers just need to put in some additional code in the existing app and that is all you would need to watch the streamed videos from YouTube and Netflix in a broader Smarter version of television when connected through HDMI port. The installation and set up is quite easy and will not require much of a hazel in configuring. The chromecast seems to create great magic with Google play music and video quality is just unspeakable. The integration of the applications are quite composed and lastly it can become a developer’s friend in the coming days.
The activation of the Chromecast seems to become a mess in some of the networks, creating a lot of disruption. At the time of launch of the Chromecast, there seems to be negligible support from the app or can be said a very minimal in response to the issues that occurs. Though the Google has made the Chromecast with a broader and greater target audience in mind, but firstly there are less people using Smart television and secondly it is not compatible for travelling. The USB power is very much a needed essential for this Chromecast from Google. It cannot be done through any direct media connection or Wi-Fi and there are certain applications of Google which are still not functioning in browsers when tested.
INSTALATION AND HARDWARE
Hardware- The Chromecast comes in a pack where one will get a HDMI extension, adapter for electrical plug in and lastly one will find a USB cable. The wireless dongle measures in length a close to 70 mm and in thickness 12mm. The width of the wireless Chromecast dongle surmounts at 35 mm. The model comes in with a plastic finish in the top and at the bottom rear parts. One can find in a Marvel Soc inside the exterior panel of the plastic body. This is a composite of Bluetooth and radio. The device comes in with 512 SDRAM and a storage of 2GB. The power indicators are made of LED finish.
Installing- Though the detailing on the process of installing can be found in the very packaging cover itself, it is quite straight and easy to manipulate. It is a plug and play types where one just needs to plug in the USB end to the rounded portion while the other in the HDMI ports of the television controls. Once the device gets connected you will be offered with a host of browsers to connect with the pop up command. This is a way that one will be required to install the Chromecast on the Chrome browser. After this process is done the streaming of videos and web contents will follow on your TV screen.
Native apps – At the present moment only three applications are set to be played in Google’s technology, Chromecast. The process through which one will get to experience the video seems to be absolutely same across a wide angled change. You will just need to select on a particular video and tap it on to the stream. While the video is on the run you can queue in the second video in the same way so that it can played just after the pause of the present one. The stand-by mode helps to keep the other apps and mobile devices run in the back end quite smoothly.
The Chrome cast can be used in parallel in the iOS and also in the android operating system. It has been tested over a wide circle of mobile devices and seemed to be quite ok. The buffering of the video in some instances do take a bit longer time but the streaming of the web contents seemed to be at par with excellence.
Chrome interface – The mirroring seemed to be a great one for this extension. It helped to get in feeds of contents directly through online media like Vimeo, hulu, HboGo and quite a few without even using the Google play apps store.
Though, these all seemed to be quite good and people can get a lot of attraction, but it all depends on the technology advancement of the type of users in a wide area. This is because of these dongles it will have a null function if one does not have a smart TV.