Google Chromecast Streaming Media Player

What is Google Chromecast? Chromecast is a thumb-sized media streaming device that plugs into the HDMI port on your TV. Set it up with a simple mobile app, then send your favorite online shows, movies, music and more to your TV using your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Keep visiting Tivimate website.

What’s so great about the Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player?

Google Chromecast Streaming Media Player

With Chromecast, you can easily enjoy your favorite online entertainment on your HDTV– movies, TV shows, music, and more from Netflix, YouTube, Hulu Plus, Google Play Movies and Music, and Chrome. No more huddling around tiny speakers and small screens. It automatically updates to work with a growing number of apps.

Google Chromecast

It works with devices you already own, including Android tablets and smartphones, iPhones, iPads, Chrome for Mac and Chrome for Windows. Browse for what to watch, control playback, and adjust volume using your device. You won’t have to learn anything new and no remote needed.

Simple plug in and play-get started in 3 easy steps:

  1. plug the device into any HDTV
  2. connect it to WiFi
  3. send videos and more from your laptop, smartphone or tablet to your TV with the press of a button

Yes…it really is that simple, just take it out of the box and plug it in to your TV’s HDMI port, then download the Chromecast app to your iPhone, iPad or Android device. There are more than 50 video, game and other apps to choose from, and the list is growing. Unfortunately, there’s no app for iTunes, Amazon Instant Video or ESPN.

Setup was easy and within 5 minutes, I was watching a youtube video on my 65″ TV. The quality was VERY good. I tried a 1080p video first “Big Buck Bunny” and it looked, played and sounded wonderful. Next, was playing music from my Google Play music app. Same result, the music sounded great.

The Chromecast is outstanding. My only disappointment was realizing I was not able to use it with my online studies.

Chromecast Reviews

Google recently announced that Chromecast is now available in more countries…
“Today Chromecast is available in an additional 11 countries—Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the U.K.

In addition to your favorite apps like YouTube, Google Play Movies, Google Play Music and Netflix (where available), we’re working with local content providers to bring even more of the movies and TV shows you love to Chromecast. Apps will start rolling out today, and include BBC iPlayer in the U.K.; France TV Pluzz and SFR TV in France with CANALPLAY coming soon; and Watchever in Germany with Maxdome coming soon. So instead of huddling around your laptop to watch Sherlock solve the next crime or getting caught up on all the workplace drama in Stromberg, you can cast it, sit back, and watch together on the big screen.” Google Chrome Blog.

More good news from the Google Chrome Blog… “Chromecast will keep getting better. We recently opened up Chromecast to developers, and in a few short weeks more than 3,000 developers worldwide have signed up to bring their apps and websites to Chromecast. You’ll soon have more TV shows, movies, videos, sports, music and games to choose from.”

Supported Operating Systems

  • Android 2.3 and higher
  • iOS 6 and higher
  • Windows 7 and higher
  • Mac OS 10.7 and higher
  • Chrome OS (Chromebook Pixel, additional Chromebooks coming soon)

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