The first generation of the device, which hit the market in 2014, was very successful among users. Nowadays you can find in stores the second and third generation of the accessory that turns a regular TV into a mirror to stream content from your smartphone. If you're in doubt about buying a Chromecast or not, we give you 10 reasons to buy one without thinking twice.
It may not seem so, but Chromecast brings much more simplicity to your life. The installation of the device itself is simple and requires no advanced knowledge. The instructions on the screen are extremely clear.
It only takes a few minutes to get everything set up and after that, the content transmission from your smartphone to the TV is very, very, very simple. Just tap the Cast button on Chromecast-compatible apps. You can stream videos from YouTube, Netflix, or music and video files stored on your PC.
Chromecast's main competitor is Apple TV and Amazon Fire Stick. But guess what: Apple TV is mostly compatible with Apple devices, while the Amazon gadget is not compatible with YouTube mirroring.
Chromecast, in turn, is cross-platform, although it does not fully support Amazon Prime Video. Can be used with any smartphone or tablet running Android, as well as iPhones and iPads. Not forgetting computers with Windows, Macs and even Chromebooks.
3. Mirroring of mobile or browser screen
Remember I said above that just tap the Broadcast button to pass the content from mobile to TV? This function is great, but only exists in compatible apps. What when the app is not compatible with Chromecast? Well, you can mirror your phone screen and even your Chrome browser. We have a tutorial here on the site with tips for making screen scatter of different gear on Chromecast:
4. Everyone can use without difficulty
It is common for a home to have more than one person with a smartphone, especially Android. Chromecast, once set up, allows others to cast content to your device without additional setup. This possibility is great if you want to include friends and family in the fun. Imagine putting together a playlist for a party? Everyone with a smartphone can collaborate at the same time. Simply set up different profiles and environments in the app that manages Chromecast, Google Home:
5. Survive Your TV
Smart TVs, although popular, have not yet reached all homes. In many homes there are still common TVs, or so TVs that have slow systems and outdated apps. If you want to have internet on your TV, you no longer need to buy a new one. Just buy a Chromecast. Give him a few more years of life for his television. In other words, you add resources by spending a fraction of what you would spend on buying a new TV.
6. Faster than a slow smart TV
Even if you have a Smart TV, Chromecast redefines your concept of smart TV. Since the second generation, Google has equipped the accessory with three antennas that support different Wi-Fi frequencies. A special algorithm decides which bandwidth to use at the moment. Apps load much faster and significantly less buffering time. This means less time wastage if your TV system is slow.
7. Many Compatible Apps
Most major apps are already compatible with Chromecast. Do you like Netflix? She is compatible. Can't live without your playlists from Spotify, Deezer, Google Play Music? All of them are also compatible with scattering. Want to show some pictures of your last trip? Broadcast via Google Photos! Really, there are so many compatible apps. Just take a brief look to see the full list.
8. Customize your TV
Chromecast also lets you customize your TV with beautiful background images. The images are taken from sites like 500px and Getty Images, but you can also stream photos from your Facebook or Flickr albums. This ambient display can be interesting to make your living room, bedroom or office more interesting in addition to the weather information that is displayed.
9. I can play on Chromecast
Yes, Chromecast is also game compatible. You can play both alone and in multiplayer. Titles like Angry Birds Go !, WGT Golf, Speedboat Paradise Driver, Just Dance Now and SCRABBLE Blitz are compatible with the device.
The Chromecast 2 is quite small. In addition, its HDMI cable fits magnetically to the rear of the unit, making it easy to carry around. So even if you're traveling, Chromecast fits anywhere and you can take it with you almost anywhere.
And you already have a Chromecast? If so, what do you like about it?
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