Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player


[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Google Chromecast is a little thumb-sized video and digital media streaming device is developed by Google.  It plugs into your TV HDMI port and link up to your home WI-Fi network and start media streaming which will be controllable from same WI-Fi network devices like your Smartphone, Tablets, iPhone or laptop. Google Chromecast play video and media stream screen to your TV via simple supported mobile Apps and Web apps. It supports Netflix, YouTube, Pandora, Google Music, Google Movies & TV, and HBO  digital media streaming applications. It facilitates you to broadcast your favorite television shows, movies, YouTube video to your TV screen using mobile apps or web apps and enjoy it on the big screen with high speaker volume. The Chromecast is easy to set up and use, Just plug it to any HDTV, connect it to WI-Fi home network, and send video to your TV from your iPhone or Android device. The volume and playback option are controllable via your Smartphone, devices and no need to touch your TV remote.


Use And Setup Chromecast

Google Chromecast quick and easy to set up. Plug in the USB dongle device to your TV HDMI port, it has inbuilt WI-Fi which able to connect your home WI-Fi internet or you can connect it to your Smartphone via web app or mobile apps that’s it.

Supported Apps

Google Chromecast supported YouTube, Netflix on all Smartphone Android version, iPhone, iPad, iPod and chrome web apps. Google Play Music and Google Play Movies & TV and there are many more apps releases which support and work with Google Chromecast, some of the recent release apps are Hulu Plus, Pandora Radio,  HBO GO,  PlayOn,  Mountain View and also  including Plex, Avia and Realplayer Cloud

Cross Platform

It works and produce very good and clear screen and sound quality from all connected  Smartphone device Windows PC, and MacBook as well. The Google Chromecast can be kept in line and interact with multiple devices at a time, which connected to the same WI-Fi Network.


As I told you before you can play video from Smartphone, Tablets, computer and do the other task like browsing, play games, check social app status without issue. Even you can put the device in sleep mode and still video will play smoothly even after turning off your device.

Google Chrome Support

Google Chromecast support the Google Chrome browser and through this browser you can able to stream almost all web pages. Some of the streaming web page media are not compatible due to streaming protocol they are practicing.

Smart Phone Battery Life

Your Smartphone battery life, having no impact of streaming media by Chromcast. Because it does not use your Smartphone or PC for streaming media, It downloaded and stream directly on the chrome cast device. So have no worry about your device battery life.

Google Chromecast Power Outlet

Google Chromecast need to be charged via USB or power outlet. The accessories are included in the purchase pack and no need to pay the excess monetary value for it.

Overall Google Chromecast is a decent product and value for money which they have charge. The functionality and features are compatible for the specific requirement group of people.


Google Chromecast is not for mirroring your Smartphone or computer screen. It does not operate with a lan connected internet network. This is the biggest drawback which I base the gimmick simply works with WI-Fi network. It is easy to set up, but device need to be charged via USB or Power outlet.

It is not streaming locally stored or network shared digital media. There is a another way out to play a local media through Chromecast.The  Plex media server application will help you with this.

Google Chromecast gives you excellent output on Netflix, YouTube and basic web browsing media, but it is non compatible with Kindle fire HD and Amazon videos. There might be many unsupported files yet to be disclosed.

Internet speed WI-Fi signal plays a major function in media streaming. If your WI-Fi link is broken or low internet speed connection, then your streaming will not work well or failed to streaming the media.


  • Output: HDMI, CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) compatible
  • Max. Output Video Resolution: 1080p
  • Dimensions: 72(L) x 35(W) x 12(H) mm
  • Weight: 34g
  • Wireless Standards: 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz only)
  • Wireless Security: WEP, WPA/WPA2
  • Power: USB (USB cable and power adapter included)
  • Plugs into TV directly and powered from TVs USB port or wall outlet

Supported Operating Systems:

  • Android 2.3 and higher
  • iOS 6.0 and higher
  • Windows 7 and higher
  • Mac OS 10.7 and higher
  • Chrome OS (on a Chromebook running Chrome 28 & higher)

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