What is Chromecast? Chromecast is a unique device that you can plug into your TV, monitor with an HDMI port and you can stream content from your phone or computer to a big screen. It was introduced by Google in July 2013. And it introduced three generations in it. The casting device is devised as dongles enabled users with a mobile device or personal computers.
Alternatively, the contents can be mirrored from the google chrome web browser running on personal computers as well as from the screen of some android devices. The first generation cast was a video streaming device. And it has many kinds of advantages. The second generation of the cast was an audio-only model that supports 4k resolution and a high dynamic range. The third generation was an HD video Chromecast.
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What is Chromecast – Features of Chromecast
Chromecast offers major two methods to stream content:
The first method employs mobile and web apps that always support the google cast technology: and the second one was that allow mirroring of content from the web browser Google Chrome running on a personal computer well as content displayed on some other android devices.
If a television HDMI port supports Consumer Electronics Control(CEC). The device automatically turns on the TV and switches the television’s active audio/video input using the CEC command One-Touch Playback.
What is Chromecast – Advantages
- The Chromecast is a handy gadget for streaming Netflix, Youtube, etc
- It is very small.
- It is available at cheap prices.
- You can stream any videos on your television.
- It is very easy to handle.
What is Chromecast- Disadvantages
- The device supports only a smaller number of apps and channels compare to apple tv and Roku.
- There is no remote to control.
- You have to control it using devices and apps.
- There is no way to stream local files on your tablets or phones.
- It can only use HDMI ports.
The video quality is so good. On starting it works fine but later it starts to lag. This product is very useful to connect with pc and play station but it was a total waste.