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Google Chromecast HDMI Player

Updated on March 18, 2014

Why I Purchased A Chromecast

For a while now I have been wanting to do away with my cable and phone bill. I purchased a subscription with Netflix and started to believe finally I could go without cable.

I first started by watching Netflix on my 7 inch tablet. It wasn't great but it was okay; but what if I was watching with friends? So I didn't cancelled the cable bill. I then found out that I could use an HDMI cable to hook directly from my tablet to my TV. So, I purchased an HDMI cable and hooked my tablet to the TV. I made the call and cancelled my phone and cable services. Now I'm saving about $50 dollars per/month. If that doesn't sound like much then let me say that's $600 per/year including my subscription to Netflix. I don't miss that bill at all.

I could have stop there but I heard about Chromecast and the price influenced me to give it a try. I love that the device is location neatly behind the TV with no additional cords or wires hangout. And that it was so easy to setup and use. However, I do have to move the device to the TV I'm watching. But I not crying about that.

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Why Chromecast?

Using Chromecast is an easy way to enjoy content from other devices on the big screen of your HDTV. With this Google streaming media player you can watch streaming online media from your laptop, phone, or tablet on your HDTV wirelessly. The player comes with everything you need. You're just a few clicks away for enjoying streaming content in a new way. In the box you will get the Chromecast player, HDMI extender (just in case your need it), USB power cable and a USB power cable adapter. The device is power via a USB port on your TV. If you do not have an USB port use the power adapter. It's all include in the box. The best thing of all is that once you purchase the device there are not other subscription fees to pay.

The players works with Android, IOS, and Windows operating systems and is growing to work with numerous other apps in the future. With just three simple setup steps you can be watching your favorite Netflix show on your HDTV.

Plug In and Play Setup Steps

With Three simple steps you too could be watching steaming media on your TV.

  1. Plug the Chromecast device into the TV
  2. Using the interface provide, connect it to your Wifi
  3. Select a streaming video to watch

It's that simple. No additional setup required. No additional subscription fees (except for services like Netflix etc.) Now you're set to watch streaming content from any device using the same Wifi connection. Don't wait to experience a new way to watch streaming videos, buy a Chromecast HDMI today.

If you have Chromecast please rate it now!

5 out of 5 stars from 1 rating of Chromecast

In-depth Overview and Tour

What Can You Watch?

The Chromecast player supports the following:

  • Netflix (subscription to Netflix required)
  • YouTube
  • HBO Go (subscritption to HBO required)
  • Hulu Plus (subscritption to Hulu required)
  • Pandora (subscription to Pandora required)
  • Amazon Prime (subscription to Amazon required)
  • Amazon Instant
  • Spotify
  • any content from the Chrome browser
  • And movies and music in the Google Play store

Additional Features

While watching streaming content you are not using up your tablet, laptop, or phone battery. Streaming content is not actually playing on your wireless device to chromecast which means your battery is not being used. Once you have started the movie you can turn off your tablet, laptop, or phone and the movie will still play.

Subscription Fees

Cable Required
7.99 (monthly)
Hulu Plus
7.99 (monthly)
Amazon Prime
99.99 (yearly)
Chrome Browser
Google Play Store
by Purchase of each item
Amazon Instant
by Purchase of each item
All require an internet connections.

Some Amazon Movies Are FREE

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Chromecast Product Reviews

Overview: The product is easy to use, relatively inexpensive, doesn't drain your other device's battery and will only get better with the inclusion of other apps.

Shauna gives the device 5 stars. She said setup was easy and she did it within five minutes. After the setup she watched a youtube video on here 65 inch HDTV.

Yvette gives the device 5 stars. She also agrees the device is easy to setup and use. She loves that the device allows you to watch a program on Netflix and play Candy Crush at the same time. Chromecast doesn't put your other device in suspension mode. She also likes that the device is neatly behind the TV without electric cords running everywhere.

Jasper gives the device 4 stars. He thinks the device is a steal for the price. Norseman gives the device 3 starts because it is not compatible with the Kindle Fire.

Arborres gives the device 5 stars and said it is simple, neat, and an easy
way to stream media to a TV.


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