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Review of the Latest Version of Chromecast

Updated on October 21, 2017

Introduction

Three weeks ago, I’ve ordered a Chromecast device from Google. And I must say; I like it. Although, I don’t actually use my Chromecast to watch movies, but I use it to cast Android games on the big screen.

The greatest thing about the latest version of Chromecast, in comparison to the previous one, is its compatibility with a 5 GHz Wi-Fi network, that comprehensively bear from less interference than its 4GHz counterpart. Less interference lead to additional reliable streaming, particularly in an area with a myriad of other devices that gives out 4GHz interference, probably microwaves, Bluetooth devices and whatnot. If you have an accessible 5GHz wireless network in your home, it must be used for Chromecast, and for each different Wi-Fi device.

Is Setting up Chromecast Simple?

Setting up Chromecast is easy; just plug it into an HDMI port on your TV. The device is powered either through the AC adapter or directly from the TV, provided by its USB port. In addition, Chromecast can be induced onto a Wi-Fi network and is able to be seen from a phone, tablet, or laptop by using the Google Home app on one’s portable device.

Fast and Reliable Streaming Speed over a Good Wi-Fi Network

Fast and powerful 5GHz indicates that HD content up to 1080p will be able to stream smoothly and easily. Also, Chromecast is extremely dependable on a good Wi-Fi signal. In other words, one’s Wi-Fi network has to be sturdy enough to support the Chromecast. I believe that wouldn’t be a problem since almost everyone has a decent Wi-Fi connection in their homes. A few seconds to buffer as one’s favorite show begins is unlikely to spoil the mood. And if the ugly, bulky, constantly-plugged-in adapter is a turn-off, you know what to do; plug the Chromecast into the TV’s USB port. Personally, I do not mind taking extra seconds to hit full- HD resolution anytime.

Support For Spotify

Among the new additions is Spotify, support that has been a much wanted feature ever since the previous version of Chromecast debuted about 2 years back. Currently it solely works with the new Chromecast, though Spotify says the app can get an update not before long that permits it to work with the first Chromecast, as well. Chromecast works with both the free and premium versions of Spotify, for all Spotify users.

Conclusion

Lastly, a remote isn’t included in the box because it is controlled by a mobile device while it is casting to a TV, of course. Basically, all you get is the main device, so you utilize the app on either an Android or iOS device. The app has been completely overhauled for the latest Chromecast. ­­­­­­So far, I haven’t had any problems with my Chromecast, therefore, I think it is a decent device. If anyone has a good WI-FI connection in their homes, they shouldn’t have problems.

© 2017 Cavanado Al

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