Chromecast

Xiro

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Cross platform Chromecast dongle was just announced.
Looks pretty useful and at $35 you really can't go wrong if you're looking for something like this.

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It looked really neat at first.

Then I seen it only works with certain apps and such. :/

It would of been cool if it would work for anything. Real Racing 3? On a 47" tv? and other fun games of such? That would be great! Only way to do that now from your android device is use an HDMI cable.
 
It looked really neat at first.

Then I seen it only works with certain apps and such. :/

It would of been cool if it would work for anything. Real Racing 3? On a 47" tv? and other fun games of such? That would be great! Only way to do that now from your android device is use an HDMI cable.
There's a Chromecast SDK being offered, so others can start including the Chromecast connectivity in their apps if they like.
 
For $35, it could still be a good deal for a lot of people. Particularly single people. Why just single people? Because this dongle requires another device, and if that device needs to be shared between two or more people at the same time...

What I just found out after asking about how effective the range could be since the ad is showing that it's drawing power from the HDMI port, that the device needs to be plugged in with an external power source.
 
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I saw that as well. Looks like you get a power cable and a USB power cable that you can plug into your TV's USB port for power.
 
I think it looks really cool, especially if other developers take advantage of it. Think I'll pick one up.
 
I grabbed one, will be nice for the TV in my bedroom. I'll fling some netflixs up on screen while I check out sites before zzzz.
 
For $35, it could still be a good deal for a lot of people. Particularly single people. Why just single people? Because this dongle requires another device, and if that device needs to be shared between two or more people at the same time...

What I just found out after asking about how effective the range could be since the ad is showing that it's drawing power from the HDMI port, that the device needs to be plugged in with an external power source.

Pehaps it will run buffered 1080p mkv´s by wifi N :bleh: ?


* Power cord required - Not Shown

- Needs a particular HDMI port in the TV to work as shown in the video

- 720p only

- There's code that websites can use to block it


/debbie_downer
 
I think everyone will own one once they start supplying, I'm in for one when they make available over here.
 
I ordered one this morning from Best Buy (only place that didnt have a few week wait). They are out of stock now.
 
* Power cord required - Not Shown

- Needs a particular HDMI port in the TV to work as shown in the video

- 720p only

- There's code that websites can use to block it


/debbie_downer
Websites being able to block it isn't too big of a deal, I'm more interested in apps that can utilize it. 720p isn't too bad either considering it's only $35. That's not much of a downside. As far as I know it only needs power if you don't have the HDMI port that supports powering it. That's not different from the Roku stick (though can you even externally power the Roku stick?)
 
I love these little devices that make life more convenient. Ordered one from BB - Awaiting shipping notification. I purchased the iTwin back when it first released, and have never looked back. Neat little device for securely sharing data between computers via the internet.
 
I won't get my Chromecast until next week, but I'm installing the app on my PC now. It says it requires an wifi connection. Is there anyway I can use my PC which is hardwired to my wireless router without buying a wifi adapter (basically I don't want to have to buy a wifi adapter to connect to the router I'm already physically connected to).

I have other options if the PC can't be used without buying other hardware (ipads, phones, laptop).
 
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I won't get my Chromecast until next week, but I'm installing the app on my PC now. It says it requires an wifi connection. Is there anyway I can use my PC which is hardwired to my wireless router without buying a wifi adapter (basically I don't want to have to buy a wifi adapter to connect to the router I'm already physically connected to).

I have other options if the PC can't be used without buying other hardware (ipads, phones, laptop).

Mine arrived today - Works well with the indicated apps (netflix, google-play, and youtube). It also works with the chrome browser. I think wifi is mandatory. Something that I wasn't expecting is apparently the source feed stops playing while it is being broadcast to the tv? It could have just been a bug/glitch, but the video stopped playing on netfix on my laptop while using chromecast. Hopefully more apps will come online soon. A nice third-party movie player (VLC) would be awesome.

Note - It comes with everything needed to support tv's that don't supply power to their hdmi ports.
 
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