This Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player will let you browse images ,videos and songs and also lets you control playback and the volume using your Smartphone, tablet, or laptop and does not need any manual remote to operate. You can browse through any other application at same time, by adding a new tab and start browsing. You can turn on the sleep mode and still continue watching your video on your HDTV. Putting your device in a sleep mode will save your battery from draining off your Smartphone, tablet or a laptop. You can cast a chrome browser tab with this Chromecast, anything from viewing photos, listening music or watching a video from your Windows or a Mac laptop or with Chromebook Pixel to your TV at home. This device offers a feature of Plug in and plays option. You can get started in three simple steps, first plug Chromecast into your TV then connect it to Wi-Fi and the cast the videos, music or photos from your Smartphone, tablet or a laptop. You can directly connect this device at the back of your HDTV. You don't need any manual settings before connecting this device. All you need is a Wi-Fi connection and enjoy the High-definition entertainment. This Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player supports up to 1080p video resolution that ensure picture quality with its high-definition source. This Chromecast includes accessories such as HDMI extender, USB power cable and a power adapter to charge your device.
Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player
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How it Works:
You have to connect to the same Wi-Fi network for it to work. Once it's setup you'll see the Chromecast logo and a basic Home Screen with some of the first apps available for Chromecast. A lot of development is going into it, so expect to see more apps from the Google Play store work with your TV. See your phone/tablet/computer more of a remote, rather than an actual streaming device.
I only tested on the iOS side (I don't have a Droid) and I can tell you that it works very well. It is NOT like Apple's AirPlay where your screen is mirrored, but rather uses "the Cloud" to access your content. It works smoother than AirPlay because it doesn't require buffering from your device, but rather directly to the TV. The only "syncing" that occurs is the Cloud communicating to the Chromecast where you're at. For example: I'm watching a Netflix movie and I'm at . I hit the Square button with the wi-fi looking icon called "Cast" and it syncs it to my Chromecast. This is only different for web-browsing through the currently Beta Chrome Tab Cast, where it'll show exactly what you're looking on Chrome, onto your TV. It's less functional than straight up mirroring like the Apple TV, but it works. You can't switch between apps and have that show on the screen. This is particularly useful in web-based presentations or while you check your email and your friends are watching Netflix.