Chromecast by Google

Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player

Google device that streams video and music to a TV, product launched in November 2013 by Google, outperforms best-selling Amazon top selling products including Amazon’s product Kindle, Apple’s iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, and many other gadgets like Canon EOS Rebel T3i, Call of Duty: Ghosts.

Why Chromecast outperformed other sales in Amazon?

  • It is fulfilling basic entertainment human need
  • It is providing streaming that other devices provide with price ranges between $50 and $100
  • It is not restricted to Google oriented platforms only, it is working with Android users, traditional PC, and iPhone/iPad users as well with some limitations
  • Handy choice in the pocket


Shortcomings for iPad/iPhone users – Apple devices limitations

  • Device settings is not straight forward choice, you have to do it through web interface of Chromecast, Google instructions
  • You can listen to Google Play Music using Safari and Chrome on Apple’s devices
  • You cannot beam music from Apple’s Devices to TV
  • Apple devices do not cast to TV, while Android users can use Netflix, YouTube, Google Play Music, Google Play Movies & TV, Netflix and Hulu are the only app choices on Apple devices
  • Creating playlist works easier on Android devices

Other bugs using the device

  • Resume playback
  • Shortfalls in detecting current paying stream
  • With Netflix paying on TV, a blue banner shows up in every page for Android devices while that not the case with Apple devices


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