Chromecast

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by TWO2SEVEN, Nov 16, 2013.

  1. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

    TWO2SEVEN

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    Plano, TX
    #1
    Just curious if anyone has tried one out yet. I am wondering what it has or doesn't have compared to :apple:TV.

    I am thinking for $35 it might be worth trying out.

    Thanks!
     
  2. jaw04005 macrumors 601

    jaw04005

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    I have one. It's ok, but I prefer the Apple TV.

    ChromeCast only supports a handful of apps like Pandora, Netflix, Youtube and Hulu Plus. There's no interface like the Apple TV. It's just there waiting on you to begin streaming. You have to configure and manipulate it using your mobile device.

    Handing off the streaming URL directly to the Chromecast is awesome though. It frees up your mobile device. Apple needs to expand their support for their AirPlay version of that feature. Currently, device less streaming only works with iCloud purchases.

    Chromecast can't do mirroring either and the Chrome browser plugin is in beta (it's a little janky).
     
  3. s15119 macrumors 65816

    s15119

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    I have one and for $35 it's a nice piece of tech. However it doesn't compare to the ATV.
     

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