What comes to your mind, when you hear about ‘Chromecast’? Of course, online video and songs right on your television set via. Chromecast. True! However, there is variety of other things that can you can do, by making use of this device. Let us walk you through few more ways to use Chromecast.
Normal TV into a smart TV
To begin with, you should mention the magical way that Chromecast turns your TV into a “smart” TV. All you need to do is connect this device to the HDMI port of your HDTV and it streams online content right to your TV. Not many services are providing this facility of streaming video content through Chromecast. However, Google and Netflix are the services that facilitate this function.
Now, Chromecast app is on iOS!
Initially, it was only Android that was compatible with Chromecast, but now you have iOS in the same group. iOS devices have a Chromecast app installed, using which the device can be connected over the Wi-Fi networkand you can get it configured the way you want. In case you face any issues with the device, you can get it restarted by making use of the app.
Google Play Music
If you’re an Android user, there is no doubt in the fact that you are familiar with Play Music, which is a Google product and so does Chromecast. So, it is certain that Play Music is the one that will be supported by Chromecast. Having Play Music supported and Chromecast app in your device, you can stream music from your smartphone or tablet directly to your TV. Your music to the TV speakers is just a tap on the Chromecast button in your Chromecast app. However, it doesn’t matter where the music track is—either it belongs to your playlist menu or it is directly from the cloud service of your device.
Google Play Movies
Google is the maker of Chromecast, so it definitely makes sense that Play Movies is supported by Chromecast and of course, you need an Android device to make use of Play Movies. Renting or purchasing a movie from Google via. Play Movies is really easy. Again it has been made simpler with a tap on the Chromecast button in Play Movies app. This will send your video content from your device—be it a computer or an Android device—to your TV.
Google is the owner of YouTube, so what more can be expected! Yes, you can stream YouTube videos to your Chromecast and direct it to your TV. Any clip—could be an episode or a video clip of your favorite movie—is likely to be found in YouTube and you can watch it with a better display in your TV. You can create a playlist of your favorite videos in the app.
The only non-Google service that Chromecast supports is Netflix. It streams the video constant; send it to your Chromecast and from there to your TV. However, you need to pay a subscription fee to have the services of Netflix and the app. The subscription charge of Netflix is $7.99, which provides unlimited streaming irrespective of the platform.
These are few of the things we have come across that can be done with Chromecast.
Robert R. is an avid guest blogger who writes on behalf of My Tech Gurus. He enjoys sharing his knowledge with the everyday computer user, by helping them with common errors, especially Windows installer errors and slow computer problems. Check out his articles at the Mytechgurus blog.