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Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player

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Price: £30.00 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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  • Stream online video and music to your TV using your smartphone, tablet, or laptop
  • Supports Netflix, YouTube and Google Play Movies & Music
  • Works with Android, iOS , Windows, Mac and Chromebooks
  • Easy setup: plug into any HDTV and connect to your home Wifi Network
  • Everything you love, now on your TV
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Technical Details
BrandGoogle
Item Weight281 g
Product Dimensions14.4 x 12.6 x 6 cm
Item model numberGA3A00030A23
  
Additional Information
ASINB00I4WQ618
Best Sellers Rank 3 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight281 g
Date First Available18 Mar 2014
  
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Product Description

Product Description

Everything you love, now on your TV.

Chromecast is the easy way to enjoy online video and music on your TV. It's a thumb-sized media streaming device that plugs into the HDMI port on your TV. Set it up with a simple mobile app, then send your favourite online shows, films, music and more to your TV using your smartphone, tablet or laptop.


Supported Operating Systems:
  • Android 2.3 and higher
  • iOS 6 and higher
  • Mac OS 10.7 and higher
  • Windows 7 and higher
  • Chrome OS (Chromebook Pixel, Acer C720 Chromebook, Acer C720P Chromebook, HP Chromebook 14 and Toshiba Chromebook)
Sit back, watch together

With Chromecast, you can easily enjoy your favourite online content on your HDTV – movies, TV programmes, music, photos and more from BBC iPlayer, Netflix, YouTube, Google Play Movies and TV, Google Play Music and Chrome. No more huddling around small screens and tiny speakers. Chromecast automatically updates to work with a growing number of apps. Certain applications are optimised for Chromecast. Streaming quality for other content may vary.

Remote-free: Chromecast works with Android tablets and smartphones, iPhone and iPad devices, Chrome for Windows, Chrome for Mac, and Chromebooks. Browse for what to watch, control playback and adjust volume using your device. You won't have to learn anything new.

Plug in and play

Get started in three easy steps: Plug Chromecast into any HDTV, connect it to Wi-Fi, then send videos and more from your smartphone, tablet or laptop to your TV with the press of a button.

It's for everyone in your house: Friends and family can use your Chromecast with their smartphone, tablet or laptop without any additional setup.

Box Contains

1x Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player
1x HDMI Extender
1x USB Power Cable
1x Power Adapter

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1,635 of 1,706 people found the following review helpful By Michael_G on 27 Mar 2014
Update30: Amazon Video adds support for android phones on Sept 10th. With a phone supporting official android mirroring, the stream can sent to chromecast.

[After 29 updates, and much time spent on answering questions and clarifying misunderstandings, I really wasn't going to spend any more time on chromecast. Especially when some people objected to being straightened out. However, I'll make an exception for yesterday's announcement from Amazon that they've added support on android phones. With a newer phone supporting official android mirroring, this means that Amazon Video can now be sent to chromecast. Looks pretty good on my setup, but phone, CC, router, and TV are all close.]

Some folks prefer to live in an alternative universe when it comes to Chromecast.

Just some recent complaints in reviews:

It needs internet. It needs power. It doesn't stream audio. It doesn't support Airplay. It only works with Google apps. It's not as good as the £79 box I've already got. It doesn't work in a different country.

If I've robustly commented and offended anyone, I'm sorry.

I set out clearly what it did, what it didn't do, and answered many questions.

But my work here is done.
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688 of 725 people found the following review helpful By A. Camilleri HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on 19 Mar 2014
I have shortened this review in order to leave space for other reviewers to voice their opinion.

After numerous unsuccessful attempts to penetrate the HDMI dongle streaming market, Google finally nailed it ..... and the competition for that matter.
The fact that the Chromecast has taken Europe by storm, becoming a best seller in under a month speaks for itself!

Many simply cannot afford or justify upgrading to a new Smart TV. Others might be fed up with wires associated with set top boxes and just want to view online media. This £30 dongle will do the job in style. And the good news does not end there.... It is very cheap, sticks to the back of your TV and can be controlled via a myriad of devices.

Very true, the market is flooded with HDMI dongles, yet the Chromecast is the clear winner and a best seller thanks to "Heavy weight" Online Media companies embracing it into their apps. Since releasing the SDK (Software Development Kit) in February 2014, many app developers are hopping aboard the Chromecast wagon, in the hopes of getting a slice of the market. Terrific news for the Chromecast owners!

Pros:
○ Does what it promises on the tin ...
○ Converts your conventional TV to a Smart TV
○ Package comes bundled with everything you could possibly need to get you up and running in no time (including a UK mains adapter)
○ *Automatically switches on your TV and tunes to the CC channel when media is routed to it.
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209 of 224 people found the following review helpful By Simon M on 8 April 2014
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So easy to set up!
Open box, remove dongle and power cable (there's a flexible HDMI adaptor in there too if you need the dongle to sit flush with the TV, if you're TV is wall mounted for example) plug dongle into HDMI inlet, power cable into USB port (or plug into mains adaptor if you don't have a USB on your TV - also supplied) connect power lead to dongle, then open your Chromecast app (I'm using the iOS version) It then locates your device, you confirm your network password and bosh!
That's it! Good to go...
You get a wonderful crisp 1080p picture, (I have experienced no buffering issues so far either - and that's on a measly 3 Mbps connection, so much better than is the norm on my YouView box :-$)
You've got UK support for YouTube, Netflix, BBC iPlayer, BT Sport (!) Vevo and some others too, which will work from their native apps on your phone/tablet similar to AirPlay.
In addition, if you use Chrome as your browser on your PC/laptop then unsurprisingly there is a free browser extension available from which you can beam your browser screen to your TV screen, which effectively gives you access to all of the other players available or pretty much anything else you wish to view.
Purchased as a cheap alternative to the AppleTV on our main TV, this works just as well on a technical level and the browser extension gives me potentially just as much content.
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403 of 445 people found the following review helpful By Richard H on 23 Mar 2014
Superb device, and so cheap. Works brilliantly. An absolute must buy. But... Pathetic Amazon won't allow the tab browsing function of desktop Chrome to sream Lovefilm videos to Chromecast. Absolutely fed up with Amazon and their petty refusal to work with Google, especially as the whole Kindle operating system is a knocked down version of Google's own Android OS. As well as refusing to allow me to access my Lovefilm account on any Android device, this latest petty stance from Amazon makes me mad. Closing Lovefilm account and getting rid of any Kindle software and devices. Had enough. Sort your politics out!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By tallpete33 TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 16 Aug 2014
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Very pleased with this item. Not having a smart TV and no desire to upgrade, this was a good solution. Just plug it in a spare HDMI port (If you don't have a spare, buy a splitter), connect it to your wi-fi with the app and you're good to go. Was a bit confused as to exactly how it works before purchase but in use it is actually dead easy. Just load e.g. iPlayer on your android tablet/phone as you would normally and once up and running hit the cast icon and off it goes. The phone/tablet is then out of the loop as it were so will not run down its battery and can safely be used for other things.

Works well with BT Sport (slightly blocky but my broadband is slow) and even better with BBC iPlayer even over my 1.2Mb connection. A much better picture and no buffering compared to the PS3 iPlayer app. The only inconvenience is having to plug it into the mains otherwise it's a cheap (keep an eye out for deals at it is sometimes as low as twenty pounds) and effective way to give your TV smart capabilities with more being added regularly.

For the record, the splitter I use with this is the DIGIFLEX 3 Port HDMI 1080p Auto switch Splitter Hub Pigtail 1.3b
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