By Google, Inc.
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Chromecast is the easiest way to enjoy online video and anything from the web on your TV. Plug it into any HDTV and control it with your existing smartphone, tablet, or laptop. No remotes required. Cast your favorites from YouTube, Netflix, Google Play Movies, Google Play Music, Hulu Plus, HBOGO, Pandora and many more apps to your TV with the press of a button.
Use the Chromecast app to:
• Set up your Chromecast to work with your Wi-Fi network
• Manage your Chromecast settings (such as changing your device name, Wi-Fi password, etc.)
What's New in Version 1.3.0
Updates to the user experience - making it easier to find the latest iOS apps from chromecast.com/apps
Young Device, Tons of Potential
One of the coolest and handiest devices to have! It's unfortunate that it doesn't support many apps yet such as MAX GO, Showtime Anytime, and Starz Play. The apps Chromecast does support work fantastically and only fall short on the app side (missing 10 second rewind/fast-forwarding) not Chromecast's, although I did experience frequent buffering issues with HBO GO - assuming because they just released the app on PS3 so the HBO servers are being overloaded. Lastly, there seems to be a very irritating bug where if you minimize the app or lock your phone during playback and then switch back to the active app it will reset back to it's home page/default state more often than not. Other than that this is one incredible device and I can't wait to see how it develops especially since the SDK was just publicly released.
Works as advertised
Anybody that has posted a bad review about this product, either didn't read what it does or has trouble on their side. This app and device combo is fairly new and not a lot of applications support it... Yet. Google will not go out of its way to make more supported apps, that is up to the developer. For anyone that is having trouble using the device, keep in mind that it is on your end. If it doesn't work properly that's on your side, not the chrome cast itself. This product absolutely works and fabulously too. I have been watching high quality streams since I got it with no problems.
To people who can't connect please read!
During the setup process you need to change your wifi network on your computer/device to the one the Chromecast is transmitting after you power it up. The name of its network is shown on the initial setup screen on your TV. It is something along the lines if 'chromecast####'. After you connect your device to the chromecast's network, search for the device again, AND THEN it allows you to connect to your household wifi network! For some stupid reason Google failed to make this step obvious in their instructions!
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: Nov 27, 2013
- Version: 1.3.0
- Size: 2.9 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Google, Inc.
- © 2013 Google Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.