Chromecast turns your TV into a really smart TV. Content that you can access is not limited to the few applications installed on an ordinary smart TV, many of them unnecessary for must users, unstable, slow or installed only with the purpose of promoting a particular service.
The content that it can bring to your TV with Chromecast is the one you have on your computer, phone or tablet. Utility recommends both end user and business environment. Technically, the Chromecast is a so – called dongle, like a memory stick form and construction. It has two types of connections: HDMI and USB. Connecting to a TV is via HDMI.
The output microUSB adapter is used with the included power supply. You can feed either from the mains, possibly using a USB extension cable or directly from the USB port of your TV. Although i have encountered cases of people who have failed first, connecting software it is also extremely simple. You need to download the official app, Chromecast installer, available for Windows, Mac, Android and iOS. With the TV set to the HDMI port to which you connected Chromecast using the official app on your computer, phone or tablet must go through a short wizard, three simple steps: detecting Chromecast’s connecting to wireless and entering the code. When set up is complete, the TV will display the message Ready to cast.
Once installed and configured you do not have to do with Chromecast, the device physically. Everything is done on the device you send content and possibly the TV remote control. As i said, the device that sends content to Chromecast can be a PC, laptop or tablet.
And content can be video, audio, images or entire screen. What you need are applications with support for Chromecast. The easiest example is YouTube. Both the website itself that go on the computer and Android and iOS applications can send content to Chromecast to be watched on television. To this end, YouTube video player includes a button that lets you choose where you want to watch the video: the active device or TV via Chromecast. This button only appears when a device is detected Chromecast local networks. Beyond the convenience it bring, when you consider that the operation is performed without wires, the great advantage is that Chromecast is not just an oridinary adapter, but wireless media player.
He is in charge of processing stream transmitted by computer, phone or tablet, not the device that transmitted. Your phone, for example, makes no effort to process the image. He just send the link to the desired content in a format known Chromecast, and the latter does all the work.
Once transmitted video to Chromecast, you can use other applications on your phone, you can turn off the display or you can close it. Upon sending content to Chromecast, the phone is only part of the remote. First on the list of Chromecast applications for PC is the official extension for Google Chrome, Google Cast. This is the main tool with which you send content to your PC and Chromecast has three ways you can stream: only the video, a tab with all its contents or full screen. The latter is avoided, at least at this point, if you use it to watch movies. They will not run fluently, especially if you are in HD.