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    Default What exactly can i use chromecast for?

    i got it in the mail the other day, and have played around with it a bit. i understand this is in its infancy, and more will come. yet, it seems to me that my similarly priced roku player can far better, and more easily, do whatever the chromecast can.....except of course casting a tab.

    so what am i missing?
    1. cast a tab
    2. cast a local file
    3. run a few apps off my phone...netflix and youtube.

    i am not a roku fanboy, but i can more easily do #2 and 3 with the roku, plus alot more.

    i suppose when a local file from a phone or tablet can be cast that chromecast will be on the right track. wish they hadn't taken away that capability with the first update.

    perhaps the folks here can list some of the things they do with it so i may learn? thanks peeps.
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    Default Re: What exactly can i use chromecast for?

    chromecast SDK is still in beta and when it comes out of beta a flood of apps(local file,vodeo apps etc) will support CC.

    you have to be patient.. The release is not far away
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    Default Re: What exactly can i use chromecast for?

    I just got my Chromecast over the weekend and set it up to watch Netflix in the bedroom for the wife/kids. They love it. Aside from that, I hav e not had much time to play around with the various uses. Here are some threads you might find useful:

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/goo...hulu-plus.html
    Chromecast Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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    Default Re: What exactly can i use chromecast for?

    So far I have only used the Netflix app and used Chrome on my PC to cast a tab of a tennis match that was not on TV. I expect apps will slowly get updated to work with it such as the various TV network apps.
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    Default Re: What exactly can i use chromecast for?

    Quote Originally Posted by patruns View Post
    So far I have only used the Netflix app and used Chrome on my PC to cast a tab of a tennis match that was not on TV. I expect apps will slowly get updated to work with it such as the various TV network apps.
    I never thought of casting shows via computer this way - I just might be able to finally finish my the last few episodes of Breaking Bad that are not available on Netflix and can be seen on via AMC. Thanks for that heads-up :P.
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    Default Re: What exactly can i use chromecast for?

    I've been using it to play music from Play Music to the speakers with my main TV. Awesome sound!

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    Pretty simple.

    From mobile
    Send content from play movies, play music, hulu plus, and netflix to the CC

    From computer
    Cast tab from chrome browser to CC. The above services can be sent to the CC by selecting the casting option on their website.

    The advantage of the cc over the router is more on interface then functionality. I personally love the Netflix interface on the phone or tab.

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    Default Re: What exactly can i use chromecast for?

    Not that much different than Roku, Smart TV, or most BlueRay players. Nothing too fancy other than it's nice to be watching something on one TV, with the press of a button it is playing on my tablet as I walk upstairs, then another press and it's playing on the bedroom TV.

    Works pretty well for just a few bucks.

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    Default Re: What exactly can i use chromecast for?

    Quote Originally Posted by srkmagnus View Post
    I just got my Chromecast over the weekend and set it up to watch Netflix in the bedroom for the wife/kids. They love it. Aside from that, I hav e not had much time to play around with the various uses. Here are some threads you might find useful:

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/goo...hulu-plus.html
    Chromecast Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
    awesome thanks
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    Default Re: What exactly can i use chromecast for?

    Is the chromecast out in uk? X

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    Default Re: What exactly can i use chromecast for?

    Youtube, Netflix, and tab casting are worth the money by themselves, but more are coming. HBO for instance.
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    Default Re: What exactly can i use chromecast for?

    Start playing a video on your PC then cast the tab to bedroom or living room TV. Better than watching a show sitting at my desk. I do this with xfinity and Game of Thrones back episodes. You need a pretty powerful computer to do this smoothly however.

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    Default Re: What exactly can i use chromecast for?

    This may be a stupid question but is there any way to get it to cast NBA game to your TV through the app if you have NBA league pass? Or using chrome browser.

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    Default Re: What exactly can i use chromecast for?

    Quote Originally Posted by JaredMayfield33 View Post
    This may be a stupid question but is there any way to get it to cast NBA game to your TV through the app if you have NBA league pass? Or using chrome browser.

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    I would also like to know this.
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    Default Re: What exactly can i use chromecast for?

    I haven't received mine yet but as far as I can tell, you should be able to cast it using Chrome browser on a pc to TV. Not fussed if it doesn't work only cost me $50 down here in Australia.

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    Default Re: What exactly can i use chromecast for?

    I recently dumped cable and got a couple roku boxes and an antenna. Recently got the Chromecast and find it mostly useful for putting YouTube videos on the big screen. Works great for that. Casting tabs from Chrome, not so much. Also planning to use it when I travel so that I can use Hulu Plus. I'm trying out Netflix but probably won't keep it. The price point for the Chromecast was cheap enough for what it already does. It can only get better.
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    Default Re: What exactly can i use chromecast for?

    Hey predawn
    You say start playing a video on your pc then cast a tab. Does the video have to be from the internet? It can't be something you have on your HD right?
    Thanks Ed

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    Default Re: What exactly can i use chromecast for?

    No local content casting yet that I am aware of.

    Quote Originally Posted by hog1340 View Post
    Hey predawn
    You say start playing a video on your pc then cast a tab. Does the video have to be from the internet? It can't be something you have on your HD right?
    Thanks Ed

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    Default Re: What exactly can i use chromecast for?

    Quote Originally Posted by Panther353 View Post
    No local content casting yet that I am aware of.

    I believe Local content can be cast from a PC if it is being viewed through the browser
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    Default Re: What exactly can i use chromecast for?

    I use mine to dry my own laundry and take the dog for a walk.

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