Google Chromecast review
Google Chromecast Review:
We are pretty much aware of Google TV, whether as a set top box or built in products. Now Google comes up with Google Chrome cast- HDMI dongle that connects to your TV’s HDMI port and then play online video or whatever you want to play through your phone, laptop or tablet from your cloud and directly to your TV. It outputs at 1080p.
As per cnet, internally, the hardware supports 2.4 GHz WI-Fi 802.11, which isn’t quite as nice as the dual-band Wi-Fi offered on Roku’s Streaming Stick. The internal processor is capable of playing back full 1080p video with 5.1 surround sound.
According to mashable, In its current form, scrolling lags a bit and video is choppy — both issues you might face when video chatting with friends. The issues were likely intensified by the poor data connection at the demo event space.
Google is currently working on adding support for streaming from the Chrome browser as well.
Where it needs improvement:
The dongle cannot be charged through TV, you need a USB port to charge your chrome cast. Another downfall is that you can stream limited content to your Chrome cast. Since it is launched yesterday it’s still to work on supporting app. For an app to work with Chrome cast, developers must first build in the functionality. Apps that work with the device include a “Cast” button that allows users to push video to their televisions and control various aspects remotely (volume, play, pause, etc.)
This device is still updating so we are looking forward for improvements. We will be updating you.