Chromecast – TV’s are now yours to control

If I had a TV I would have one of these no questions asked. For $35 you basically turn any of your TV’s into remote viewers for WiFi-enabled Android 2.3+ smartphones and tablets; iOS 6.0+ iPhones, iPads, and iPods; Chrome for Mac® and Chrome for Windows®; and Chromebook Pixel. Initially I was concerned that this would only be Android compatible but its everything compatible.

Shut up and give it your money here:

Think about the TV in your conference room and how you will be able to deliver a presentation just by bringing up your phone or tablet. No more projectors or wires. Just get on the wifi and BOOM!

Seriously its only $35 and you have what a $99 apple TV does in a smaller form factor. Done. Just get it and ask questions later.

My only caveat is that I dont think Google is being completely fair about how easy it is to setup. At the bottom of this page in the light grey text where it tells you what devices it is compatible with it also mentions that a power cord is required but that it is not shown. So my guess at this point is that you plug this into the HDMI port and then plug a power cord into the other end of it. Not a huge deal but not as simple as they make it seem in the ad…

Chromecast small print hides that a power cord is required
Chromecast small print hides that a power cord is required

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Roger has been building websites since 1996 and had drunk the kool aid when it comes to living and breathing online culture. After spending time at Godaddy selling domain names and hosting he dabbled in telecom selling CDN services for Limelight Networks and Level 3. In 2009 he realized the best way he could help businesses was to start his own focused on building websites, getting traffic to visit, become customers, and then service them more effeciently. He obsesses over content strategy, ad testing, page load speed, online services, support efficiency, and where to go on vacation. He lives in Phoenix, AZ with his beautiful wife, Kate, and two dogs: Bonzai and Zeke. He wants to know about your business and how to help you get more customers and service the ones you have even better. Twitter | Google+ | LinkedIn