Google Chrome Cast: my opinion on it




The whole art world celebrates Chrome cast . The whole art world? No, a few voices from various blogs and some commentators were critical. In which camp you can grab me? In the critical. Because I complete or construct solutions use since felt a hundred years to stream content from A to B. What is Chrome cast, I already described here .


Why because for Chrome cast? Clearly the price and ease of use. But Chrome cast is like a Chromebook. It lacks the half. Now I have to always smile in the mind, when I think of people who listen to music on your TV. In most TV sets simple tin cans are installed for the sound, which is why many people buy a real sound system. Anyone buying a sound system that has, at best, still a free input – optical, RCA jack – whatever.

Turn on TV for listening to music – I do not throw in the oven, too, if I just use a plate on top to cook pasta (yes, not everything is lagging, is a comparison). But hey, we can watch YouTube videos, streaming content from applications like Netflix and even play Chrome tabs on the TV. What is missing? Correctly, as then the Nexus Q are all apparently no way to play local media. The control unit is apparently only about a stream ID, and then plays. That may be the broadband people do not care for the narrow gauge Internet surfers, it is perhaps not a good experience. No internet – no stream.

Enough of the criticism, which of course can infest with the price of only 35 euros every fan of the device forever. Anyone who criticizes that must therefore best come up with ideas or other constructive statements. I can. Chrome cast has a huge potential when it is further developed. Google released a Chrome Cast SDK. Developers can therefore relatively quickly with the interface in their apps, even independently of the whole iOS or Android . A big advantage, is the continuation of an idea that Google hinted at its own Google I / O two years ago, but then apparently be made only once: all Android, Android in speakers and Co.


Here you will now use Chrome cast. As described above: I need such a device, not because I want to see either my browser tabs on the TV, and I do not let me sound to the TV with music from the Internet. Here I hope Google and partners that come as standalone solutions. The mirrors of games or apps would be something! Imagine a stand-alone speakers as Sonos imagine or other docking solutions with chrome cast support! Will not you come? The Developer does not speak of a device, but several (“All Google cast devices at a minimum support the Following Following media types ..)

Here I hope that more happened, or the developers manage to access local media. With an Android smartphone certainly no problem. Perhaps there are manufacturers who build any multi-solutions, would be a dream. But Google has so how Apple cook their own soup – even manufacturers like Intel make their own solutions, such as Intel Wireless Display compatible with Miracast – because Google would have also times when we do something.

First opinion on the state of Chrome cast today? A gentle breeze streaming, which has the potential to blow a gale through the technology world.

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