Developers already getting on board with Chromecast, we catch a couple smooth "alpha" demos in action
0. phoneArena 25 Jul 2013, 13:27 posted on
Chromecast is already fully supported with YouTube and Netflix, two services that dominate video content on the web...
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1. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)
Chromecast will always be a little slow. Because it's not like Miracast that is directly connected, any inputs will always go through a faraway server and back to your TV 6-10 ft in front of you causing extra latency.
Unless the whole world is working on fiber optics, it won't be the smoothest experience I'd wager. Easy and simple, absolutely but latency-ridden at the same time. DSL/satellite customers better get ready to take 5 seconds to change the volume up or down!
4. zennacko (Posts: 236; Member since: 16 Jun 2013)
You know what's funny? NSA will be watching your chromecast, and will know when you need to change even the volume :D
7. jove39 (Posts: 1819; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
What are you talking about??? When you click on youtube video you do realize content is streamed from remote servers...when you cast to chromecast...it usb dongle connected to tv that streams content on your wifi...where the fcuk was latency???
9. PacoBell (Posts: 7; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)
It's not actually a "USB dongle". It's an HDMI dongle. But, yeah, TheLolGuy has no idea what he's talking about. Volume control occurs via direct HDMI-CEC commands from the Chromecast device. Only the content is streamed and even content on your LAN never crosses your router.
2. HTCOE (Posts: 632; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)
not true... i own one and i've tested your theory sir. worked great and can only see improvements with this device moving forward.
3. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)
Well of course it'll only get better, but it won't be the best is what I'm saying.
Oh and you don't own one. They aren't even shipping for 3 to 4 weeks...
I'm saying that the only reason this exists is because customers are willing to cut corners for a lower price. In return, it is hamstrung by the ancient network infrastructure that refuses to switch to fiber optics.
I've watched videos and read all the reviews -- they all mention that there is noticeable delay in everything you do, from pause/resume, volume, switching videos etc. It's even worse in displaying Chrome tabs, but they did mention that it is in beta.
In my opinion, this is just something to buy time until they can get a true Google TV reboot done right -- and I think that'll come with Android 5.0 and the advent of the 'internet of everything'
Edit: Ah it seems Amazon is sold out. Still, did you choose same day or next day shipping or something? Somehow I doubt you would for a $35 device.
5. Tsoliades (Posts: 228; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)
A few people got them from Best Buy, I believe.
10. PacoBell (Posts: 7; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)
Yet again, TheLolGuy spreads misinformation. I'm starting to sense a pattern here.
6. rallyguy (Posts: 620; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
I am going to buy one once they are in stock again. Good job Google.