5 things you forget that you can do with the Google Chromecast


No doubt, Google has a gold mine with its Chromecast streaming gadget. The price alone is pretty incredible when you think about all the joys and wonders it has to offer. For most people, however, they only know of the Chromecast as a dongle that permits them to stream movies or television shows from Netflix and Hulu. Beyond that, most folks forget that it does a whole lot more – like giving your dumb TV a few smarter functions.

We’ve talked about the Google Chromecast a lot of late on our site, such as in our article regarding how you can harness the power of your mobile device to ditch cable television service. This time around, though, we’re going to share with you some cool tricks that you might forget that the Chromecast is capable of doing. Much like many other folks who quickly became enamored by the Chromecast, we primarily found it useful to use our smartphone to stream content from our device to our television – such as initially starting a YouTube video on our smartphone, and then streaming it over to the television.

Seriously, the $35 price tag attached to it is almost unfathomable – more so when we really think deeply into what it can actually do. Sure, it still requires our mobile devices to work, but we find it more functionally sound than some streaming boxes. To that end, it really shows its worth when pitted against some other traditional streaming systems. From the dedicated ones like the Roku, to video game consoles like the Playstation 4, the Chromecast might seem faint and insignificant against them, but when we factor in its price and incredible features set, you’ll be blown away at how fully capable it really is in the long run.

Without further adieu, here are 5 things you forget that you can do with the Google Chromecast. What are some of your favorites?



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8 Comments

1. Chrisyahya

Posts: 59; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

No one use this in indonesia..

2. AmirBudi

Posts: 88; Member since: Mar 21, 2014

Chromecast is sold in Indonesia, one of the seller is JakartaNoteBook.

3. fervid

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

My Roku 3 does that too, and streams my screen better. Chromecast is not worth it. Tried it for a day and returned.

4. Elfmonster unregistered

I had high hopes for chromecast but it doesn't sync video and sound right on any of my fancy Samsung and LG TVs. Total waste for me. I hope it works for someone else, but it's garbage at my house.

5. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

For us poor people who dont have fancy Samsung and LG TVs it should work just fine -_-

6. wkm001

Posts: 145; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

You might want to check for a setting in your televisions or maybe receiver, sometimes you can delay the audio or video. I've setup a Chromecast on dozens of televisions, I have never seen the audio/video out of sync.

7. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

I just tried screen mirroring on my HTC M8 and it truly sucks. It only uses 25% of the screen & images are not clear

8. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

If you are having issues, better check your settings. I have no such issues, I'm able to mirror my screen, desktop browser, and HD content without a glitch.

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