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

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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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