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#16 AJerman

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 17:47

Its available on play.  I just ordered one.  My TV has a  Netflix app but isnt updated at all.  XBOX is ok...but would be nice to control everything from my laptop/phone.

 

Doesnt ship until August 2nd tho. 

I'll take my Amazon Prime free shipping, haha. They said it should be up today.

 

 

Why is the video marked as private?  :(

I'm guessing because that was the live video and it's over. Should be on Youtube as a replay soon.
 



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 17:47

Chromecast link : https://play.google....hromecast&hl=en



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 17:53

 

So is this a standalone device that essentially turns your TV into a Chromebook?



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 17:55

So is this a standalone device that essentially turns your TV into a Chromebook?

Only certain content like YouTube and Netflix are streaming to the TV.  You'll still need a host device like a Nexus 7.



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 17:56

Only certain content like YouTube and Netflix are streaming to the TV.  You'll still need a host device like a Nexus 7.

 

Ah, I see. Even so, sounds pretty handy!



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 17:57

So is this a standalone device that essentially turns your TV into a Chromebook?

No, it's a device for streaming to your TV. Plugs into HDMI, connects to wireless, then you send it whatever video data you want to display on the screen. Same thing a bunch of other devices and technologies do, but for $35 and plug and play it's probably the best simple implementation so far.



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 17:58

Ah, I see. Even so, sounds pretty handy!

Oh god yeah, I'm going to stream soccer games to my TV instead of watching on my monitor.

 

Ordered.



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 18:02

I'll take my Amazon Prime free shipping, haha. They said it should be up today.


Still may but shop until August 2nd from amazon. Is figure if Google doesn't ship that quick, Amazon won't. Probably taking orders now and will ship when product is available. Who knows. I am patient... :-)

So is this a standalone device that essentially turns your TV into a Chromebook?


There is a developer sdk so more features will probably be coming.

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 18:30

If you buy the Chromecast now, you get 3 months of Netflix free. Great deal, since that's $24 right there. I guess I'll cancel my Netflix subscription for 3 months lol. 



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 18:38

My TV has much of this functionality built in, but it looks like Chromecast will do a better job of it, and have more features. Can't argue with the price either.

 

Looks like I'll be upgrading my nexus 7 too.

 

Gotta love the times we live in, so much great stuff coming our way :D



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 18:46

Gotta love the times we live in, so much great stuff coming our way :D

Damn you Microsoft, Google, Apple, and other companies. My wallet is not so happy  :cry:



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 19:51

Amazon: http://www.amazon.co...rd_i=chromecast

 

No purchase link yet though.



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 20:39

Just placed my order on Amazon. It didn't say anything about release date but said it's in stock now. In fact, I went ahead and paid the extra $3.99 (putting it at $38.99, still cheaper than Play :laugh:) and it says it'll be delivered tomorrow. I didn't hear Google specifically say when it would be shipping, only that it would be on sale today. Guess we'll find out?



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 20:44

Just placed my order on Amazon. It didn't say anything about release date but said it's in stock now. In fact, I went ahead and paid the extra $3.99 (putting it at $38.99, still cheaper than Play :laugh:) and it says it'll be delivered tomorrow. I didn't hear Google specifically say when it would be shipping, only that it would be on sale today. Guess we'll find out?

 

Odd, wonder why Play is delayed until August 2nd.



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 20:46

I'd suspect one of the two of them will change to match the other in the coming hours/over night. Hopefully Amazon is right though!