Google has cornered the market on many of the Internet’s most innovative services and products. However, the Google Chromecast device represents one of the company’s first excursions into the world of device-to-device streaming. With Chromecast, consumers can gain access to thousands of hours of premium content on a much bigger screen.
On the surface, the Chromecast doesn’t look like anything special. It is a circular device, with a diameter of approximately two inches. It also includes a short arm extension with an HDMI plug to be compatible with nearly every modern TV.
Once set up with a user’s TV, the Chromecast shows its true potential
However, once set up with a user’s TV, the Chromecast shows its true potential. Rather than simply providing a platform on which to stream content, Chromecast allows the consumer to choose exactly what they watch by streaming media directly from a connected phone, tablet, or computer. This way, users can enjoy their existing streaming subscriptions or media content libraries directly on their TV.
The Chromecast device supports Android, iOS, Mac, and Windows, ensuring that users can stream content to their TV from almost any device. Many people might assume that this kind of device-to-device streaming would lower picture quality. Fortunately, the Chromecast supports resolutions of up to 1080p and 60fps, keeping every image in gorgeous HD quality.