Google’s new Chromecast streaming device is packed with features

Chromecast is designed to make the most of the apps and entertainment already on your phone. Shows, movies, live TV, YouTube, photos and more. It’s all just a tap away from all of your family’s devices.

I did not realize it has been that long but in just a couple of months it will be three years from when we cancelled DirecTV. When you cut the cord you either need a smart TV or a streaming device, like Google Chromecast, to let you stream from your favorite apps and services.

Google Chromecast

Cutting the cord?

Google’s most recent Chromecast is a sleek looking little device. Much nicer looking than the original Chromecast that were sticks.

Best Buy has the latest and greatest Google Chromecast for just $35 which makes this one of the cheapest streaming options available. With Chromecast you can watch movies, shows, live TV by using your favorite apps such as Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, PlayStation Vue, HBO Now, Starz, and well you know how many apps are available for your favorite device, the amount of choices is almost endless. Some apps even support voice commands.

Unlike other streaming devices with Chromecast you control it from another device such as your android phone or tablet, most laptops and iPhone and iPads which lets you already use a device you are familiar with instead of learning a new interface.

Installation is super simple as you only need to plug the Chromecast into an HDMI port and plug the USB cord into your TV or a power adapter. It is the cheapest way to upgrade an older TV to a smart TV or to have a better interface because lets face it, most smart TV’s apps SUCK! The new Chromecast also supports the newest and greatest Wi-Fi standards which is 802.11ac. Once you’ve upgraded that old TV, we highly recommend these bing worthy TV shows.

Google Chromecast Features:

  • All together now
    Watch movies, shows, live TV, YouTube, and photos streaming on your TV from all your family’s devices.¹
  • Stream from your phone to TV
    Plug Chromecast into the HDMI port on your TV and to power and stream your favorite entertainment right from your phone with just a tap. Watch shows, listen to playlists, and more. And while streaming, you can still use your phone as you normally do.
  • Works with the streaming apps you know and love
    Enjoy TV shows, movies, videos, songs, games, sports and more from over 2000 apps like Netflix, YouTube, YouTube TV, and HBO NOW. Find more at¹
  • Start streaming with just your voice
    Just say what you want to watch from compatible apps and control your TV hands-free, with Chromecast and Google Home working seamlessly together.²“Ok Google, play Stranger Things from Netflix on my living room TV.” ¹
  • Upgrade your TV for less
    Expand your home entertainment without buying a new TV. It’s so affordable you can get one for every TV in the house.
  • High-speed wireless connectivity
    Built-in 802.11ac Wi-Fi connects to the Internet through your wireless home network (wireless router required and sold separately).
  • Compatible with your existing HDTV
    Easily connects to high-definition televisions with HDMI connectivity.

¹ Subscriptions are required to view some content.
² Google Home, Chromecast, and compatible content required to cast to a TV using Google Home.
Web-based services and content require high-speed Internet service. Some services may require a subscription.

Disclosure: This post brought to you by Best Buy. All opinions are 100% mine.

By Angelia Embler

Angi grew up in southern Arizona but now lives in central New Mexico with her husband, two sons and four dogs. She creates, answers @Yoast support, and loves to ramble. Find her curled up with a book or watching her favorite TV shows, movies, or American football game. ?

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