Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 9th Aug 2013 20:35 UTC
Google

Early this morning on Google+, he showed off his latest project, which will allow any audio or video file to be casted to your TV using a CyanogenMod-powered device and the Chromecast dongle. In his demo above he shows it off using the Twit.TV app, but he explains that the process should be the same for any media you can play through any app.

This is exactly what I want out of the Chromecast.

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RE[2]: Meh
by dukes on Sun 11th Aug 2013 01:20 UTC in reply to "RE: Meh"
dukes
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WTF?

"Rather than having to Drag out my Phone or Tablet..." are you kidding me? The phone or tablet is WAY better media navigation device than a remote and UI of a box.


I wouldn't say WAY better.

The annoying thing about pulling out a phone or tablet is dealing with the touchscreen.

You are limited by:

1) Waking up the touchscreen all the time for things like scrubbing back and forth as well as pausing and volume control.

2) You can't use a phone or tablet like a traditional remote. Meaning, you can't operate the remote without looking at it. Touchscreens can't replace that textile feeling where your volume and skip buttons are.

3) Battery life of your tablet and phone will be in question. I know because I use my phone all the time and it annoys me as a remote.

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