Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Jul 2013 17:21 UTC
Google "Google is making another foray into the living room with the Chromecast, a small $35 dongle that allows users to stream videos from a phone or tablet to their TV using Chrome. Essentially, it turns every TV into a smart TV, but it uses the same basic interface as whatever device you're on." Looks like an absolutely fantastic product, especially with the low price point and SDK for developers. I want this. Now. Too bad 95% of the world can't buy it for now.
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No streaming from phone
by kloty on Wed 24th Jul 2013 22:13 UTC
kloty
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2005-07-07

Thom, sorry to disappoint you, but it seems that this thing cannot stream content from your phone or tablet, it can open the URL you provide from your phone and streams content from there.

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RE: No streaming from phone
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 25th Jul 2013 07:29 in reply to "No streaming from phone"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

That's... Exactly what I want from it.

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RE[2]: No streaming from phone
by Fergy on Thu 25th Jul 2013 07:33 in reply to "RE: No streaming from phone"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

That's... Exactly what I want from it.

Well... It would be nice if it could connect to your NAS and play stuff from there.

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RE: No streaming from phone
by Tony Swash on Thu 25th Jul 2013 16:31 in reply to "No streaming from phone"
Tony Swash Member since:
2009-08-22

Thom, sorry to disappoint you, but it seems that this thing cannot stream content from your phone or tablet, it can open the URL you provide from your phone and streams content from there.


If true that seems a bit of game stopper. I was also wondering about music streaming. Currently I have an Apple Airport Express attached to some powered speaks in my kitchen so I can stream music from my phone using Airplay when I am doing the washing up. I don't just want music from my TV.

Maybe wider streaming will come with a future version.

Price is nice though.

I keep hoping that the next version of Apple TV will be a major upgrade (Apps?).

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