Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 9th Aug 2013 20:35 UTC
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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: Meh
by Nelson on Fri 9th Aug 2013 21:39 UTC in reply to "Meh"
Nelson
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2005-11-29

I think Chromecast devices take the friction away from streaming to a TV, which (in addition to their low cost) the main selling point.

Fierce reduction of complexity is what should be taken note of here, not the functionality provided, and other functionally equivalent (But practically more complicated) alternatives are irrelevant.

Plus, in my experience plugging an HDMI cable is freaking annoying. I want to be able to use my laptop on the couch while I stream a video to the living room TV.

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RE[2]: Meh
by WorknMan on Sat 10th Aug 2013 07:48 in reply to "RE: Meh"
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2005-11-13

Fierce reduction of complexity is what should be taken note of here, not the functionality provided, and other functionally equivalent (But practically more complicated) alternatives are irrelevant.


Really? How hard is turning on a Roku-like device and pointing it to your wifi router? Same thing you're gonna do on the Chromecast. With services like Amazon and Netflix, you can already queue up videos in a browser and then watch them on the device; nothing special about Chromecast in that regard.

I saw where the CM dev is trying to make it work with every app on the device - now THAT would be cool ;) Still wouldn't have Amazon video, so since I'm a Prime subscriber (mostly for the free shipping with the free streaming being an added bonus), it's never gonna replace a set-top box.

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