The Chrome cast might already be out of stock in Amazon. For lots of people who still are wondering what Chrome cast actually is the following should clarify a little.
Google Inc., the search giant unveiled a $35 device to wirelessly connect TVs to mobile devices so that people can view and listen to Web content on their biggest screens. Google’s new two-inch TV device, called Chrome Cast, looks like a thumb drive, plugs into the HDMI port of a TV and can be controlled by a person’s mobile device or laptop using a wireless Internet connection.
At a first look this seems something more interesting, affordable (Compared to Google Glass) and would consider this to be one of the must haves for any tech savvy person who wants to have all the gadgets , However its a long way before the chrome cast actually becomes useful.
There are two main challenges that one might face while deciding to use this device which are Content and connectivity.
High speed connectivity is still a luxury in major part of the world and the last thing one wants to experience is a break free continuous streaming of video which still is an issue with slow internet connection. While wanting to view stuff in a bigger screen is good but it also matters that the content is viewed continuously without breaks.
The next most important thing is availability of content in the internet that is to be viewed in big screens. A lot of media services are still evolving and availability of useful and affordable content is still a long way.
One thing that is in the favor of Google Chrome cast is certainly its price ($35) while Apple TV and others were way more costly when compared.