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Have you cut the cord yet? It seems like less and less families are keeping their cable subscriptions as options for streaming content online improve. My family dropped out cable subscription about 4 years ago, and we find that streaming works for us. But it is much easier to stream things to your TV now than it was four years ago, because of devices like the new Google Chromecast Streaming Media Player. The Google Chromecast Streaming Media Player makes streaming content from your phone to your TV almost effortless.
Google Chromecast – See it. Stream it.
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. You can watch your favorite TV shows, check out YouTube makeup tutorials or scroll through your family vacation photos right on your TV. And while you are streaming you can still use your phone as you normally do.
Hooking up the Google Chromecast Media Player
All you have to do is plug your Google Chromecast Media Player into the HDMI port on your TV and to power supply, and then you can stream your favorite entertainment with just a tap. That is it – it is truly plug and play and it works on any TV with an HDMI port. So you no longer need a smart TV or an HDMI cable to stream content!
Maybe all your TVs are already smart TVs, but mine aren’t. There are many times I have dealt with the frustration of trying first locate an HDMI cable to hook my computer up to my non-smart TV, and then trying to navigate and control a show from my computer which is hooked to a cable sitting next to the TV. Now I can just plug the Chromecast Media Player into the TV and use my phone while relaxing in the comfort of my sofa. I can’t wait!
Works with Your Favorite Streaming Apps
With over 2,000 apps, you are sure to find your favorites. From Netflix, YouTube, YouTube TV, and HBO NOW among many other streaming apps, you will have endless entertainment at your fingertips. Of course you still have to buy a subscription to some of the apps, but the range of things you can use is amazing.
Since it is powered by Google if you have a Google Home you can also connect the Google Chromecast Streaming Media Player to it and they will work seamlessly together. If you are using a compatible app this will allow you to have hands-free TV control.