A media streaming device that will not break the bank.
If you are looking for a device to help stream your favourite music, movies, TV shows, etc. look no further than the Google Chromecast 2.
The second generation of the product, Google Chromecast 2 works by plugging it into the HDMI port of your TV and using your mobile device, it works with iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac and Windows laptops, and Chromebooks, to access your media content.
Your mobile device connects to Google Chromecast 2 via your Wi-Fi network by using the “Cast” app on your mobile device which allows you to use a large library of apps designed to stream media content.
For example, Netflix, Shomi, Crave TV, YouTube, etc. are just some of the applications that are compatible with Google Chromecast 2. Please note that only applications designed to work with Google Chromecast 2 will work with the device and you will need to have subscriptions to services such as Netflix and Shomi in order for the applications to work. For a complete list click the picture of the apps below.
Google Chromecast 2 uses the Cloud to stream and provide high quality video and content of 1080p HD and surround sound, quick Internet speeds of 2.4/5 GHz, and high resolution video with low buffering.
If you are looking to use a full screen display, Google Chromecast 2 has the ability to mirror your smartphone and laptop screens. If you are using your phone, laptop, or tablet for work or play, Google Chromecast 2 can project the content onto your computer for yourself or multiple people to see.
Google Chromecast 2 is very reasonable for all of the features it offers. Currently it costs between $35-$45 CDN and sold in stores and online.
With the age of streaming and mobile viewing, Google Chromecast 2 is a great, reasonably priced product this holiday season.
Courtney Rosebush is a Marketing and Sales Coordinator at Triella, a technology consulting firm specializing in providing technology audits, planning advice, project management and other CIO-related services to small and medium sized firms. Courtney can be reached at 647.426.1004 x 227. For additional articles, go to www.triella.com/publications. Triella is a VMware Professional Partner, Microsoft Certified Partner, Citrix Solution Advisor – Silver, Dell Preferred Partner, Authorized Worldox Reseller and a Kaspersky Reseller.
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