Saturday, 13 December 2014



Cast your favourite entertainment from your phone or tablet straight to the TV.

What is Chromecast?

Chromecast is a thumb-sized media streaming device that plugs into the HDMI port on your TV. Simply use an Android phone, tablet, iPhone®, iPad®, Mac® or Windows® laptop, or Chromebook to cast your favourite entertainment and apps right onto the big screen.

Google has announced that Chromecast's new Guest mode now supports users not on same Wi-Fi network as the device being used to cast content to TV's.

New Feature:

The feature, which is disabled by default, uses what Google calls a "special Wi-Fi beacon" to allow devices running Android 4.3 or greater to be aware of the Chromecast's presence. When a user taps on the Cast icon, a four-digit PIN needs to be verified to allow the Chromecast to stream the content.

The Chromecast will initially attempt to transfer the PIN using high-frequency tones, but, should the audio pairing fail, the user is able to see it displayed on-screen and enter the PIN by hand.

The search giant said that its use of ultrasonic tones will only allow people in the same room as the Chromecast to connect to it.

"Ultrasonic audio does not go through walls, glass, or even fabric. If the mobile device trying to connect to the Chromecast is not in the same room, it won't be able to hear the ultrasonic tones," the company said.

Guests using a Chromecast in Guest Mode will not be streaming content from their device to the Chromecast over mobile data, Google said, with the Chromecast using the Wi-Fi network that it is connected to when fetching content

Disadvantage :

  • Users of iOS devices are not able to use Chromecast's guest mode.

Advantage :

  • Wireless connection
  • low cost
Available Now:

Chromecast is now launched in India through e-commerce marketplace Snapdeal at Rs.2999/- 

Google has even partnered with Bharti Airtel to offer 60 GB free data For 3 months ( 20 GB per month) for new and existing customers of Airtel.

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