Chromecast!

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by Jon Hein is God, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. Jon Hein is God

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    Wow, for the first time, something is appropriately priced. If it had been an Apple product, they would have gleefully advertised a $99 tag for this.
     
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    Google will run the world one day.
     
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    Oh shit, I want this too.
     
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    Dear google,

    I have an HDMI cord. Thanks anyways.
     
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    Not sure how this has different functionality than GoogleTV or AppleTV. YouTube has a button (on tablets and phones) to send the video to your GTV. For all other video you can use Twonky (which is built in to most GTVs, or you can just install it). Apple has AirPlay...same thing as far as I can tell.

    I suppose the difference is about $60 as both GTV and ATV cost around $100. Still, that extra $60 will get you a crap-ton more features--especially on GoogleTV.
     
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    I think the idea is that ultimately your phone can/will do whatever your GoogleTV can do. Therefore, just throw the image on the TV. Why bother having a device with duplicated functionality.
     
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    You mean the one I keep tripping on when I'm drunk?

    Yeah. Thanks. I'll replace that shit with a wireless device.
     
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    Agree. I have Apple TV and this is the same thing, plus you get access to any movie/TV show. This is definitely more portable though going from upstairs to downstairs.
     
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    It can do a small portion of what GTV or ATV can do, but if that's all you need it'll be enough. But when you're competing on the margins in the sub-$100 market you're talking about a niche product anyway. Maybe it will take off. I'd rather just get a GTV (which has apps, full browser, and television guide overlays) or an ATV than a dongle that let's me sling video to my TV. Hell, a $50 Roku can do that too (plus more).

    Hey, where the hell did my avatar go???
     
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    You hit the nail on the head!! You can already do this with an Apple TV (Air Play). It cost $100! :jj:
     
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    Google wiped it out for you badmouthing this. I have both GTV and ATV. Not sure what they do they I can't do on my iPad or Nexus. They can stream from all of the standard places.
     
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    The whole point is: No annoying cord.
     
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    Dear Monster Cable, I spent $12,385 on your gold touch HDMI cord. I just learned I can now stream my video from my computer for $35.

    Actually it comes with 3 free months of Netflix and if you are a current member, you get a credit, so it pretty much pays for itself. Pretty aggressive.
     
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    Uh, it's built into Apple products, you fucking genius.
     
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    Huh? Air Play is free. It's built into the OS - and a lot of gear out now already supports it. For free. :facepalm: