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Neat, but not sure why you'd buy this instead of a roku which start at 50 other than to save a few bucks but have far less content.

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Neat, but not sure why you'd buy this instead of a roku which start at 50 other than to save a few bucks but have far less content.

It's airplay with the Apple locks shot off.

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Got one as well, already pay for netflix so it is a steal at $11.

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http://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/devices/chromecast/#chrome

Check out the above, does a good job explaining this.

If you've used Airplay/Apple TV, it's the same thing. Except, if you want to stream your PC to your TV, you used to be out of luck using Airplay to an Apple TV if you didn't have a Mac computer.

Enter Chromecast.

Plug Chromecast into the USB port on your TV, configure on your PC, and all set for $35 bucks.

Really excited to see this take off.

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Sweet! Yeah, what is that now?

Just get it, it will change you life

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in for at least 2

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Seems interesting, but based on my Roku/Vizio Smart TV experience I don't think I would buy it. First, I have used the Smart TVs with wireless and wired through an ethernet power adapter (the one that plugs into an outlet) and the wired connection is noticeably better. Second, the Smart TV usability is far and away better than the Roku. One remote control for the TV with a button to (for me) open Amazon Prime Video. I like the Roku, but watching the same thing on the Smart TV is a lot easier to use. I guess I could see getting this assuming it supports Amazon Prime Video in the future instead of a Roku on a non-Smart TV, but I would opt for the Smart TV over both in a heart beat.

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Sweet! Yeah, what is that now?

Just get it, it will change you life
That's what they said about cocaine.

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Neat, but not sure why you'd buy this instead of a roku which start at 50 other than to save a few bucks but have far less content.

It's airplay with the Apple locks shot off.

Ok, but I'm still not sure what's the big deal about that. I'm not a roku owner b/c i watch everything downloaded via a media server connected to all my tvs, but I don't see what this is giving as far as content that you're not getting with roku except the need for another machine whether its a phone/tablet/laptop to stream content to this.

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Neat, but not sure why you'd buy this instead of a roku which start at 50 other than to save a few bucks but have far less content.

It's airplay with the Apple locks shot off.

Ok, but I'm still not sure what's the big deal about that. I'm not a roku owner b/c i watch everything downloaded via a media server connected to all my tvs, but I don't see what this is giving as far as content that you're not getting with roku except the need for another machine whether its a phone/tablet/laptop to stream content to this.

Think: UFC stream/Boxing match. Any NFL game stream. Any flash video really that you can stream via Chrome. Hit a button on your laptop, and it's on your TV via this dongle.

Maybe I'm overplaying this, but I absolutely love the convenience of this with Apple devices personally, and am very glad it's now hitting PC devices at a better price.

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Can we merge this with the What makes you feel old thread?

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Neat, but not sure why you'd buy this instead of a roku which start at 50 other than to save a few bucks but have far less content.

It's airplay with the Apple locks shot off.

Ok, but I'm still not sure what's the big deal about that. I'm not a roku owner b/c i watch everything downloaded via a media server connected to all my tvs, but I don't see what this is giving as far as content that you're not getting with roku except the need for another machine whether its a phone/tablet/laptop to stream content to this.

Think: UFC stream/Boxing match. Any NFL game stream. Any flash video really that you can stream via Chrome. Hit a button on your laptop, and it's on your TV via this dongle.

Maybe I'm overplaying this, but I absolutely love the convenience of this with Apple devices personally, and am very glad it's now hitting PC devices at a better price.

Some of that stuff is already available on roku such as the ufc stream, but I could see the appeal if something is from a pirated stream although I'm not sure if the quality of the content is going to be enjoyable on a large screen. Good to know though.

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So the advantage to using this with my laptop is simply that I don't have to physically connect the HDMI cable to my laptop, right? If that's the only thing then I think I'd rather use the HDMI cable; I can't image the video quality is as good over wireless.

ETA: I guess this could be neat if I was traveling and wanted to connect my phone to a TV in the hotel room without bring cables or something.

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Bought it. I spend 35 bucks on way dumber things.

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http://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/devices/chromecast/#chrome

Check out the above, does a good job explaining this.

If you've used Airplay/Apple TV, it's the same thing. Except, if you want to stream your PC to your TV, you used to be out of luck using Airplay to an Apple TV if you didn't have a Mac computer.

Enter Chromecast.

Plug Chromecast into the USB port on your TV, configure on your PC, and all set for $35 bucks.

Really excited to see this take off.

not USB. HDMI. You need a spare MDMI port on your TV.

I already stream to my TV, but those who don't this looks like a decent option

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It's 11 ####### dollars after you take out the netflix discount. You can take this on travel and watch porn from your laptop while working on the laptop at the same time.

game changer imo

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I AM ANGRY THAT ALL MY EXPENSIVE EQUIPMENT THAT I CAN DO THIS WITH IS NOW OLD AND UNNECESSARY :bs:

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It's 11 ####### dollars after you take out the netflix discount. You can take this on travel and watch porn from your laptop while working on the laptop at the same time.

game changer imo

that should really open up the market. i'm surprised they didn't include that in the marketing for this.

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I'm angry that there are other ways of watching porn that I was unaware of.

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It's 11 ####### dollars after you take out the netflix discount. You can take this on travel and watch porn from your laptop while working on the laptop at the same time.

game changer imo

that should really open up the market. i'm surprised they didn't include that in the marketing for this.

Needs a little Costanza touch.

You ever heard of a little thing called feelings? Well, I got just the thing to cheer you up.

A computer.

You could check porn and stock quotes.

Porn quotes.

I'm so lucky to have a friend like you, George.

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So there are no restrictions? As in- I could watch movies on any site( not just porn, believe it or not), but on abc.com, lets say, but as long as I'm watching in chrome browser, I can send to my tv? I ask because I thought there were some issues originally with AirPlay that networks wanted to block that feature from their websites.

Either way, for $11, I think I'm in.

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How do u get Netflix discount?

Also wondering?

My guess is that once you install this and enter your Netflix account info it will credit your account.

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So there are no restrictions? As in- I could watch movies on any site( not just porn, believe it or not), but on abc.com, lets say, but as long as I'm watching in chrome browser, I can send to my tv? I ask because I thought there were some issues originally with AirPlay that networks wanted to block that feature from their websites.

Either way, for $11, I think I'm in.

at launch the supported aps are Netflix, Google Music, Google Movies, and YouTube. Streaming from Chrome browser may work as a beta feature.

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It's 11 ####### dollars after you take out the netflix discount. You can take this on travel and watch porn from your laptop while working on the laptop at the same time.

game changer imo

that should really open up the market. i'm surprised they didn't include that in the marketing for this.

Needs a little Costanza touch.

You ever heard of a little thing called feelings? Well, I got just the thing to cheer you up.

A computer.

You could check porn and stock quotes.

Porn quotes.

I'm so lucky to have a friend like you, George.

Why can't he be like Lloyd Braun?

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How do u get Netflix discount?

Also wondering?

Once your Chromecast ships, you will recieve an email with a promotional code for 3 months of Netflix. Offer valid for previous, new and existing Netflix members, one per Netflix account. Offer expires 12/31/13. For full promotion details, visit google.com/chromecast/offer.

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In via Amazon with Prime - $35 + tax and you get the $24 Netflix credit. No brainer in my opinion.

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So the advantage to using this with my laptop is simply that I don't have to physically connect the HDMI cable to my laptop, right? If that's the only thing then I think I'd rather use the HDMI cable; I can't image the video quality is as good over wireless.

ETA: I guess this could be neat if I was traveling and wanted to connect my phone to a TV in the hotel room without bring cables or something.

Streaming content passes directly from the Internet source to the dongle. Your laptop, tablet, or phone just provides the user interface. So expensive or powerful device is not necessary.

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So there are no restrictions? As in- I could watch movies on any site( not just porn, believe it or not), but on abc.com, lets say, but as long as I'm watching in chrome browser, I can send to my tv? I ask because I thought there were some issues originally with AirPlay that networks wanted to block that feature from their websites.

Either way, for $11, I think I'm in.

at launch the supported aps are Netflix, Google Music, Google Movies, and YouTube. Streaming from Chrome browser may work as a beta feature.

No watch streaming porn option?

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IN (but it's on backorder at Amazon at the moment)

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Is it just me or do I think Netflix and all these similar services will eventually go the route of MTV. MTV used to actually play videos, but once they got their brand built up, they began to ditch the original product completely and begin to focus on their own shows made in-house?

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Bought it. I spend 35,000 bucks on way dumber things.

Fixed

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ordered!

Sounds cool...thanks!

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