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    Advice Google chrome cast should I buy one?

    In our house we have a now tv box in every room with a TV.

    in the living room we have
    1. a now tv
    2. Apple TV gen3
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    Now I have seen the chrome cast and I'm thinking do I need one?
    if we go away I take one of our wd live boxes with a usb hdd loaded with films and TV.
    Would I be wasting my money?

    looking at the amazon fire tv seems more like the Apple TV but for amazon prime.
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    Default Re: Google chrome cast should I buy one?

    Great bit of kit, no brainer at the price, I have 2. .
    If at first you don't succeed.....redefine success. . . .

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    Default Re: Google chrome cast should I buy one?

    I also have two and think they are great. But if you have a streaming device with each of your TV's already, I'm not sure I see the point in getting one.

    But I must admit, I don't really know what a Now TV or WD Live box box does in comparison.

    The only way a Chromecast would be good for going away is if you were maybe subbed to Plex and left your server on at home the whole time you were away.

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    Default Re: Google chrome cast should I buy one?

    Chromecast won't do anything the streaming devices you already have don't do.

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    Default Re: Google chrome cast should I buy one?

    Ok so both sides have confused me even more now lol

    What's the best price and where can I buy it?


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    Default Re: Google chrome cast should I buy one?

    Got one last week for 24.99 with season 1 of Gotham from wuaki.tv . found on hukd

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    Default Re: Google chrome cast should I buy one?

    The streaming from iMac or Nexus 7 to either of my TVs is way more convenient than NowTV of which I also have 2. . . . . .
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    Default Re: Google chrome cast should I buy one?

    Bought one a couple of weeks back.
    For streaming from my Nexus 5 its great, even though what you can push to it is pretty limited at the moment.
    Pretty sure it will get better over time tho'

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    Default Re: Google chrome cast should I buy one?

    We are all Apple fanboys in our house we all have iPads and iPhones.
    Oldest has a laptop but wants a MacBook Pro.
    The younger two have windows laptops and are happy with them as they don't like Mac OS.

    I am a windows user too and don't think I could use a Mac.


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    I think the OS is irrelevant.
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    £30 which is RRP from Google, Free 3 Month NowTV Entertainment Pass on Google at the moment
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    Default Re: Google chrome cast should I buy one?

    Can show box be streamed through the chromecast yet?

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    Default Re: Google chrome cast should I buy one?

    Yes, lots of tutorials on youtube

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    Default Re: Google chrome cast should I buy one?

    I have 3, mainly used for streaming showbox. GF loves it.. extra points for me

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    Default Re: Google chrome cast should I buy one?

    A friend has just bought one, and is having trouble getting it to cast at all.

    Basically she has a galaxy s3 mini and an ipad.

    The chromecast is setup properly, but she can't get showbox to stream, Netflix or YouTube to work.

    She can get photos from her phones gallery to display.

    I tried it with my note 3 and showbox worked.

    So far she has tried toastercast, all cast, localcast, and bubble upnp.

    Anyone able to help?

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    Default Re: Google chrome cast should I buy one?

    Apart from streaming showbox and netflix youtube that's all it basically dose .. worth it for me to stream showbox but if that whent it's pretty much useless

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    Default Re: Google chrome cast should I buy one?

    Can't you just use the cast screen option in the Chromecast app for screen mirroring? Works for me on a nexus 5.

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    Default Re: Google chrome cast should I buy one?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nathz29 View Post
    Can't you just use the cast screen option in the Chromecast app for screen mirroring? Works for me on a nexus 5.

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