Tag: streaming

By October 20, 2013 Read More →

Google Chromecast Unboxing and Setup

google chromecastGoogle have yet to officially announce a date for the UK launch of the Google Chromecast however there has been the odd occasion Amazon have been able to deliver the Chromecast around the world if only for short periods of time. I managed to pick one up and here is the unboxing and basic operations. I must have spent about an hour trying to get this to work, the unboxing video is more of a highlights video if anything.

Google’s Chromecast is a simple way of streaming web video to the big screen thanks to being easier to use and slicker than your existing smart TV, set-top box or games console.

The HDMI dongle has already launched in the US, and feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Google has promised it will launch in ‘other countries’ soon, but as of yet, there’s no news on its exact price in the UK or when it will actually launch.

Update: I have tried the Chromecast on various televsions around the house and on both main wireless networks and the problem is still evident. I will have to do some reading and maybe one day it will work…

By October 10, 2013 Read More →

Chromecast not available to you

Chromecast-amazon-no-more-international-ordersTwo days ago I ordered a Chromecast as Amazon was offering some limited international shipping of the Google Chromecast even though Google is not currently selling the device outside of the US. Shortly afterward users began to find that ordering had dried up. It now seems that Amazon has shut down the ability to get the Chromecast shipped anywhere outside the United States.

Those who did manage to order will see their orders fulfilled, hopefully. I have notification that my unit has shipped. I now wish I had order several, one for me and one for you.