Streaming media is nothing new. We have been watching YouTube and IPTV for years now, but over the past couple of years streaming video services have become extremely popular and are not just reserved for your PC or mobile device anymore. No one wants to sit around someone’s laptop to watch movies and other videos. Google has come up with a very simple and inexpensive way to bring all of that streaming content to any TV that has an HDMI port. The Google Chromecast is a simple HDMI dongle that allows you to stream content from any Google Chrome tab and from a wide variety of supported apps. Let’s jump in and see what this thing can do!
The Google Chromecast comes in a pretty plain box that has a photo of the unit on the front and a tagline that says, “The easiest way to enjoy online video and music on your TV”.
The back of the box gives you sort of an idea of how the Chromecast works and also gives you an idea of some of the supported apps.
Opening the box up there is a tab that pulls out like a book and reveals the Chromecast. On the tab there is a simple and easy to follow getting started guide.
Getting everything else out of the box we have the Chromecast dongle, HDMI extension cable, USB power cable, USB wall adapter and an information guide.
For a full unboxing of the Chromecast be sure to check out our video below.