I have been using Google Chromecast for years. We have one on each of our televisions sets and use them all the time to connect to our phones and steam our favorite movies, shows, listen to movies and more! One thing I LOVE is that when I open most apps, there is a CAST button that I click on and then I pick which device, and it connects and starts streaming the content. When I am using my phone with the casting button, I can still do other things on it because it isn’t mirroring my device.
There is an option to mirror (show on the TV what is on your phone) so you can share pictures, video, music or even read a book on your TV. You can take the Chromecast with you when you travel (you just have to be on the same wi-fi network for it to work, or you can add it. Get one (or two or three) at Best Buy and get them set up. It doesn’t take long and you will wonder why you haven’t been using them before.
We don’t have a cable service, we just stream our favorite shows and movies through our phone with our Chromecast. This has saved us a lot of money.
Here are some of our favorite features:
All together now
Stream from your phone to TV
Works with the streaming apps you know and love
Start streaming with just your voice
Upgrade your TV for less
High-speed wireless connectivity
Compatible with your existing HDTV
You can see how easy it is to connect your Chromecast:
- Just plug the Chromecase into your HDMI port on your television.
- Open the Google HOME app and set up the device
- Open hundreds of different apps and see which ones have the CAST symbol (pictured above)
- Click on it and start casting to your Chromecast device
- Click STOP CASTING when done
You can still use your phone/device while it is casting without interrupting the playback. You can also cast your screen (show what is on your phone/device on the TV). We have used Chromecast for years, and many of those have been without a cable/satellite service. We have no regrets. It is simple, affordable and easy for everyone in the family to use.
Get your Chromecast at Best Buy, cancel your cable, and save that money for the holidays!
¹ Subscriptions are required to view some content.
² Google Home, Chromecast, and compatible content required to cast to a TV using Google Home.
Web-based services and content require high-speed Internet service. Some services may require a subscription.