So I’ve had my Google Home set up in my house for a few months now. And I pretty much use it everyday. I have it set with almost one light in every room of the house. So when I get home, it turns on my lights and welcomes me home.
But one of the things that need added to it to really make your life easier, is the Google Chromecast. It’s one thing to tell my Google Home to play Baby Shark when the baby is crying, but some times you need visuals too. I simply have to say “Ok Google, play Splash and Bubbles from Netflix on my living room TV.” ¹ and screaming little one becomes quiet, engrossed little one when I have my hands full or can’t find the remote he ran away with.
One of hubby’s favorite things to do is tell it to play Fox Sports on all TVs. This way when I “nag him to do things around the house” he can still watch the game, (or hide in the basement) no matter where he roams to! With a price tag of $35 (and free shipping!!) It’s easy to get one for every TV! You can even have it connected to a smart TV for the ease of voice control! (Mainly because that tiny Roku remote got lost again, let’s be honest)
But what can the Google Chromecast Streaming Media Player do?
All together now
Watch movies, shows, live TV, YouTube, and photos streaming on your TV from all your family’s devices.¹ Laptops, phone, tablets, whatever the next gizmo is that comes out!
Stream from your phone to TV
Plug Chromecast into the HDMI port on your TV and to power, and stream your favorite entertainment right from your phone with just a tap. Watch shows, listen to playlists, and more. And while streaming, you can still use your phone as you normally do.
Works with the streaming apps you know and love
Enjoy TV shows, movies, videos, songs, games, sports and more from over 2000 apps like Netflix, YouTube, YouTube TV, and HBO NOW. Find more at g.co/chromecast/¹
Start streaming with just your voice
Just say what you want to watch from compatible apps and control your TV hands-free, with Chromecast and Google Home working seamlessly together.²
Upgrade your TV for less
Expand your home entertainment without buying a new TV. It’s so affordable you can get one for every TV in the house!
High-speed wireless connectivity
Built-in 802.11ac Wi-Fi connects to the Internet through your wireless home network (wireless router required and sold separately).
Compatible with your existing HDTV
Easily connects to high-definition televisions with HDMI connectivity.