Google Chromecast for £30 delivered from Amazon
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Google Chromecast for £30 delivered from Amazon

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Found 19th Mar 2014
This is the official UK version. It is cheaper than buying it direct from Google Play Store!

- Stream online video and music to your TV using your smartphone, tablet, or laptop
- Supports Netflix, YouTube and Google Play Movies & Music
- Works with Android, iOS , Windows, Mac and Chromebooks
- Easy setup: plug into any HDTV and connect to your home Wifi Network
- Everything you love, now on your TV

*** Box Contains ***

1x Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player
1x HDMI Extender
1x USB Power Cable
1x Power Adapter

*** Supported Operating Systems ***

Android 2.3 and higher
iOS 6 and higher
Mac OS 10.7 and higher
Windows 7 and higher
Chrome OS (Chromebook Pixel, Acer C720 Chromebook, Acer C720P Chromebook, HP Chromebook 14 and Toshiba Chromebook)

Now £29.04 from Amazon
- Harris_cambs

142 Comments

silly question- but how do you control this? Doesnt it need a remote control? if so which will be the best one? plz add a link, thanks

urinthematrix

silly question- but how do you control this? Doesnt it need a remote … silly question- but how do you control this? Doesnt it need a remote control? if so which will be the best one? plz add a link, thanks


No remote - use Android or iOS device or Chrome browser on PC/Mac.

Link to Play store thread with discussions on what it can and can't do: hotukdeals.com/dea…368

Original Poster

urinthematrix

silly question- but how do you control this? Doesnt it need a remote … silly question- but how do you control this? Doesnt it need a remote control? if so which will be the best one? plz add a link, thanks



No remotes are required, you cast content from within certain apps such as YouTube,

See the official page it will help you to get a better understanding.
Edited by: "Tejstar" 19th Mar 2014

How come this is only $35, that should be about £20 over here.

This is RRP though, I think google have done a great thing getting this out at such a cheap price but i'm not voting on this one, it's a good price but it is RRP. also available from currys pc world and google play

Marek

How come this is only $35, that should be about £20 over here.



+ 20% sales tax + import taxes are greater over here

does it mirror ios 7 ? like an apple tv

Marek

How come this is only $35, that should be about £20 over here.



you need to add tax to that $35 our price is inclusive of tax. our price is £25ex vat so its a closer figure

I'll wait a few weeks until it's twenty bones....

Marek

How come this is only $35, that should be about £20 over here.


why dont you flap your arms and go get one then?

Cliff notes - can this play amazon prime?

Marek

How come this is only $35, that should be about £20 over here.



As others have said our price includes tax plus also we have a higher level of pay which results in higher prices in the UK across the board

Is this the uk official version?

does this do airplay mirroring like the apple tv does? I literally play all films from my ipad on my tv in high definition via apple tv and if this can do the same then hot deal. otherwise its just another device that makes your tv 'smart'. airplay and mirroring are the most important factors fo rme

Original Poster

ederj

Is this the uk official version?



Yes.

I ordered and then cancelled, so I could get it quicker from Pc World (next day collection for free) than Amazon 3-5 days for free delivery

Can i stream video across my network from my pc to the tv this is plugged into? Hope so!

Also dont forget this has Iplayer for UK version!

urinthematrix

silly question- but how do you control this? Doesnt it need a remote … silly question- but how do you control this? Doesnt it need a remote control? if so which will be the best one? plz add a link, thanks



here is a remote control if you need one

http://walyou.com/img/jumbo_universal_remote.jpg

Also in all of my local curry's, ready for collection.

rollmesome

does this do airplay mirroring like the apple tv does? I literally play … does this do airplay mirroring like the apple tv does? I literally play all films from my ipad on my tv in high definition via apple tv and if this can do the same then hot deal. otherwise its just another device that makes your tv 'smart'. airplay and mirroring are the most important factors fo rme



It is not airplay, in simple it's quite a basic devices that has no input at all. All you do is on a service like netflix is press the cast button and select a device and the device will play the stream and you can control it from your phone or tablet, unlike airply it doesn't lock up your phone with the content, so you can exit the netflix app and check hukd, twitter facebook whatever you want.

The extra feature is you can cast chrome tabs, so if you are watching something like 4od you could cast that tab from your computer to the dongle. Google have opened up the dongle recently so more apps are expected to make use of them, tech radar have been on to the big TV players and believe ITV, 4 and 5 are all interested and sky are exploring as many option to get now tv out there as they can, so the future is looking good for this little thing

Amazon is better if there is any problem with the product. Currys/PCW is notorious for returns & customer service

i have this device and while it is awesome to use, it was the most frustrating device to set up. it took me hours and hours of trying to get it to connect to my wifi at home and finally i gave up because i couldn't figure it out. turns out - it doesn't like Asus routers!
i had a small travel router sitting around at home (non-asus) so i set up a sub wifi-network at home and the chromecast connects to it seamlessly...
so while i have it set up, it has a known issue with some routers...i haven't checked if the asus problem has been fixed but just be aware of this situation especially if you own an asus router.
cheers!

ozamatli

Also dont forget this has Iplayer for UK version!


No it doesn't. There is some code buried in the iplayer apps for this to be turned on at some point. The only way to cast iplayer will be to cast it from a Chrome tab

I stand corrected about iplayer.... Just seen it :-)

This is a seriously limited device. Yes its cheap but a cheap smart tv has far better functionality. As does something like a 360, ps3 or a host of cheap media player boxes. Samsung tablets and phones already offer dnla - which allows streaming to supported devices of media.

I guess if you are using your android phone or tablet to stream or store all your media it might be useful.

I have just seen the comments on iplayer does it do live streaming of the bbc channels like news ? if it did this would be useful but I would think its just catchup which again is provided by a host of other devices anyway.

Edited by: "alera" 19th Mar 2014

I have a laptop I hook up to the living tv with an HDMI cable to watch Lovefilm, Youtube, iPlayer, etc. I control it with a wireless keyboard and mouse, can anyone tell me if Chromecast does anything significantly more than my current setup to warrant a purchase? Serious question btw.

Just pre-ordered mine for Curry's collection!
Edited by: "kittyg" 19th Mar 2014

I've seen it in action, and it looks good,
but..

Is there no way to have a dedicated remote for e.g. pause, rewind, fast forward ?
I'd like physical keys for that instead of the android touchscreen.

mikerr

I've seen it in action, and it looks good,but..Is there no way to have a … I've seen it in action, and it looks good,but..Is there no way to have a dedicated remote for e.g. pause, rewind, fast forward ?I'd like physical keys for that instead of the android touchscreen.



It supports CEC so should be controllable via the TV remote, but it doesn't seem to be enabled yet.

If you want to stream any media on your android device to a chromecast, us this app.

play.google.com/sto…ast

Matt.Wild

Cliff notes - can this play amazon prime?



There is no amazon instant video app for android so no. Amazon are making their own version of chromecast which may be out within 2 months.

looks like its no longer available

hajj_3

[There is no amazon instant video app for android so no.



There is if your android device is a Kindle Fire - that has always had lovefilm streaming on the device
( but it won't stream lovefilm/prime to the chromecast yet).

Just managed to get one. Seems to momentarily keep going out of stock for some reason.

Banned

anyone know the specs on this device?

collected mine for pcworld 9am Guildford have over 140 in stock
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