Product code: 80220604
From small screen to big screen – Google’s new Chromecast allows you to send your favourite online entertainment from your smartphone, tablet or laptop straight to your TV.
How it works
No need to buy a new TV - just plug the Chromecast into the HDMI port of the set you already have and use your mobile, tablet or laptop to broadcast films, television shows, music, games and other media straight to the screen using your Wi-Fi connection. Designed to work with iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, Mac and Windows laptops and Chromebooks, so no need to buy any extras phone or computing devices.
New look, new capabilities
Chromecast's new disc design helps to keep the device further away from other devices and connections plugged into your TV. It's not just an aesthetic improvement either: Chromecast now includes support for more Wi-Fi streaming standards (including 802.11ac, 5Ghz). The number of antennae in the device has also been increased to three, providing optimal Wi-Fi streaming.
Chromecast makes huddling around a laptop or tablet screen with tiny speakers to watch a movie a thing of the past. Easily enjoy episodes you've missed or newly-discovered shows by accessing online content from apps like BBC iPlayer or Netflix; select films from Google Play Movies and TV; and bring a party to life by watching the latest music videos via YouTube, Google Play Music and the Chrome browser. If you are fed up with your own tunes, then you can get your friends and family connected their devices to your wireless network, without any additional set up.
Because Chromecast streams from your device, it uses the interface you're used to control it. Manage playback and volume controls simply and easily with your chosen device, with no need for extra remotes.
Chromecast is a trademark of Google inc.
- Accessories Included
- HDMI extender, USB power cable, power adapter
- Audio Details
Different manufacturers use different sound systems to improve your audio experience
- Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
- Bluetooth Enabled
Bluetooth is a wireless way of transferring data between electronic devices over short distances
- H12 x W35 x D72 mm
- File Formats
- "Video: . H.264 High Profile Level 4.1(the processor can decode up to 720/60 or 1080/30) . VP8 Audio: . HE-AAC . LC-AAC . MP3 . Vorbis . WAV(LPCM)"
- Hard drive
Stores files like videos and images, and programmes such as games. A portion of this may already be allocated to data like your operating system
- Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
- Memory (RAM)
Random Access Memory (RAM) allows your computer to multitask. Measured in GB, More RAM will help to run games or demanding programs like video editing more efficiently.
- 512 MB
- Model name / number
- Google Chromecast - 2nd generation
Ports used to connect other devices, for example USB to connect peripherals or HDMI to connect to a high definition display. There may be different types of ports, eg. some USB ports can charge a plugged in device while the unit is in sleep mode
- TCP ports 8008 and 8009
- Power Supply
- USB (power adapter included)
The processor (also called CPU) is the "brain" of your computer and enables programmes to run. Modern processors feature multiple cores that can adapt the speed they run at depending on the task
- ARM Cortex-A9
Unpackaged weight of the product
- Wi-Fi enabled
- Wireless networking
- Wi-Fi- 802.11ac