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 Quality Information Different manufacturers use different sound systems to improve your audio experience
- Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
- Bluetooth Enabled Information Wireless way of transferring data between electronic devices over short distances
- Compatible with
- Android 2.3 and higher, iOS 6 and higher, Mac OS X 10.7 and higher, Windows 7 and higher, Chrome OS.
- 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 Information Stores files and programmes. A portion of this may already be consumed by pre-installed data.
- Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
- Maximum Video Output Resolution
- 1080p (Full HD)
- Memory (RAM) Information Random Access Memory (RAM) allows your computer to multitask.
- 512 MB
- Model name / number
- Google Chromecast - 2nd generation
- Ports Information Ports used to connect other devices, for example USB to connect peripherals or HDMI to connect to a high definition display.
- TCP ports 8008 and 8009
- Power Supply
- USB (power adapter included)
- Processor Information The processor (also called CPU) is the "brain" of your computer and enables programmes to run.
- ARM Cortex-A9
- Weight Information Unpackaged weight
- Wi-Fi enabled
- Wireless networking
- Wi-Fi- 802.11ac
Click & collect
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- Standard delivery within 5 working days
- Next or named day delivery
- Named day UK delivery pre-10.30am
International delivery not available
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