Google launches Chromecast in PH
Television (TV) buffs can now cast their favorite shows, films and music from smartphone to big screen as Google on Monday officially launched Chromecast in the Philippines, a thumb-sized media-streaming device that plugs into the high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) port of TV units.
“Chromecast connects your phone, tablet or computer to your TV so you can watch your favorite shows and movies with ease. This powerful yet affordable streaming device is a TV buff’s best friend and we’re excited to make it available to the Philippines,” said Mickey Kim, head of Asia-Pacific Partnerships for Chromecast.
Kim said Chromecast, which has sold more than 20 million devices worldwide, is easy to set up and works across different platforms. Users just need to simply plug in the device to an HDMI port, connect it to Wi-Fi, and cast content using an Android phone, tablet, iPhone, iPad, Mac or Windows laptop or Chromebook.
Chromecast also allows users to access billions of videos on YouTube or watch flicks through Google Play Movies as the device supports both applications. Among other applications compatible with Chromecast are Spotify, Hooq, NBA and Just Dance Now.
Kim added that Chromecast also runs a “simplified” version of the Chrome operating system which allows users to mirror their Chrome tabs or their entire Android phone on TV for a “more immersive experience.”
“Your mobile is the new remote,” he said, adding that multiple users can use Chromecast as long as they are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
Chromecast also supports multitasking as users can switch to other applications without disrupting the content being cast to the TV screen. Globe mobile postpaid and home broadband customers may avail of the device with discount or free of charge through various Chromecast bundle subscriptions.
Chromecast is officially available in Globe stores starting today, Dec. 14, at a price of P1,995. RAM