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Chromecast!
« on: July 24, 2013, 05:30:16 PM »
Although not technically a part of 4.3 my best part of the presentation (yes I watched it live) was Chromecast, that's some really cool stuff... Otherwise the restricted profiles is brilliant for letting the kids play on my N7...

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Re: Chromecast!
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2013, 07:51:25 PM »
I will have to agree with JayJ, the Chromecast device was sweet, in fact I ordered one today from Amazon. At this point it will not display local content from your device, but with the release of the SDK, I believe we will see an app for local content very soon. $35 US and free shipping was too good to pass up.

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Re: Chromecast!
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2013, 08:45:09 PM »
Unfortunately it's not available here in the UK yet, hopefully we won't have to wait as long as we did for o other Google services or worse still accessories like the still not available Qi charger for the Nexus 4...

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Re: Chromecast!
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2013, 01:15:29 AM »
Finally, something new for the Nexus 7!

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Re: Chromecast!
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2013, 07:35:43 AM »
Unfortunately it's not available here in the UK yet, hopefully we won't have to wait as long as we did for o other Google services or worse still accessories like the still not available Qi charger for the Nexus 4...

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Could we order from the US?

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Re: Chromecast!
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2013, 07:40:26 AM »
Could we order from the US?

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Yeah I see no reason why not but avoid eBay because people are just out to make money and anywhere else you'll have UK Import charges because it's outside the EU...

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Re: Chromecast!
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2013, 07:43:33 AM »
Cool.

Should be able to access my videos via MEDIABROWSER3 if I use my DDNS address.

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Re: Chromecast!
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2013, 08:04:13 AM »
Damn, Amazon.com are out of stock... Let me know if you find anywhere please CBers...

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Re: Chromecast!
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2013, 04:54:10 PM »
My Chromecast shows ordered from Amazon.com, but they are "Not Able" to show a shipping date at this time and I am to be notified by email when a ship date is available. I will post any status changes, as it may indicate when stock is available.
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Re: Chromecast!
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2013, 06:21:47 PM »
Does chromecast actually receive any files from a tablet or computer, or does it just get a link to the same web content displayed in either? In other words, is it reliant on the web, or can it be used without web access?
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Re: Chromecast!
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2013, 07:19:00 PM »
Chromecast does require a WiFi connection to the Internet,  so basically your phone, tablet, laptop, or computer acts as a remote control that accesses allowed internet content, from sources like Google Play music and videos, Netflix, and YouTube. As stated, you cannot play local content stored on your device, at this time, but look for it in the future.

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Re: Chromecast!
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2013, 07:40:40 PM »
Damn, Amazon.com are out of stock... Let me know if you find anywhere please CBers...

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I order this afternoon from Bestbuy.com, it takes 3-5 days before shipping.
Check with your local Bestbuy, miy local store ran out of stock this morning

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Re: Chromecast!
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2013, 03:07:39 PM »
Thanks Dominic but I'm in the UK so no Best Buy here, Nexus 7 2013 and Chromecast aren't going to be available here for a few months...

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