Chromecast Catches

Casey Johnston, writing for Ars Technica:

Google’s latest device lets you stream directly to your TV from other devices.

That’s what I assumed yesterday as well, but I’m pretty sure now that’s not the case. Chromecast only streams video from the web; it has nothing like AirPlay. You can’t send video from your phone to Chromecast.

Other than price, I can’t see why anyone wouldn’t just buy an Apple TV instead. And even price-wise, it’s not like Apple TV is expensive.

Update: And even if price is that much of a factor, why not buy a Roku for $50? I just don’t get why anyone would want this.

Thursday, 25 July 2013