Revisiting the Chromecast. Am I the only one that's still underwhelmed?

Discussion in 'Chromecast' started by GeorgeB, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. GeorgeB

    GeorgeB Staff Member Community Manager

    Oct 23, 2012
    Don't get me wrong, I'm really happy Google opened the SDK for developers a while back and made apps available for Windows phone users. I'm just really hoping developers start putting out some decent apps soon. I have to admit so far I'm pretty underwhelmed by the Chromecast feature set. I get it's just $30-$35, but with everything its main competitors the Roku and AppleTV can do, it just feels like an incomplete attempt to enter the market.

    Thoughts?Am I being to hard on it by expecting too much?
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  3. cobywill

    cobywill Well-Known Member

    Dec 14, 2013
    East Coast, USA
    I agree George. I'm in the same boat. I keep saying "it's only $30"... then i ask myself... what will I use it for.. my Roku seems to have much more and its easier to use
  4. GeorgeB

    GeorgeB Staff Member Community Manager

    Oct 23, 2012
    I might have spoken too soon. I stand by my initial assessment that it doesn't hold up to all the hype, right now. But it looks like things are on the horizon that may help it live up to at least some of its promise.

    Android screen mirroring for Chromecast may be coming.
  5. sidd230

    sidd230 Founding Member Founding Member

    Nov 27, 2013
    I don't think its marketed as a media streaming device. Its more like Apple's AIrPlay.

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