Chromecast is a line of digital media player which is created by Google. It enables a person with mobile device or personal computer to start and control playback of internet streamed audio or visual content on HD television or audio system via mobile and web apps which supports Google cast technology. The first generation Chromecast was created on 24 July 2013 and was available for purchase on same day in market of United States. Its initial price was US$35.
The second generation Chromecast was only audio model and was named as Chromecast Audio, which was released in September 2015. New model named as Chromecast ultra supported 4K resolution and high dynamic range. It was released in November 2016. It had potential for supporting future app support. The Google cast SDK was released on 3 February 2014. It allowed third parties to edit their software to run with Chromecast and receivers of cast.
As per Google, around 20,000 Google cast ready apps are available till May 2015. Around 30 million units have been sold since its launch and also it was one of the best selling streaming devices of United States in year 2014 as per NPD group. Chromecast is a fundamentally a media steaming gadget that gets stopped with the HDMI port with the TV. The client can just basically utilize the cell phone and the TV gets associated and owes the surge of your most loved TV shows, motion picture and a great deal more readily available. One might need to appreciate the gadget yet the clients must know the technique to Set up Chromecast.
Features As Well As Operations of Chromecast:
A Chromecast audio device was connected to powered speaker auxiliary port. Chromecast usually allows two methods in order to stream content- first employs mobile and web apps which supports Google Cast technology and second one offers mirroring of content from web browser Google Chrome running on personal computer and content shown on Android devices as well. In both of the cases, play back is started via “cast” button on sender device.
In case, when no content is streamed, video enabled Chromecasts shows user personalized content feed named as “backdrop” which includes featured and personal images, weather, satellite images, weather forecasts etc. Chromecast Audio was updated in December 2015 that supported high resolution audio (24 bit/96 kHz) and multi-room playback.
Users may simultaneously play audio across multiple Chromecast Audio devices thereby grouping with use of Google Home mobile apps. This is wonderful feature of Chromecast Audio. In case HDMI ports of television supports the Consumer Electronics Control feature that presses the cast button. It also results in video capable Chromecast automatically that turns on the television and switches active audio/video input of television using the CEC command i.e. “One Touch Playback”.
Features of Chromecast Ultra:
Chromecast Ultra is quite similar to design available on second generation model that features upgraded hardware which support streams of 4K resolution content as well as high dynamic range via HDR10 and Dolby Vision formats. Google said that Chromecast Ultra loads video around 1.8 times faster than earlier models.
Unlike earlier models which includes powered via a USB port, Chromecast Ultra requires using power supply for connecting to wall outlet. The power supply also allows Ethernet port for wired connection to facilitate fast network speeds needed to stream 4K content. The model number NC2-6A5-D is quite identical to second generation Chromecast and is not followed by a “D”.