Google in the first quarter of 2016 surpassed Apple, selling twice as many of their Google your Chromecast set-top boxes. Such popularity is not least linked to the price of the device - Google Chromecast is several times cheaper than the Apple TV. Plus, the second generation Chromecast works much faster than the previous, broadcasting on the TV screen games, applications and websites in the Chrome browser on your laptop.
Specifications Google Chromecast 2:
Chromecast 2 - a set top box, media player, which allows streaming to watch movies, listen to music, browse the pages and photos from the Internet - directly on the TV screen. The data can also come from mobile devices on the Android or IOS, as well as in the Chrome browser on any computer.
Chromecast 2 compared to the first version of the device has a successful design, it is in the form of a small disc (about 5 cm in diameter and slightly less than one and a half centimeters in thickness) with a short cable HDMI (11 cm long with the connector), rather than as HDMI. This design is more convenient, allows you to connect to TVs, located close to the wall.
The upper side of the body is made of glossy plastic on it is applied embossed logo in the middle. Bottom and side face are made of opaque plastic in the color of the HDMI cable.
The HDMI connector has a magnet and can be attached to the body of the player. On the side face is micro-USB port, next to him - button reset to factory settings (power button in the player is absent).
Chromecast is connected to a TV via an HDMI cable, the power goes through the micro-USB port, in some cases, possible power from the USB port of the TV, even though Google warns that not every TV
will provide the proper voltage have to be connected to a power outlet.
After the first connection you have to set up your Chromecast, to communicate with him. All it takes is a couple of minutes and is only a few steps, is reduced to the device and connect it to the name of the home network Wi-Fi.
After this operation, the player works without any problems with your devices connected to the home network Wi-Fi.
Now you can enjoy watching content from services such as YouTube, movies on Google Play, Google Play Music, Spotif, and etc. The simple principle streaming. If you want to watch TV on YouTube videos or listen to music from Spotify, you only need Chromecast. The device receives a command and starts streaming the selected material directly from the Internet. It is important to note that there is not only the picture but also the sound.
In addition to viewing the video, you can also now play games on their mobile device on a big screen TV.
Befriend the Google Chrome browser with Chromecast, you will be able to stream images from the Web sites on your TV. Just install the appropriate extension in the Chrome browser. A web application Plex, you can stream movies and TV shows directly from the disk of your computer.
The Chromecast 2 also had such a function as "Background", it is activated when the player is on, but idle. The TV screen displays the weather, time, a slideshow of photos.