There are many features of Chromecast that are unknown to its users. Hence in this, we will make you aware of the hidden functions of Chromecast.
Google has made everything simple whether searching, mailing, and its Chromecast has the potential to take over the TV. As we all know Chromecast is a streaming dongle which got its colorful makeover in 2015 and upgraded as 4k ultra last year.
The unknown features of this amazing device are following:
- VR mirror:
VR stands for virtual reality. It is amusing to see someone experience a virtual reality for a few minutes. Here it is possible to know what the person wearing the goggles can see. You can send what is on the headset to a TV with Google’s daydream view.
- Ethernet adapter:
It is a handy gadget which is useful for streaming Netflix, YouTube, and other content from your smartphones to television, but you need a reliable WIFI connection to deliver streams that don’t buffer. If the network is not strong enough, then you have Ethernet adaptor for Chromecast. It is an existing Chromecast power cord, but the plug end now includes a small Ethernet port. You can connect an Ethernet cable which is also connected to your modem to that port, plug in the USB end of the adaptor into the Chromecast, attach Chromecast to the HDMI port on your TV, and now it’s ready.
- Facebook live:
You can even watch your great content of Facebook live on big screen (like ahem, PCMag’s random access). For connecting Facebook live broadcast to a TV, it is necessary that the content you are casting from and the TV are linked to the same wifi network. After that open your Facebook live broadcast and hit the cast icon that appears on the screen.
Tap the “present” option on the top-right of your presentation, choose option “present on another screen” and pick the Chromecast device for Google slides, with this you can show your presentation using Chromecast as Google cast inbuilt with Chrome.
To old-school slideshows, it can serve as a modern-day alternative, without projectors. With this, you can cast your pictures from Google photos on ios, android, and the pc to your television. Find the cast icon on the top of the Google photos icon and tap to connect.
- Turn your TV into a DJ:
For playing music from TV with Chromecast, download Google plays music. After downloading, open the app and select cast icon, select Chromecast from the device list, and play what you want to.
- Drive-in movies:
One of the common complaints about this device is that it doesn’t support local media playback, so the content you have saved in cloud can’t be tapped. But there is a media management app plex, with which you can stream music, movies, and photos via the Chromecast. It organizes your content and enjoys watching it from tablets, TVs, phones, and more. For this feature, sign up for the service, and then download the Plex app, open it, and sent the content to Chromecast.
- Kid n play:
YouTube kids, the perfect app that let kids watch videos according to their age from the Google own video website. It can restrict the content and even on search, tech-savvy kids can now cast their favorite videos to the TV.
So, these were few features that one must know to make an optimum use of their Chromecast for more information always head to Chromecast com support.