Hey everybody, this is Tim from Androidpcreview.com and we are here with the new Chromecast streaming media device from Google.
Google announced this device a few days ago with the new Nexus 7. Now, everybody was expecting the new Nexus 7, but nobody really saw this little guy coming. As you know from looking through our site, this is not the first streaming media device that connects to your TV so you can use apps like YouTube and Netflix, but it is the first one to be put out by a company as big as Google.
So let’s unbox it and take a look.
The first thing you’ll notice is that the packaging is really small and simple, almost minimalistic. On the back, it really just emphasizes four apps – Chrome, YouTube, Netflix and the Google Play store.
On the inside, you’ll see some very basic instructions and the device itself. Now, there’s really not a whole lot to this device, especially if you’ve seen some of the other reviews we’ve done. There’s just an HDMI port and a USB port for power. That’s it. No memory slot, no USB accessory slot because it doesn’t need them. Everything operates from your phone or computer that you’re using to control the Chromecast.
They also include some basic cables here with the Chromecast. We’ve got a USB cord, again for powering the unit. You can plug it directly into your TV, if your TV has a USB port on it. Or you can use the included USB AC adapter. Pretty standard stuff there. Finally, we also have an HDMI extender cable. Just in case you need a little more room to get at your HDMI port.
And that’s it. Like I said, very minimalist in terms of the contents. Look for a full review soon and as always, check us out on AndroidPCReview.com and give us a thumbs up if you enjoyed this video.