Anyone who is an owner of the Google Chromecast should be happy to hear that the giant tech company has opened the door for all developers to build their application in a compatible format for the device. Up to date the Chromecast has been limited in the applications that work without having to hack the device. Though the applications that have been working are more than enough to give the $35 wireless HDMI streaming stick it’s value and some.
The release of the news came at the start of this week with much anticipation within the communities of Chromecast owners talking online. Netflix, HBO Go, Pandora, Hulu Plus will all have some more competition although they did get a big head start in building a solid audience on the popular device. At $35 you can see this as being a strong competitor to Apple TV and Roku which are both a much more pricier option.
Just as Google’s Chromebooks, the Chromecast is budgeted at a price point that most people will buy one, even if they don’t necessarily need it. Mobile gamer's may also have found another solution as this can hopefully handle online gaming with a solid fps. Long have gamer's of Modern Combat, Need For Speed and other game with high quality graphics on the big screen.
Video chat is another thing that could come into the Chromecast light, being able to answer Google Hangout video chats or Skype calls. The Chromecast is just another device in Google’s plans to automate our homes, just imagine waking up to a fully cooked breakfast in your kitchen you ordered from you phone in bed. Well maybe that’s a bit of a far off thought, but it’s not a crime to dream.
Do you have a Chromecast? Leave your thoughts below in the comments section on whether or not you have enjoyed it. What would you like to see from the developers in building for the Google Chromecast?