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Why Google Chromecast isn't quite Apple TV... yet

#29 User is offline   Mrswine 

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  Posted 29 July 2013 - 12:24 PM

George76 said:

"Although you select content on your device, there’s no AirPlay-like streaming going on, no bits flowing between your tablet and your TV. Once you start something playing, you can stomp your Android phone under foot and the video will continue on its merry way." Doesn't that make more sense than streaming something to your phone/tablet only to then use Airplay to stream that media to the AppleTV? Seems silly to doubly tax your wireless network.


If you never wanted to show something from your device other than streaming video, then it might be silly. But there are plenty of people who, for instance, preview presentations from Keynote on their TV sets with Apple TV. Those who think you can do that just as easily by plugging into an HDMI dongle and cable have almost certainly never tried both.
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  Posted 29 July 2013 - 12:31 PM

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At $35 (along with three free months of Netflix, bringing the actual cost down to $11.03) No, you still have to pay $35 so the actual cost is $35. Free Netflix does not reduce the cost. That aside, this is an interesting device. I'm curious to see how they enhance the experience and how it affects competition in this space. If you are already paying for netflix it is a savings since you get the 3 months free so it is 11 dollars...if you did not have netflix..you are correct..its a gimmick that makes you sign up for netflix..but i would have paid those 3 months regardless and now it slike im getting a chrmoecast for 11 bucks for extending my netflix subscritpion for 3 months... This article is just made to make people feel better about supporting apple products and make them avoid using a non apple product and see how other devices can do just as much or often more for less money..when people realise this apple will either have to lower their prices to match competition or fail miserably. Its not that Apple doesnt make good products..its that they are overpriced...soon people will realize this.


Of course they'll realize something so patently self-evident that you had to claim it on the Macworld forum. Then Chromecast will destroy Apple just like Blackberry, Palm, Dell, MPC, and IBM did!
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