|Platforms||Android 5.0 and up|
Everyone around the world is now strongly encouraged to stay at home and practice social distancing to keep them safe from the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Community lockdown is being implemented in different parts of the world and that includes cancellations of huge events, parties and other gatherings that might worsen the pandemic. While we all stay at home, we can look for various ways to entertain ourselves. Luckily, we got streaming apps that allow us to watch out favorite movies and tv series and keep us all from boredom. While most programs today are now accessible through mobile devices using some of the popular streaming service providers like Netflix and Hulu, we can still upgrade our watching experience through devices like Chromecast.
Entertainment to a New Level
Chromecast is a device that allows you to stream videos and other Internet-streamed audiovisual content on High definition television through mobile devices and apps that support Chromecast technology. It’s basically Google’s answer to Amazon’s Alexa. They both work the same way with some notable distinctions. To gain full access to Chromecast-supported devices, you need to download Google Home on your mobile. Like Alexa, it comes with a virtual assistant that can be commanded using nothing but your voice. This impressive voice-recognition technology absolutely makes your life a lot easier by helping you do things like accessing various forms of media, managing your daily tasks, and control numerous devices using your voice.
The Google Home app on your mobile will serve as a remote control. All you need is to download the app and simply assign your devices to rooms to control everything in one place. Take note that this app works only for Google Home devices, Smart Displays, and other devices that are labeled “Made for Google” like C by GE smart bulbs and Philips Hue Bluetooth to name a few. As you download the app, you just have to sync the app either with your existing Google Account or create a new one. The app also allows you to play and control TV shows and movies on any TV that supports Chromecast technology.
Some of the popular voice-supported partners include Netflix, HBO Now, YouTube TV and more. You can also view your Google Photos and enjoy a slideshow of your favorite pictures. If you are a music lover, you can always stream your favorite songs and music to any speakers that have Chromecast Audio plugged in.
Manage Daily Tasks in One Tap
Google Home is more than just a tool for streaming movies and tv series. If configured correctly, this app can actually allow you to control everything in just a few taps. It allows you to watch and listen to various forms of media through your mobile device. You can play music from popular music streaming services and you can even sort them by artists, song, genre, album, playlist, and more. On top of that, Google Home also allows you to be updated with the latest news from various news sources, listen to your favorite podcast or popular radio stations.
Interestingly, Aside from taking control of your daily streaming routines, Google Home can also be your time management buddy. Through this app, you can get daily help with your personal routines. All it takes is one command and let your Google Assistant do the rest of the jobs for you. You can get curated daily snippets about your day which includes weather, calendar, commute, reminders, and news. Users can conveniently ask for traffic and travel times. Users can also get the current weather forecasts for their current home location or even from other locations as well. You can also get your schedule or ask about an event using the Google Calendar feature.
Chromecast and its Google Home app are generally useful in so many ways and they will surely make your life a lot easier. It brings your watching experience to a new level while allowing you to manage and control various daily routines in just a few taps. Above all, compared to its leading competitors, Google Home is notably way cheaper yet the quality of services you can get from it was never compromised. For those who are using the Zoom app to establish a Work-from-home environment during the lockdown, Chromecast can also be configured.