Chromecast 2 is a streaming media device made by Google. Chromecast devices run on a simplified version of Google’s Chrome OS. With the Google device, you’ve got glorified gateways to streaming content. It’s a portal for your favorite streaming apps on your mobile device to be “cast” onto your TV. If you own an Android or iOS device, buy the new Chromecast (it’s called Chromecast 2). Its smart phone app on Play Store is now branded as Google Home. Surprisingly, you can buy a Chromecast 2 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
The Chromecast’s features is unique when compared to other streaming media devices such Amazon Fire TV stick or Roku Streaming Player. Using apps on your mobile device (smartphone or tablet) or computer, you essentially hand off — or cast — content to the Chromecast by tapping the Chromecast symbol from within the app.
Smart remote control
Your phone is your remote. No separate remote means no additional device to deal with or to learn how to use it.
Google’s Chromecast devices can run on Android tablets and smartphones, iPads and iPhones, and Chrome for Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS X.
Third party apps
Cast your Android screen from the Chromecast app. An app called AllCast adds Chromecast support, streams local media to your TV. There is also an app called Tube Cast, which offers some limited YouTube functionality for Windows phones over Chromecast.
Using Netflix on your Chromecast. The Google’s streaming device is highly supported by Netflix.
Stream in your hotel room. Watch media that’s stored on your other devices. Or you can even take the Cheomecast with you when you travel.
Mirror Android screen
This feels like magic when you’re able to stream what you see on your Android devices to the TV. You can show your photos and videos with your family members and loved in your sweet home.