It is super easy to use the Google Chromecast.
Plug it into the HDMI port on your tv, and switch your imput source. Complete the quick setup.
You will be able to easily stream movies, music, videos, and anything on the web on your tv with the press of a button. My Nexus 7 easily controls the Chromecast, but you can also use a smartphone or laptop.
The Chromecast is a Google product, but it works with iOS, and Chrome for Mac and Windows, as well as Android operating systems, so you aren't left out of the fun if you have an Apple product.
You use your device to control the Chromecast, so you don't have to worry about adding yet another remote to your collection.
Right now, the Chromecast supports Netflix, YouTube, HBO GO, Hulu Plus, Pandora, and Google Play Movies and Music. It will also cast anything you are viewing on the Chrome browser to your tv. This opens up a plethora of opportunities.
Being a homeschooling mom, the first thing I think of is how it could be especially useful for homeschool families and groups who want to easily stream a website or online video on a large screen. But that is far from the only use. The simple set up and small size make it easy to take the Chromecast with you, and use it anywhere.
Staples is giving away a Chromecast to one of my readers!
To Enter: Leave a comment telling me what you would stream to your tv with the Chromecast, and fill in the Rafflecopter widget below. There are extra entries for following and sharing this giveaway on social media.
Use this Rafflecopter widget to enter:
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The giveaway will run until April 21, 2014 at 12am EST.
Rules and other legal things:
-You must be a US resident with a US mailing address to enter.
-Winner will be contacted by email.
-Winner will have 48 hours to respond.
*Staples is responsible for shipping the Chromecast to the winner. I was sent a Chromecast to make my online video viewing easier, but was not compensated in any other way for this giveaway.