‘tis the season for casting

Whether it’s Lorde’s latest hit or your favourite Lord of the Rings film, Kiwi entertainment lovers can now use a Chromecast to bring their favourite content from a phone, tablet or laptop to the biggest screen in the home — the TV. A streaming media device that plugs into any HDTV in your house, Chromecast makes it easy to watch holiday flicks with the kids or the latest in the Batman series on the big screen.

Fast and easy to setup, Chromecast tucks neatly away behind your TV and works with Android, iOS, Windows, Mac and Chrome OS devices. It taps into the same experience of using apps and browsing the web that you’re familiar with on your smartphone, tablet, and laptop, so there’s nothing new to learn. You can cast from your Chrome browser, phone or tablet by simply opening a supported app or the browser and pressing the cast icon.
With Chromecast, your phone, tablet or laptop acts like a remote, but unlike other streaming solutions, you can still multitask. This means you can continue to laugh at Mutant Giant Spider Dog on the TV and send an email to your friends to tell them how great it is at the same time.

Chromecast in New Zealand supports YouTube, Google Play Music and Google Play Movies as well as apps from local partners Quickflix and Pandora. With the the open software development kit (SDK), any developer can integrate their app or website with Cast to make their content available and we’re looking forward to seeing the range of great TV shows, movies, music and more from local content creators which will soon be available for Kiwi audiences.

You can pick up a Chromecast from the Google Play Store and in JB Hi-Fi, Dick Smiths, The Warehouse or Noel Leeming.