Connect
To Top

Gadget : Chromecast

gadget
Today, streaming media isn’t a new idea, but the rise of Internet-based on-demand services like Netflix and Amazon prime instant video means that it’s becoming more and more popular as a way to watch TV. Chromecast is an inexpensive media streaming adapter that turns any HDMI-equipped television into an app-driven smart TV when paired with a phone, tablet or computer. The total package is Google’s answer to products like apple TV and Roku 3 not to mention Google’s forthcoming Nexus Player and the Amazon Fire TV. All devices are designed to take your digital content and get it up on your big screen without fuss or fiddle. Priced at only Shs80,000 it’s a very simple setup that Google is offering:
The Chromecast is a small HDMI dongle that plugs directly into your TV, and connects to your Wi-Fi network. One chooses what to watch on another device, and then Chromecast streams that content from the Internet and displays it on your TV.
it has no real interface of its own. It just sits and waits for your other devices to tell it what to stream. This gadget is one a person living or working in rural areas where local station networks are a problem. However, in Africa some apps tied to this gadget like the music app Pandora do not work. Another notable problem is the poor Internet network that may not be fast enough to run the live stream and if one has the Internet, it may be a very expensive gadget to maintain.

More in Shopping

  • Fashion tip: The head wrap:

    The head wrap: The weather is terrible and the January financial crisis should not be reason for you to carry a...

    Christine NakalungiJanuary 21, 2017
  • Fashion tip: Yeezy Crepe sole Boots for men

    Yeezy Crepe sole Boots for men: Here is a style for the guys who enjoy stepping out in style – literally....

    Christine NakalungiJanuary 14, 2017
  • Fashion tip : The one shoulder trend

    The one shoulder trend: It’s a new year and we all know what that means – wardrobe change. If you are...

    Christine NakalungiJanuary 7, 2017
  • Fashion tip : THE DOUBLE HAIR BUN

    THE DOUBLE HAIR BUN: The festive season is here and we all know how troubling it is to find different hairstyles...

    Christine NakalungiDecember 24, 2016
  • Fashion tip: ASFAs glamour

    ASFAs glamour: The theme was ‘Bring fashion to the Asfas’ and fashion did Kampala and Africa bring to this year’s Abryanz...

    Christine NakalungiDecember 17, 2016
  • Fashion tip: The eyelet

    THE EYELET: You have probably been rocking this trend unknowingly, so now you know that you have a gem in your...

    Christine NakalungiDecember 3, 2016
  • Fashion tip: Peep toe boots

    Peep toe boots: Do you ever wear boots and wish they had a little breathing space, especially so you can show...

    Christine NakalungiNovember 26, 2016
  • Fashion tip : The sleeveless duster blazer

    The sleeveless duster blazer : Move waistcoats and full blazers, step in the sleeveless duster blazer. With this you do not...

    Christine NakalungiNovember 19, 2016
  • Fashion tip: The bell sleeves

    They are back, and you should not be waiting long to rock this sexy look. The beauty about it is that...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 29, 2016