At a price of $35, you can’t go wrong with the Google Chromecast. This little device plugs into a HDMI input on your TV or projector and allows you to stream content from your mobile device or computer. A while back, I blogged about the AppleTV and how it can be used for ministry. The Chromecast is very similar and much cheaper than the $99 AppleTV.
This device is great for streaming youtube or Netflix or even small group videos from your computer to your TV. When you install a Google Chrome extension, you can share whatever you are viewing on your web browser directly on the TV. Google also has Chromecast apps for Android and iOS.
I haven’t picked one up yet, but I’m waiting for them to come back in stock at Amazon. Again, this would be handy to just keep in your computer bag and use when needed. I can really see this being useful for youth or children’s ministry. If you have a mac or iPhone, I still think the AppleTV is a better device, but again the price for the Chromecast is hard to beat. Here’s more info from Google.
Chromecast is a small and affordable ($35) device that you simply plug in to your high-definition (HD) TV and it allows you to use your phone, tablet or laptop to “cast” online content to your TV screen. It works with Netflix, YouTube, Google Play Movies & TV, and Google Play Music, with more apps like Pandora coming soon. With Chromecast, we wanted to create an easy solution that works for everyone, for every TV in the house.
Get started in 3 easy steps: plug Chromecast into any HDTV, connect it to WiFi, then send videos and more from your smartphone, tablet or laptop to your TV with the press of a button