Google Chromecast

February 6, 2014 Timothy Uncategorized

Google recently released a software development kit to the greater world of developers and programmers. This will likely result in the announcement of new and novel uses for Google’s new $35 screencasting stick.

Not familiar with Google Chromecast? Watch this one-minute introductory video:

Pretty swift, huh? Simply plug the Chromecast stick into a nearby TV, connect it to the same WiFi as your computer or mobile device and then select the Chromecast icon in a compatible browser or app.

Need to work on the road? Use a Chromecast to enlarge your phone or tablet onto a hotel TV.

Need to train a small group? Plug a Chromecast into an existing TV and stream your presentation from your phone. Personally, I like the better idea of plugging the Chromecast into an HDMI capable projector and streaming from a handheld smart phone. Just swipe the screen to change slides or cue videos.

At Google’s low introductory price of just $35, consider experimenting with a Chromecast at your business. Use it for routine safety videos, new product demonstrations or award one for employee recognition.

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Tim, the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center's webmaster and technical training specialist, has been with ASBTDC since 1995. He retired from the U.S. Air Force with the rank of master sergeant. He's a bit gung-ho, turns cat food cans into cook stoves, and keeps packing ASBTDC equipment for rapid worldwide deployment, but he's your "go to" guy for technical solutions and full-scale disasters.

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