Quantcast

New Improvements Coming as Chromecast Prepares to Go Global

Discussion in 'Google TV News' started by dgstorm, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2011
    Messages:
    113
    Likes Received:
    30
    Trophy Points:
    28
    [​IMG]

    To say the Chromecast is a rousing success is a bit of an understatement. It hit the market from out of nowhere like a whirlwind and quickly became the top selling Amazon device for quite some time. Now that some of the dust has settled, the Chromecast is now preparing to wow us yet again. Google's Chromecast chief Mario Queiroz recently shared that new improvements are coming for the "little device that could" (our reference), and this is in fact in preparation to take the Chromecast to the global stage.

    Before Chromecast, Google struggled to gain any traction in our living rooms. Despite being a solid product, Google TV just hasn't struck a chord with the "traditional living room crowd." The Chromecast, on the other hand, makes getting streaming content to our TV much easier. The strength of the device is...

    Continue Reading @: New Improvements Coming as Chromecast Prepares to Go Global
     
  2. CatfishRivers

    CatfishRivers Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2011
    Messages:
    14,605
    Likes Received:
    877
    Trophy Points:
    113
    The following from the full CNET article doesn't exactly sound like a ringing endorsement for Google TV:

    ** According to Queiroz, the $35 Chromecast represents Google's desire to integrate your various media obsessions into one streamlined device."Our goal has always been to make it so that there wouldn't be a separate implementation for mobile and TV and set-top boxes," he said. **

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57...als-chromecast-prepares-for-the-global-stage/

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Chromecast is selling well and gaining popularity - while GTV is on life support. Thus far Chromecast is siphoning off GTV sales.
     
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2014
  3. ChrisG8

    ChrisG8 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2011
    Messages:
    3,846
    Likes Received:
    462
    Trophy Points:
    83
    I agree Chromecast takes sales away from Google TV but it is not suitable for everyboby, some market will want a lot more than Chromecast can do. Both products can coexist.
     
  4. Carlszone

    Carlszone Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2012
    Messages:
    1,133
    Likes Received:
    182
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Norfolk Va
    Hmm...

    If Google TV devices were sold at $35.00 per unit, would the sales be on par w/Chromecast? If so, then yes GTV can co-exist.

    But GTV can never sell at such a price because there are too many middlemen in the mix. Simply upgrading GTV is a haphazard fragmented enterprise. How many companies will remain loyal to the platform is always uncertain. Logitech, Sony, Hisense, Netgear, Vizio, LG, Asus and maybe Nexus at some future date, will always have conflicting interests elsewhere.

    Chromecast is the simple alternative to such a confusing array of devices and companies.

    Co-existing is not an option...

    Carl
     
  5. CatfishRivers

    CatfishRivers Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2011
    Messages:
    14,605
    Likes Received:
    877
    Trophy Points:
    113
    IMO the only way GTV boxes have a chance to survive is if the full Chromecast functionality is built into GTV boxes - and the GTV boxes sell for around $99. As ChrisG8 mentioned some people will want a more full featured experience with the full Google Play Store. But even if Chromecast is built into GTV - I still see it deflecting some sales away from GTV - as some people that might of otherwise purchased a $99 GTV box will instead find that a $35 Chromecast meets their needs.

    Previously it had been stated (on the blogs of some GTV employees) that full Chromecast functionality would be built into the GTV Jellybean update from the get-go. Thus far Google has whiffed on that assessment. Hopefully Chromecast can be added to GTV Jellybean devices via an update.

    There is also the chance that some of the content providers such as Hulu, HBOGO, etc - might not want their Chromecast apps accessable on a GTV device. I know it seems strange - because all of the content ends up on the TV anyway. However previously many of the content providers have shown a reluctance to have their content on GTV - while anyone can just connect a PC to the TV to get said content.

    Because Chromecast sells well - it will attract the app developers. It's a chicken-or-the-egg thing. GTV doesn't sell well and doesn't attract much app development. But on the other hand GTV needs more optimized apps to succeed. Jellybean might be nice with the interface and all - but content is king. Already HBOGO and Hulu have built apps for Chromecast - something they never did in over three years for GTV. So a marriage of GTV & Chromecast would mean GTV inherits critical optimized apps. We'll see.....
     
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2014
  6. Carlszone

    Carlszone Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2012
    Messages:
    1,133
    Likes Received:
    182
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Norfolk Va
    Simple question...

    Does Chromecast support Flash?
     
  7. CatfishRivers

    CatfishRivers Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2011
    Messages:
    14,605
    Likes Received:
    877
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Yes it does.
     
  8. Carlszone

    Carlszone Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2012
    Messages:
    1,133
    Likes Received:
    182
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Norfolk Va
    Enough said.
     
  9. pmcd

    pmcd Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2012
    Messages:
    374
    Likes Received:
    39
    Trophy Points:
    28
    But Flash is not running on the Chromecast hardware, or does it ? It's not clear what is meant by supporting Flash. You can AirPlay Flash sites to an Apple TV but that doesn't mean it supports Flash.

    Philip

    Sent from my GT-N5110
     
  10. Carlszone

    Carlszone Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2012
    Messages:
    1,133
    Likes Received:
    182
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Norfolk Va
    Howdy

    It's simple. If you can cast Flash media files to your TV via Chromecast then it supports Flash. Those w/the JB update on GTV cannot. Anything the device can cast is the basis of support. All apps that come with Chromecast are native, but they are still apps. The beauty of CC is that it doesn't have to actually perform any function except casting & streaming. This can be built upon and other features added, but hopefully not enough to change its simplicity & ease of use.

    GTV even w/an innate Chromecast app or built in feature will always be dependent on and limited to what Google & partners add to the mix. And folks, it ain't looking good!!! So, no. GTV & CC cannot possibly co-exist. Ya'll watch... It will be either/or...

    Take Care

    Carl
     
  11. pmcd

    pmcd Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2012
    Messages:
    374
    Likes Received:
    39
    Trophy Points:
    28
    I am a bit confused here. What happens when you "cast" a Flash video to the the Chromecast dongle from say a laptop. What is processing what? Perhaps I don't get what "casting" means.

    Philip
     
  12. y.z.loove

    y.z.loove New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2014
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    احبك


    تم الإرسال بواسطة iPhone بإستخدام Tapatalk
     

Share This Page