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Sr. Citizen Basic Questions, Please

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  1. Robert11

    Robert11 New Member

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    Hello,

    Sr. Citizen now, and not too sharp with this "stuff" anymore.
    My kids are even less technically inclined.
    Would be most appreciative for any help.

    Ordered a new Chromecast Dongle from Amazon for them, but it seems that the orders are very backed up.
    No firm delivery date yet. Must be very popular.

    But, would like to get a head start on understanding what we can do with it.

    a. I understand that you can Stream Netflix and Pandorra directly to the TV. Great.
    What else can be Streamed for free ? For a fee ?

    b. Can they view home movies, taken and on their iPhone and iPad, on the TV now ? APP required ? How to get ?

    c. Same as (b) but from their Windows 7 PC ? Would they have to install the Chrome Browser to do it ? Or,...?

    d. And, I guess the most basic question of all: What else, and other things, can we do with it (and how) ? More things possible if Chrome Browser is used ?

    What else should I be asking that I'm not smart enough to even know that I don't know ?

    Thanks again; appreciate the help,
    Bob
     
  2. ETPhoneHomeT

    ETPhoneHomeT New Member

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    Hi Robert. Looks like you're on the Android Central forum as well and got some good responses there to your questions.
     
  3. revue5

    revue5 Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    a. http://www.googletvforum.org/forum/google-chromecast/8287-chromecast-native-apps-list.html#post53769
    b. http://www.googletvforum.org/forum/google-chromecast/8287-chromecast-native-apps-list.html#post53961
    c. Yes, you need Chrome browser & Cast extension (on a PC).
    d. You can cast (mirror) any tab from Chrome browser - however Netflix & YouTube have a "Play on" - the rest still under beta ...
    http://www.googletvforum.org/forum/google-chromecast/8221-chromecast-tips.html#post53238
     
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2013

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