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    Do I need a smart TV for the new version of the Chromecast?   (11 Answers)

    By Anonymous November 2, 2015.

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      No. All you need is an hdmi slot and a Wi-Fi connection.

      By Anthony November 3, 2015.

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      what exactly is chromecast   (10 Answers)

      By jayrose April 7, 2016.

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        This tells you everyting thing you need to know: http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/chromecast-features/

        By ConsumerGuy April 20, 2016.

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        What's the difference from the old version   (10 Answers)

        Hey, what is the difference in the 2015 from the old version.

        By Pancho September 29, 2015.

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          The main difference is the more powerful speed that it operates over your home wifi. It now features the a/c wifi with dual band 2.5 and 5 gh. Also, the user interface is much more easy to search for media you care about and sorts it accordingly. It's increased speed and less buffering delays is huge. And although not 4K, it's display quality is much better or actual HD. . BUT be advised. Although today was "launch day" it is only available to pre-order through Google Store and Best Buy after Oct. 2nd. . Actual in store availability isn't until October 8th. .

          By highdef2012 September 29, 2015.

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          Will this one have Amazon prime   (11 Answers)

          By Anonymous September 30, 2015.

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            No, Amazon and Google are competitors. Both have streaming devices. But you can mirror your android phone to the tv, and watch amazon from your phone. A little work around.

            By adam October 1, 2015.

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            Will it work using a laptop?   (11 Answers)

            Also, can I access the Yahoo search engine?

            By Easygoer October 6, 2015.

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              It can work with a laptop, using Chrome and the Chromecast extension, but you need an iOS or Android device to do the initial setup. You don't do searches on the Chromecast itself, you search for content on your device or laptop and then "cast" it to the Chromecast.

              By Keith November 6, 2015.

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              Will Chromecast work on my T V   (12 Answers)

              At the present time, I watch movies using Netflex with a hdmi cable between my laptop (using Wi-Fi) and the T V. If I were to install Chromecast, would I be able to just Wi-Fi from my router to my T V , and be able to omit the NDMI cable?

              By Anonymous January 9, 2016.

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                The Chromecast is like a dongle. One side is HDMI that plugs into your TV, the other side has a female micro USB port. The Chromecast comes with the USB cable, but you will have to power the Chromecast by plugging the other end of the USB cable into a wall charger block and into an outlet or if your TV has a USB port, that should be able to power it too.

                By GBinEG January 11, 2016.

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                is it compatible to stream Hulu   (11 Answers)

                I want to stream Hulu I already stream Netflex can I stream Hulu from this device?

                By ladywolf October 13, 2015.

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                  The Chromecast itself doesn't have pre installed or loaded apps. You use your tablet/phone to open your app and stream to the Chromecast. You just load Hulu on your phone or tablet, even through a chrome browser tab on your computer with the right extension. Then you hit the Cast button in the app, select the Chromecast to connect to and it will display on your tv. Just have to be on the same wifi network.

                  By KB112 October 21, 2015.

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                  does it stream WITHOUT the jumpiness the old one had?   (11 Answers)

                  noticed a lot of jumpiness with the original chromecast, does the new model cast any smoother?

                  By doc November 24, 2015.

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                    Yes it works a lot better then the 1st Gen. I would recommend that you connect to the 5GHz wifi if you have that speed.

                    By Kevin November 27, 2015.

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                    What are the reoccurring costs for subscriptions or is the chromecast like Roku with channel apps that have individual fees?   (11 Answers)

                    By Jose' November 5, 2015.

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                      There are no subscription fees or any other fees - just the product cost - you need to plug it it to the tv & a 110v regular household electric outlet or, if you have a tv with the USB plug , use that as the power source. The only subscription fee I have is netflix. I can cast local news live fee free from the news channel's website to the tv & the picture is amazing. No more paying for tv! Only the internet bill, which is still way less than the bundle.

                      By Dale3 November 6, 2015.

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                      Will this allow you to cast in a hotel room that requires a log in page from a website?   (11 Answers)

                      By Anonymous October 19, 2015.

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                        Last I knew of you needed your own portable router to do this. It creates your own mini network. They can be bought for under $20.

                        By KB112 October 21, 2015.

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