Now my Chromecast has arrived, how long do I stay Comcast?
My Chromecast arrived in the mail yesterday - plugged it into by TV and voila.
But it has started me thinking about whether I really need to subscribe to my premium channels (I'm leaning towards dumping them) and even making me question whether I need Comcast TV service. Once Chromecast gets a way to stream sporting events (ESPN, for example) it's a no-brainer.
My question is this: why couldn't Comcast think up something like Chromecast? Alternatively, why isn't Comcast actively working with Chromecast and Google? Seems like a no-brainer to me.
If what you're using are the premium streaming services (HBO Go, Max Go, Showtime Anytime, Starz Play), you'd lose access to those if you cancelled the premium channels. If you're not watching that content, then cancelling them wouldn't have anything to do with Chromecast.
How is the video quality with Chromecast? These things sound incredible.
So far - and remember I have had it for less than 24 hours - I have used it with Youtube and some general websites.
Youtube HD content rendition is excellent - very crisp and more than acceptable. Youtube standard definition is, well, standard.
I haven't activated my free netflix account - that's for tonight and then I can give a better accounting of streaming full length movies.
Note that I am running this on a Comcast HSI that is 50/10, and a netgear gigabit router. The Chromecast device is across the house (probably 40-45 feet away) and is at the wireless level of 3 (of 4) lines.
So far (knock on wood) no glitches or stalls or pixillation.