I finally received my Google Chromecast today, so I decided to give it a shot and see how “good” it works.
Setting it up is pretty simple. I recommend you plug it in to the power supply that came with it on the first use. I connected it was to a projector instead of a TV, but regardless all you have to do is turn your TV or projector on and select the right HDMI input.
Almost immediately you will see Google Chromecast starting up and tell you what to do. During the first setup you will have to go from your computer to https://cast.google.com/chromecast/setup to connect it to your Wi-Fi and install a quick little software to start using it from your computer.
Once you are done setting it up, you can open up Google Chrome and click on the Cast icon that shows up on the right top corner to start casting your session. If you have an iPhone, iPad, or Android device, you can use the Netflix and YouTube app with your Chromecast too. Simply choose the Movie or Video that you want to watch, and tap on the Cast button.
The bottom line is that, you need a wireless internet connection for Chromecast to work. You will need a TV or Projector with a HDMI input, so you might need to go out and upgrade your TV if you haven’t bought one in the last 10 years. Also, the image and sound will vary depending on your internet connection, so if you are still on DSL you might want to call you service provider to upgrade your plan.