“Now that some of the initial giddiness has worn off, the realities and, sadly, disappointments of what Google’s little web-to-TV stick Chromecast can and cannot are beginning to set in,” Rebecca Greenfield reports for The Atlantic Wire.
“When Google announced its little streaming TV guy, the tech nerds had a seizure from happiness, a bunch of them clicking over to the Play store that moment to spend the $35 and get the dongle — without knowing much about it beyond Google’s PR pitch,” Greenfield reports. “Now, a couple of days later, the shine has worn off a bit, and it doesn’t look that revolutionary anymore.”
• Google has already dumped the 3 months of Netflix for free deal.
• One of the allures of Chromecast is that it comes in a compact little stick — or at least that’s what Google led us all to believe with those clever ads. The device extends a little longer than that, coming with a bulky power cord to stick into the wall.
• In an overnight test, Wired discovered that you need really strong WiFi to get it to work.
• It doesn’t technically have that much content.
Read more in the full article here.
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