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What Is Chromecast?

Google’s Chromecast is an HDMI usb powered dongle that attaches to any television/monitor and allows Chromecast enabled applications on windows,  android, and iphone/ipad devices to share their content from the endpoint device to the television/monitor.

Chromecast Quick Facts

Costs ~ $35 USD.  This includes the Chromecast HDMI dongle, wall adapter, usb power cord, and user guide

Upon Chromecast’s initial debut, only content from Google’s Chrome web browser and Netflix app can be shared

Initial configuration is via a Wifi peer connection to the dongle, then your local Wifi settings and other information are configured to bring the device online & ready for use

Why dinCloud webHVD + Google Chromecast

The most common complaint about Chromecast was that unlike competitor devices, it wasn’t sharing the entire screen from your endpoint, rather it was limited to applications that specifically support Chromecast.

With dinCloud webHVD (standard or home edition) your entire virtual desktop screen is your Google Chrome browser powered by HTML5; thus everything on your desktop can be shown full-screen and you can share anything you like.

This also becomes a convenient way to share content in many corporate meeting rooms, at home, a friend’s house, or at a major event using a big screen (i.e. 75”+).  What’s your Cloud story?  Tell us how you’re using dinCloud’s products and we just might put you on our website!  —/\/\ike

For more information on our Hosted Virtual Desktop, please visit our webHVD page or request information to speak with a cloud specialist.