The Philippine office of Internet titan Google has officially announced the availability of its video-streaming service Chromecast, tapping mobile operator Globe Telecom to sell the device in the country.
Chromecast is a thumb-sized (2.83-inch) media streaming device that plugs into the HDMI port on any HDTV. Google said Chromecast has sold more than 20 million devices worldwide.
Chromecast is available via Globe retailers for P1,995.
?We are thrilled to bring Chromecast to Filipinos,? Ken Lingan, Google Philippines Country Manager said. ?We Pinoys take our entertainment seriously. Whether you?re a TV buff or a music lover, Chromecast makes it easy to access a vast library of videos, music, and pictures.?
Users can just plug Chromecast in a HDMI port on any HDTV, connect it to WiFi, and cast using any phone, tablet, or laptop.
Aside from YouTube, other apps are also compatible with Chromecast including Spotify, Hooq, NBA and Just Dance Now.
Chromecast works with Android phones and tablets, iPhones and iPads, Chrome for Windows, Chrome for Mac, and Chromebooks. Apart from tablets and phones, users can directly cast their Chrome tabs to any HDTV screen for a more immersive experience.
Multiple users can also take advantage of Chromecast as long as they are connected to the same WiFi network. Users can also do multitasking by casting the content and they can switch to another app or open a new browser without affecting the media being cast to the TV.