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Chromecast Followup

A follow up to my Powering Chromecast post

After a bit of a rough start I have to report that the Chromecast is getting a lot of use. My daughter uses it almost daily to play vlogs and other content from YouTube, and the other social media she follows. Its less useful for me, but I watch the odd TED talk and YouTube video on it. I also play WWDC talks on it while working on other things.

A feature which at first gave us trouble turns out to be really nice. When you begin playing content through the Chromecast, it forces the TV (a SONY LCD in my case) to switch input to the Chromecast saving a trip to the controls on the back of the TV. If only the Telus cable box would do the same thing.

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