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I received the absolute neatest piece of technology a few weeks ago. It’s called the Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player which you can buy at Staples and it only costs about $30. But for $30 it has solved some huge arguments in my home so it is worth much more than that. The Google Chromecast plugs into your television and allows you to stream media from your computer, phone and tablet.
Jason loves Minecraft and unfortunately it is something I just can’t understand. Honestly I really can’t wrap my head around it. Nintendo, Xbox, PS3 I can grip, but Minecraft is a different world with the mods and the servers and the resource packs. It’s a foreign language that I don’t care to learn. But there is someone who speaks the language and his name is Toby Turner aka Tobuscus.
Tobuscus has a YouTube channel filled with How To videos on Minecraft. However, I am not too keen on letting my 9 year old watch YouTube videos when I can’t monitor him closely since I believe they technically have a 13 and up rule. This causes great distress in our household because sorry kid, I’m not going to sit next to you and watch Minecraft videos all day.
With the new Google Chromecast it’s just 3 easy steps to set it up. I’m one of those people who has something go wrong every time I use technology but nope, this was flawless. Here is how it works:
1. Plug Chromecast into television (into those ports on the side and there are two ways you can do this)
2. Switch your input on the television until it says SET ME UP (this is where you choose between Cable, DVD, AV2)
3. Get on the internet and visit google.com/chromecastsetup
Then you are done. Finished. And now I can clean the house (okay not really) but really, load the dishwasher, blog, move about in a general fashion while Jason watches Tobuscus on the big television and I can be sure the language is appropriate, he isn’t switching videos behind my back and that type of thing.
As for the grown ups, if Tim and I want to watch something off of Hulu or even show his Grandmother pictures from our Google Nexus 7 of the kids on a grand scale we have that ability as well. I’ve never had a computer with this function so I’m loving it. It’s so inexpensive yet one of the coolest products I’ve ever had the chance to review.
And I have the chance to give one to you! Pretty exciting.
*I work with brands. Giveaway is open to US Residents only. Ends on June 5th at 12:00 AM. Winner has 48 hours to claim prize.