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I LOVE THINGS: An Ode to The Google Chromecast

ChromecastWe established in an earlier post that I’m shallow and that I do, in fact, love things. Well, I recently found a new thing to love and, since I love sharing with you, I thought I’d write a little post about it. I’m also going through a dry spell, creatively speaking, so a product review is a welcome topic. It’s something to write about, which is better than the alternative – WRITING NOTHING. Either way, it’s a win/win.

My new favorite thing is the Google Chromecast, a little device that lets me stream Netflix, YouTube, Hulu Plus, and Pandora from my computer, smart phone, or iPad to my television! I realize there are other streaming media devices out there, but the Google Chromecast only cost me $35 dollars, far less than most of its competitors. It’s also small and portable enough to move back and forth between the bedroom and the living room.

While I was writing that last sentence it occurred to me that $35 is actually affordable enough that I could really get another Chromecast. Then I wouldn’t have to move it back and forth, even though it’s really easy. I guess I need to decide if I’m lazier than I am cheap or if I’m cheaper than I am lazy. It’s a toss up. I’ll have to get back to you on that.

Anyway, I’m not the most tech-savvy person out there. If I can use this baby, I’m pretty sure most people can. So far, the only downside I can come up with is that I can’t stream Hulu Plus from my iPhone to the Chromecast. I have to use my computer or iPad to do that. No big deal. Right? I also don’t have a USB port on my television for the power adapter, but my DirecTV box does have one that works just fine. Problem solved.

To sum up, I am in love with my new $35 Google Chromecast, which allowed me to join the Netflix and Hulu Plus cult. Now I really don’t need a social life. I can watch all the television I want whenever I want. I can even watch television I didn’t know I wanted to watch until Hulu told me I wanted to watch it! Binge, binge, binge! Happy. Happy. Happy. And it just occurred to me why I can’t come up with anything to write about or the desire to write in the first place. Maybe it’s time to step away from the box with the talking pictures. Nah!