My girls definitely take after me with their love of TV. They certainly have the control of the remote during day time hours. Over recent years, Mr C & me have got used to turning the tv on at midnight to find the remnants of whatever kid’s tv channel was left on. We do like to finish the day by an hour in front of the box though!
We live in a cup-de-sac so cable channels are out for us and quite often found ourselves searching for rubbish across what channels we have left. We listened enviously to people talking about what series they have been watching on Netflix and the like, knowing our tv would never be able to pick them up.
A couple of weeks ago, we received a Google Chromecast from JNB Aerials – In layman’s terms, this is a device that allows you to watch program, watch YouTube and view your photos (using apps) on your TV. I always reserve judgement on how good these things are until I have managed to set them up myself and get them working.
So how did I get on? Easy peasy! Our Wifi is never particularly strong but it manages perfectly well – We are enjoying watching YouTube vids and NetFlix programmes and have had minimal buffering so far.
The set up was really quick – You just have to download the Chromecast app onto your phone/ipod or iPad and it will search for the Chromecast that you will have plugged into your TV through the HDMI port. The rest is exactly as the instructions tell you. So we are off, our favourite is Iplayer with Netflix coming a close second. Millie is loving the age 12 appropriate films on Netflix – I’m hoping we might finally get to see Breaking Bad (I KNOW, where have we been?!)
More information on the Google Chromecast (RRP £30 approximately) can be found here
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