Did you know around 239 billion hours in 2020 alone were spent on video streaming applications on smartphones worldwide? And over 65% of the times, people stream content on their mobiles and Smart TV applications. We are living in a world which is increasingly shifting towards OTT platforms or let’s say online platforms for entertainment. A regular DTH set top box offering network shows is just not enough. There has to be a way to watch online content on your big screen TVs at home without buying an expensive Smart TV. That’s exactly the question Google answered in 2013 with Google Chromecast.
2013 to 2022: Google Chromecast for you
The first-generation Google Chromecast was launched in 2013 and had a HDMI plug built into the body. Moving on, the second-generation Chromecast came with better specifications and had a small HDMI cable. Then came the Chromecast Audio for audio streaming apps. The Chromecast Audio was discontinued due to increase of Smart speakers in the market.
Chromecast Ultra was based on second-generation design but has much better specifications. It is the first Chromecast that supports 4K resolution and HDR. The device also has provisions to connect with a wired ethernet connection for faster speed. Unfortunately, the sale was discontinued.
Google currently sells Chromecast (3rd Generation) and Chromecast with Google TV. The Chromecast with Google TV is actually a complete set which includes the Chromecast device and a remote to easily navigate everything. The remote is Bluetooth enabled. Most importantly, it also supports Google Stadia Cloud gaming service.
Built-in Chromecast technology
Google also eliminated the need for a physical device for Chromecast by introducing built-in Chromecast technology. Basically, all you need to do is pick up your phone and choose a cast-enabled app like Nettflix or Youtube and then start casting right away. Your mobile phone will act as a remote, easy to navigate and access.
Thanks to built-in technology, you can literally do everything on the big screen! Although, select TVs and TV setup box have this technology. Airtel Xstream box is one of them. In just Rs. 2000, you can turn your regular TV into a smart one. The built in Chromecast technology allows you to cast content from your smartphone directly on the TV. Therefore, you can also use your smartphone as a remote and game pad!
Things you can do with Google Chromecast and Airtel Xstream
When combined together, there are a lot of user benefits. Let’s find out what unusual things you can do using the Chromecast technology and Airtel Xstream DTH Set top box.
Share photos of you and your family on the big screen using the built-in Chromecast with Airtel Xstream box. Screen mirroring as the name suggests allows users to mirror their phone’s or laptop’s screen on the big screen wirelessly.
Google Play Movies
Given that you can access apps on your TV using an Airtel Xstream box, you can use Google Play application for your entertainment needs. You can rent or buy any movie available on Google’s on demand video streaming service. Play the movie on your phone and use the cast option to watch it on your TV. Play, pause, and forward/rewind using your phone as the remote.
There are many games which are supported by Chromecast. You can find the list online. Just download those apps in your phone and use the built-in Chromecast feature in your Airtel Xstream box to play games on the big screen. You can use your smartphone as the gamepad.
The Chromecast technology is one of the most affordable and efficient technologies for accessing apps and more on a big screen. The Airtel Xstream DTH set top box brings the best of both the worlds of entertainment – Network shows and OTT platforms.
Explore over 500+ TV channels in 13 languages, 5000+ apps, and earn free subscription to top OTT platforms like Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar, SonyLiv, Lionsgate, Eros Now, Shemaroo, Hungama TV, and many more in just Rs.2000!
Grab this TV set top box today for a new world of entertainment!