Casting with the Web

The Motorhome Broadband articles were hugely popular over the last few days. The Blog stats went up to over 55,000 views from all around the world :-).. And its really nice to get some good feedback from several people who have cottoned on to this and are really enjoying the value and speed.

Our Location
Our Location

Now that the aerials are installed and its all working to perfection, with Fiona’s (and mine to a lesser degree) fondness of things Netflix, I found it sensible to take on my son Alex’s advice and install Google chromecasts on the Tv’s. This enables the TV’s to essentially take on the role of being smart TV’s to a degree and have access to the internet so you can “cast” Netflix movies (and others) to your TV. Its a very cost effective way of making it easy to enjoy your movies without wires and being able to watch them without being restricted to watching them on your ipad. Your iPhone or Ipad take on the role of remote controls for your movies or On Demand apps which then cast the data from the router to your TV.

Casting American Pie onto it with 10 minutes from opening the box!
Casting American Pie onto it with 10 minutes from opening the box!

They’re dead easy to install, follow the basic instructions and you’re away. You’ll be asked simple things like your Router name, its password and that’s about it.

The Chromecast with its power lead
The Chromecast with its power lead

The Chromecast itself needs two plugs on your TV. An HDMI port and a USB port for power. Rather than have mine have off the TV as shown in the piccie, I put some Velcro on it and velcroed it to the back to the TV.  And where can you buy them?  From Noel Leeming and PB Technoogies for around $70.

2 thoughts on “Casting with the Web”

  1. Hi. Are you able to email us please. NZMCA have been researching how to do this but it seems you have cracked it.

    Cheers Carol

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