Part 4 of 4 in our look at the top-4 streaming services.
Chromecast has long been known as an inexpensive option to stream your content. Now it is even better after Google gave the Chromecast a huge upgrade.
So we are going to take a look at how the Chromecasts stand out and could dominate 2016 over the Roku, Fire TV, and the Apple TV.
1st: It’s Inexpensive
Often the Chromecast is on sale and is by far the least expensive of the top-4 streaming devices. This low price point makes it a great option as a second streaming device and often owners of other devices will also own a Chromecast.
2nd: The Ball
While it may seem simple, the new ball form with attached HDMI cable makes the Chromecast super easy to fit into tight spaces. For a wide range of people with older flat screen TVs or people with wall-mounted TVs the attached HDMI cable allows this stick player to fit into spaces other stick players cannot.
3rd: The Large Android Community
The Android OS is the largest OS in the world and is installed on more phones and tablets than any other OS.
This large community is spending money on content and apps, locking themselves into the Google echo system. When you already own a ton off apps that work with the Chromecast it will help Google sell more units in 2016.
4th: Well, that is it.
While the Chromecast is inexpensive, it also is limited. Of all the current devices on the market it is also the only one without a remote. While many people may like using a phone or tablet to control the device it reduces the attraction to many other people.
So while it is inexpensive the Chromecast does not really do much that other devices like Roku and the Fire TV do, and, in fact, the other devices do a lot more.
With that said, the Chromecast is so inexpensive many people own one as a second media player, which could help push it to new heights in 2016.