The adoption rate for this device in my house by people who are not me is incredibly telling. Google has obviously done something right here. Everyone in my house not only knows how to use it, but chooses to over the game consoles and TiVO regularly.
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- I have it for my bedroom TV and currently have a nephew staying with me. I may need to block him from my network.Aug 1, 2013
- Or setup a guest wifi for him to use. Think most wifi routers now days have the ability to setup a separate guest network.Aug 1, 2013
- My nephew is annoying, I will just block him from my network the next time he sends a stupid youtube video to chromecast in my bedroom at 1am, which turns my TV on and proceeds to play.Aug 1, 2013
- Que? You just listed off Google's biggest flops. Their success has always been what they can offer people for the lowest price possible. I mean, that's why Android is as big as it is and why the Chromecast is a no brainer at $35 despite being really limited at the moment.Aug 1, 2013
- Hold on now, you were the one who qualified your previous statement with "Google did what they always do" as though it was a blanket thing that applied to everything.
A couple of things though:
- There's no evidence to support the statement that the Chromebook Pixel is, has been, or will be a flop.
- Google TV units have been sold at retail for under $100 by more than one manufacturer.
- Claiming that Android is only as big as it is because it is free for OEMs to put on their phones is just about the single dumbest thing you've ever said, and that's just impressive knowing you for as long as I have. The internal R&D alone to make Android work on a smartphone costs orders of magnitude more than a simple license fee.
I'm perfectly happy to have a reasonable, intelligent conversation with you, and frankly we both agree that the Chromecast is a success anyway so I'm not sure what your deal is, but you should consider more cogent arguments moving forward. Or, you can go back to sending me awkward looking emoticons and barely contributing. It's entirely up to you.Aug 2, 2013
- Not sure what's even being argued here, or why it started in the first place but here's what I meant.
The Chromecast is pretty awesome.
The reason why is because of what it does (although limited at this point), and the pricing. It's cheap.
Google's greatest successes can often be attriubuted to them offering a great service, and an even better price.
"Failures" such as the Nexus Q, Chromebook Pixel and Google TV can largely be attributed to the fact that they were super expensive, and not many people could afford them.
Chromecast is cool. It's cheap. I bought 3. I wasn't trying to start an argument, so I'm not sure what your deal is.
Oh, and O_oAug 2, 2013