Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




2237 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1045

Trusted
Subscriber

Topic # 150062 10-Jul-2014 09:20
Send private message

Now that google have announced that Chromecast will be finally able to mirror android devices, I have decided it is time to purchase. Some quick questions:

1. Where to buy - can I source locally (rather than use youshop)?

2. Will I need to run an update to pick up the new mirror functionality - I assume the device auto updates?

3. I don't run a virtual VPN or global mode, so can't access netflix etc - so what are the Chromecast apps that can be happily used with a NZ IP address?

cheers

Create new topic

Stu

Hammered
4847 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 991

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1086248 10-Jul-2014 09:29
Send private message

As for local availability https://price.geekzone.co.nz/search.aspx?q=chromecast, but even though it's in the list, I understand Noel Leeming no longer offer it.



2237 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1045

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1086250 10-Jul-2014 09:36
Send private message

BigHammer: As for local availability https://price.geekzone.co.nz/search.aspx?q=chromecast, but even though it's in the list, I understand Noel Leeming no longer offer it.


Thanks - I have found a local supplier from priceme. They don't know if if is US or Aus sourced - buy I guess it doesn't matter? Would love to find out if google have rolled out the mirror functionality yet - any current users please answer? Even though main purpose is mirroring, am also keen to learn what other apps on the device will be useful!

 
 
 
 


Try Wrike: fast, easy, and efficient project collaboration software
105 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 39


  Reply # 1086269 10-Jul-2014 09:52
One person supports this post
Send private message

Mirror function is working on my nexus 5 this morning

754 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 70

Subscriber

  Reply # 1086273 10-Jul-2014 10:03
Send private message

dafman: 3. I don't run a virtual VPN or global mode, so can't access netflix etc - so what are the Chromecast apps that can be happily used with a NZ IP address?


My main local apps are YouTube, Play Music, Play Movies, Plex. Sometimes I'll cast a tab from my Chrome browser for flash video sites.

1442 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 174


  Reply # 1086274 10-Jul-2014 10:04
Send private message

YadaMe: Mirror function is working on my nexus 5 this morning


Awesome, I cant wait to try it when I get home.

Are you able to mirror SkyGo or the other on demand services?

4123 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 842
Inactive user


  Reply # 1086301 10-Jul-2014 11:08
Send private message

You need Android 4.4.1 or higher currently.

147 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 43


  Reply # 1086363 10-Jul-2014 12:19
Send private message

I bought my Chromecast from GadgetImports on Trade Me for $69. Not the cheapest, but the easiest and fastest way to get one.

962 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 132

Subscriber

  Reply # 1086399 10-Jul-2014 13:14
One person supports this post
Send private message

Currently available on Firstin for $59.99 - http://www.firstin.co.nz/products/google-chromecast-12391/


1442 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 174


  Reply # 1086579 10-Jul-2014 18:25
Send private message

Wow! So much of good!

I love being able to stream the whole device. Tvnz on demand works great too. Quality is better than streaming tabs in Chrome.

257 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 68

Subscriber

  Reply # 1086585 10-Jul-2014 18:42
Send private message

allan: Currently available on Firstin for $59.99 - http://www.firstin.co.nz/products/google-chromecast-12391/



Thanks, nab a piece :)

2481 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 613

Subscriber

  Reply # 1086859 11-Jul-2014 03:52
Send private message

dafman:

2. Will I need to run an update to pick up the new mirror functionality - I assume the device auto updates?



Just saw this:

http://www.androidcentral.com/how-mirror-your-android-screen-chromecast

Edit: And:

http://phandroid.com/2014/07/09/chromecast-gets-android-mirroring/




2237 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1045

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1087083 11-Jul-2014 13:05
Send private message

eracode:
dafman:

2. Will I need to run an update to pick up the new mirror functionality - I assume the device auto updates?



Just saw this:

http://www.androidcentral.com/how-mirror-your-android-screen-chromecast

Edit: And:

http://phandroid.com/2014/07/09/chromecast-gets-android-mirroring/



Yep, always pays to read the small print. Rushed out and purchased a chromecast yesterday, primarily for the new mirroring functionality. Only to find that my Z2 is not a supported android device! )-:

You tube works well, tho ...

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Amazon launches the International Shopping Experience in the Amazon Shopping App
Posted 19-Apr-2018 08:38


Spark New Zealand and TVNZ to bring coverage of Rugby World Cup 2019
Posted 16-Apr-2018 06:55


How Google can seize Microsoft Office crown
Posted 14-Apr-2018 11:08


How back office transformation drives IRD efficiency
Posted 12-Apr-2018 21:15


iPod laws in a smartphone world: will we ever get copyright right?
Posted 12-Apr-2018 21:13


Lightbox service using big data and analytics to learn more about customers
Posted 9-Apr-2018 12:11


111 mobile caller location extended to iOS
Posted 6-Apr-2018 13:50


Huawei announces the HUAWEI P20 series
Posted 29-Mar-2018 11:41


Symantec Internet Security Threat Report shows increased endpoint technology risks
Posted 26-Mar-2018 18:29


Spark switches on long-range IoT network across New Zealand
Posted 26-Mar-2018 18:22


Stuff Pix enters streaming video market
Posted 21-Mar-2018 09:18


Windows no longer Microsoft’s main focus
Posted 13-Mar-2018 07:47


Why phone makers are obsessed with cameras
Posted 11-Mar-2018 12:25


New Zealand Adopts International Open Data Charter
Posted 3-Mar-2018 12:48


Shipments tumble as NZ phone upgrades slow
Posted 2-Mar-2018 11:48



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.