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  # 954399 18-Dec-2013 15:29
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freitasm: Have anyone tried the Chromecast with this service yet?

And it seems it's movies only, not TV at the moment for NZ accounts.


Will play around with it tonight on Chromecast.

Looking though at the movie content, I must say I am impressed and I may even stop using Vudu. Time will tell.

The nice thing about this is that it will compete directly with Quickflix. (Well for movies anyway). The more competition the better.

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  # 954400 18-Dec-2013 15:39
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good to see the movies are available here. just waiting on the Devices and ill be a happy chap

tv series cant be far away

 
 
 
 




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  # 954410 18-Dec-2013 15:56
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Seakiwi: Did you buy HD or SD?

HD will only play on Android devices not in browser on a PC.



That's probably it. I bought the HD version. On the PC it offers me the SD version. 

It might be nice to allow me to play the SD version on the PC if I have already bought the HD version on my phone.....having already paid a premium. 




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  # 954411 18-Dec-2013 15:59
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freitasm: Have anyone tried the Chromecast with this service yet?

And it seems it's movies only, not TV at the moment for NZ accounts.


The subject line referred to the name of the app....I hadn't really had a chance to do more than buy a movie and play it when I posted. I was pretty excited to be able to do even that! Previously, I have only seen movies and TV on my Android phones while visiting Canada...and it disappeared when I arrived back in Auckland. 




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  # 954446 18-Dec-2013 17:47
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freitasm: Have anyone tried the Chromecast with this service yet?

And it seems it's movies only, not TV at the moment for NZ accounts.


Works great just tried it with transformers dark side of the moon (movie i got free with nexus 7 last year).

Put app on my phone, open "play movie & tv" connected it to chromecast and hit play.
Chrome cast started playing in HD (steaming via wifi as movie not on my phone)

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  # 954453 18-Dec-2013 18:16
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Seakiwi: HD will only play on Android devices not in browser on a PC.


What is the reason for this?

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  # 954455 18-Dec-2013 18:22
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According to Googles own FAQ information this should work over MHL too, which suits me down to the ground.




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  # 954462 18-Dec-2013 19:06

Gee the Sony films are $24.99 sd and $29.99 hd, that seems a tad expensive.

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  # 954472 18-Dec-2013 19:29
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wakaridnnz: Gee the Sony films are $24.99 sd and $29.99 hd, that seems a tad expensive.


That's about the same as Apple chargers to buy movies..  But it's good to see they have finally arrived.  Now to just get access to the hardware store  with out  having to jump thru hoops to get there..




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  # 954492 18-Dec-2013 20:32
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Google Play Movies Expands To 13 New Territories, Including Hong Kong And New Zealand
http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/12/17/google-play-movies-expands-to-13-new-territories-including-hong-kong-and-new-zealand/

Looks like we're not the only ones, and also not the only ones to miss out on TV

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  # 954580 19-Dec-2013 00:55


Google Movies maybe expanded into New Zealand but with limited catalogue and higher prices compared to USA. Here is the result of search for "dead like me"


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  # 954625 19-Dec-2013 08:53
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I suspect that the content provides here decide the price we pay so that they ratchet them up knowing that there's not many places to legally go to..

I wouldn't hold out for any recent TV content with the three big Gorillas sitting in the corner who want to hold on to every thing they can. If it's anything like the Ozz iTunes store for TV it's not worth having..




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  # 954632 19-Dec-2013 09:14
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was looking at movies last night, way to expensive to buy IMO. lots of old movies for $24.99 which you can buy on dvd/bluray for $15.

there was one free something sheep, claymation, i played that from my tablet to my chromecast but it looked horrible, might have been the video was just super low SD, didnt want to spend $25 to test a HD movie...

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  # 954662 19-Dec-2013 09:59

I'll stick with the Dunedin Public Library in the meantime, 3 blu-ray or dvd rentals for $6.

I get the tightness from my Grandfather, he squeaked when he walked.

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  # 954673 19-Dec-2013 10:13
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Anyone got the app to Chromecast OK to their TV??




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