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  # 954676 19-Dec-2013 10:15
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old3eyes: Anyone got the app to Chromecast OK to their TV??


yeah I did, just low quality (but could of been the sample video I played).

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  # 954866 19-Dec-2013 14:27
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langers1972: If only it was Devices!!


I'm in 2 minds about this....

My gut tells me that even if we had devices I would still be buying via the US play store.



That doesn't 'compute'

The devices in the US come with US plugs and the LTE versions don't work here so why on earth would you continue to use the US Playstore?


Bought my nexus 4 and chromecasts via the US playstores.

My comment was more around the prices. Even if we had devices here it would still be cheaper buying via the US.
Aus has devices and its loads more expensive than the same devices in the states.



I think this is getting better, as the Nexus 5 is 349USD vs 399AUD (and the AU includes about $30 GST - you would need to add sales taxes in most US states).

Anyway back on movies, I'm quite happy too, it means more competition and hopefully will drive down prices a bit (I too think $7 is too high).

But then, I pay the $7 on sky just for convenience factor so...

I've noticed the youtube apps on smart tv (and PS3) allow you to stream youtube from your mobile - it would be good if they did that with Google movie as well..

 
 
 
 


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  # 954894 19-Dec-2013 15:05
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Nice. Be good if Google had a service like Netflix where you pay a price say $10 a month for unlimited streaming. 

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  # 954906 19-Dec-2013 15:22
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old3eyes: Anyone got the app to Chromecast OK to their TV??


yeah I did, just low quality (but could of been the sample video I played).


Yep - I have used it with Chromecast too, but only with movie trailers - haven't bought a movie yet. Worked well but only SD - but maybe the trailers are only in SD anyway.

Are those prices in NZD or USD?

Great to see the number of apps that work with Chromecast gradually growing.

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  # 954908 19-Dec-2013 15:23
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The App shows NZ$




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  # 955240 20-Dec-2013 07:49
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old3eyes: Anyone got the app to Chromecast OK to their TV??


yeah I did, just low quality (but could of been the sample video I played).


Yep - I have used it with Chromecast too, but only with movie trailers - haven't bought a movie yet. Worked well but only SD - but maybe the trailers are only in SD anyway.

Are those prices in NZD or USD?

Great to see the number of apps that work with Chromecast gradually growing.


My free transformer movie played fine via nexus 5 to chromecast, the chromecast was streaming it from the play store just fine.

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old3eyes: Anyone got the app to Chromecast OK to their TV??


Worked well with an HD movie I purchased, went through uninterrupted and looked good for the entire movie. When I played a free episode of Shaun the Sheep, I had an issue though, the video stopped but the sound continued, potentially from poor wifi coverage on the CC.

 
 
 
 




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  # 955277 20-Dec-2013 08:47
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old3eyes: Anyone got the app to Chromecast OK to their TV??


Worked well with an HD movie I purchased, went through uninterrupted and looked good for the entire movie. When I played a free episode of Shaun the Sheep, I had an issue though, the video stopped but the sound continued, potentially from poor wifi coverage on the CC.


I've sometimes found that many wifi routers don't do well with streaming video. They appear to have memory leaks that eventually slow them down until they pretty much cease to operate...and a cold reboot fixes it for a few days. 

I didn't really notice the problem until one of the people in our hoousehold started watching a lot of streaming video - hours each day.......and after 2-3 days the Netcomm router would pretty much seize up. I added a second router after the Netcomm and turned off everything in the Netcomm. The second router does all DNS and handles wifi. The Netcomm just passes traffic back and forth in both directions. This means I can now go for about a week without a reboot.....but I still have to cold start the thing every Saturday morning.....The D-Link and TP-Link routers i had before were even worse. 








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  # 955281 20-Dec-2013 08:50
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old3eyes: Anyone got the app to Chromecast OK to their TV??


Worked well with an HD movie I purchased, went through uninterrupted and looked good for the entire movie. When I played a free episode of Shaun the Sheep, I had an issue though, the video stopped but the sound continued, potentially from poor wifi coverage on the CC.


I've sometimes found that many wifi routers don't do well with streaming video. They appear to have memory leaks that eventually slow them down until they pretty much cease to operate...and a cold reboot fixes it for a few days. 

I didn't really notice the problem until one of the people in our hoousehold started watching a lot of streaming video - hours each day.......and after 2-3 days the Netcomm router would pretty much seize up. I added a second router after the Netcomm and turned off everything in the Netcomm. The second router does all DNS and handles wifi. The Netcomm just passes traffic back and forth in both directions. This means I can now go for about a week without a reboot.....but I still have to cold start the thing every Saturday morning.....The D-Link and TP-Link routers i had before were even worse. 






I find I have to reboot my TP-Link one before I do  Chromecast otherwize I get freeze ups and the like..




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  # 955308 20-Dec-2013 09:26
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Hmm, it was a once off, and it was the first time i've had the issue. No issues with Vevo, Play Music, YouTube or BeyondPod, so far anyhow.

Will see if my play movie collection grows moving forward, hopefully no issues, but the CC does make it a lot more compelling. 4 in the house, so very useful.

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  # 955762 21-Dec-2013 11:37
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I've been thinking of setting up a page where people can compare the various movie streaming services.

They all seem to have roughly the same content and pricing to me, so it'd be nice to highlight those that are doing better by the customer.

The types of things you could look at would be

 

  • Pricing and payment options
  • Device support
  • Back catalogue
  • User interface
  • Some sort of objective measure of the quality of their "HD"
Personally I use Xbox Movies a bit, and my biggest gripe is finding a movie I want to watch then finding it has no hire option.  Is there one particular studio that does this?  Is it the same for all streaming services offering that movie?


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  # 955780 21-Dec-2013 12:12
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According to Bens Bargains this is free today, but I can't even order it.

https://play.google.com/store/movies/details/Elf?id=VrSdH0jsMnM&hl=en

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  # 955783 21-Dec-2013 12:19
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It's free on the US site in SD ($4.99US for HD) not on the nz site

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  # 955956 21-Dec-2013 19:27
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I had a bit of a play with it today which my Chromecast. I'm not impressed with the amount of titles that can be rented compared to iTunes. It seems to be only some of the new ones and most of the rest are buy only especially Sony Pix. 
I tried various trailers some were in HD and some in SD though some times I had to have two or three attempts to get them to play.

Wonder what the difference is in the between the US and NZ store or are we the poor cousin again..??




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  # 956053 22-Dec-2013 09:21
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old3eyes: I had a bit of a play with it today which my Chromecast. I'm not impressed with the amount of titles that can be rented compared to iTunes. It seems to be only some of the new ones and most of the rest are buy only especially Sony Pix. 
I tried various trailers some were in HD and some in SD though some times I had to have two or three attempts to get them to play.

Wonder what the difference is in the between the US and NZ store or are we the poor cousin again..??


The content available is very different. What is on the NZ site is a subset of the US site, filtered by the local content buyers/owners I presume.

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