It has been 24 hours since the arrival of my Google Chromecast. Well, not really mine, but for my mother in law. However, as the family IT guy, if I do not know how to use it, then no one will. She needed a solution to watch Youtube and Netflix on her flatscreen in her room. Rather than have a bulky AppleTV sitting on the dresser, I went with the compact Google Chromecast.
My initial impressions are easy to setup. It took all of maybe 5 minutes to insert into the HDMI and USB ports on the TV, download updates, get the app and go through the discovery process. It was incredibly simple and I can see already, that if Google maintains this simple setup process they will have people flocking to their system. Perhaps even some abandoning other similar devices from competitors.
I watched some TV last night from Netflix, and specifically Star Trek Voyager starting with the pilot. Works absolutely great! I am going to save my full review until after I have put it through a few more paces. One thing is for sure. Bandwidth upgrade is a must I can already tell.