Live broadcast today in the morning, Google brought us the biggest pleasantly surprised, is the priced at $35 Chromecast HDMI TV rods. It bring people the new way that push the network video content to the sitting room TV Many people are Many people are very curious about what's in it with apple AirPlay difference, let's get in the point below.
AirPlay is built into the iPhone and the tablet, also compatible with the latest Mac computers, wireless transmission of audio, video, you have to buy a $99 Apple TV, or directly to transmit music radio to "Made for AirPlay" speaker/audio systems, and cover every price range. Introduced a few years later, the user already know how to use it, developers have to use multiple screen in the field of gaming.
Google's Chromecast relative to $35, after bought this TV stick, almost can run it from any device Chrome: both Android, iOS, Windows/Mac. The more flexible than AirPlay, relatively, also can appear more compatibility problems. (Related articles: Miracast for iphone)
AirPlay is likely an auxiliary equipment of Apple TV, when open the Apple TV, it is a kind of iOS interface, with simple mobile menu and navigation, traditional remote can completely control it, don't need to touch the smartphone. In order to open the AirPlay iOS device application of words, just need slides on the iPhone or ipod, all the rest of the playback controls to stay in the screen of the device. This let the apple set-top box function more perfect, provides a better local streaming media service.
Chromecast relative is fully focuses on "streaming media" service. No specific UI or App, only compatible App tell Chromecast how to do it. Such as open support Chromecast Netflix and Pandora App, press the button above, began to perform the function of streaming media.
Support for streaming media transmission?
AirPlay support Hulu Plus, HBO GO, now the and MLB. Most applications such as TV, relative Googlecast, which supports fewer apps. Presently there are known Netflix, Pandora and YouTube applications. In addition, the Wildcard support Chromecast video from Google's Web browser video stream to the TV function, according to is not much, but it is a help function of Google plus.
The third party is the key
AirPlay is not new characteristics, apple users have asked several developers in their iOS applications to support AirPlay function. Chromecast dongle although has just been released, but Google has seen the importance of this functionality for game developers, and open the SDK and API for developers, the Android, iOS, and Chrome OS SDK are open). Google also wish hardware vendors could put Chromecast built into their products, so maybe you can see this in the next generation of Google box function. So now the situation is, Airplay because has released the so long, leading temporarily; But Chromecast openness gave us infinite daydream space