TV Connectors get Smaller Smarter & Cheaper

So earlier this week Google announced their Chromecast and Now (Sky) have announced their TV box.

We haven’t seen any UK pricing or availability for the Chromecast but its $35 over there which might be less than £30 over here.

The NOW TV Box is £9.99 including delivery!

Before saying what we think they can do we first would critique the names.

TV Box is we think a bit functional and surely could be improved on. We may return with an option or two  following a large helping of inspiration (Skyscape springs to mind)!

Chromecast we, sort of, understand but we think the addition of an – er would of made it, how shall we say, … more active! The Chromecaster has a certain je ne sais quoi!

Now what does it say on/in the box:

Sky NOW TV Box:

  • Makes your TV a smart TV
  • Small enough to fit in your hand
  • Streams Sky Movies & Sky Sports with a NOW TV account
  • Lets you watch Sky News and catch-up TV on the BBC iPlayer and Demand 5 apps
  • Gives you Spotify, Facebook & loads more apps
  • Requires an HD ready TV and a wireless broadband Internet connection (at least 2.5Mbps)
  • Avaialable in the UK NOW!

Chromecast:

  • Your favorite online entertainment on your HDTV
  • Movies, TV shows, music, and more from Netflix, YouTube, Google Play, and Chrome
  • Remote free … works with devices you already own, including Android tablets and smartphones, iPhones®, iPads®, Chrome for Mac® and Chrome for Windows®. Browse for what to watch, control playback, and adjust volume using your device.
  • Compatible with WiFi-enabled Android 2.3+ smartphones and tablets; iOS 6.0+ iPhones, iPads, and iPods; Chrome for Mac® and Chrome for Windows®; and Chromebook Pixel.
  • Power cord required
  • WiFi required
  • Not (yet) available in the UK

We’ll leave you with their video “How to cast”

Comments

  1. can this be bought and used in . UK .
    and whats the cost . NO AMAZON PLEASE . THANKS .

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