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!
- 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”