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With Google Chromecast if You See it, You Can Stream It!

Google Chromecast

With the ever rising cost of cable lurking and cutting into your monthly budget it is nice to know that there is an alternative for cord-cutters. With Google Chromecast you can watch movies, shows, live TV, YouTube, and photos streaming on your TV from all your family’s devices.¹ A while back we decided to get rid of a number of our physical DVDs and Blu-rays and get as much of our current media library as we could on a digital format. It was very easy to do and whenever we watch any of our movies we do so through our own digital library or on our Netflix account. Both can be streamed using the Google Chromecast device. What is even nicer is that we have Google Home and Google Home Minis in the house and through those we can simply ask Google to play whatever we’d like. That can be music, movies or even our photos.

Setting up Chromecast is easy. Plug Chromecast into the HDMI port on your TV and to power and stream your favorite entertainment right from your phone with just a tap. Watch shows, listen to playlists, and more. And while streaming, you can still use your phone as you normally do. Chromecast works with the streaming apps that you know and love. You can enjoy TV shows, movies, videos, songs, games, sports and more from over 2000 apps like Netflix, YouTube, YouTube TV, and HBO NOW. Find more at google.com/chromecast/¹. I said that because we have Google Home we can tell Google Chromecast to play whatever we want? Well, you can do that from any compatible apps and control your TV hands-free, with Chromecast and Google Home working seamlessly together.²

Another great thing about Chromecast is that it is a huge upgrade for your existing televisions without having to go out and get a new one. It is only $35 per Google Chromecast at Best Buy, so it’s so affordable you can get one for every TV in the house. It easily connects to high-definition televisions with HDMI connectivity. The Google Chromecast also has built-in 802.11ac Wi-Fi connects to the Internet through your wireless home network (wireless router required and sold separately).

¹ Subscriptions are required to view some content.

² Google Home, Chromecast, and compatible content required to cast to a TV using Google Home.

Web-based services and content require high-speed Internet service. Some services may require a subscription.

For the Glory of Merlin #Trollhunters Season 3 Has Arrived!

TrollHunters Season 3

I have been eagerly awaiting the return of DreamWorks Trollhunters Part 3. This is the final season of the show that I have loved from the minute I watched the opening credits of the first episode. It is an incredible adventure that is for the whole family. There is great humor, courageous action and stunningly beautiful sets. When Season 2 came out I won a set of Trollhunters action figures from Funko through the Week99er website. I never opened them, until today. Here is my unboxing video.

I had fun with that one and tweeted it out, later in the afternoon I received a notification that the show’s creator, Guillermo del Toro, retweeted and liked my tweet. I was blown away!

Tweet from Guillermo del Toro

I spent the morning watching the first six episodes and they are amazing!! I cannot wait to watch the rest and then re-watch the whole series with the kids.

I have more about the new season below. Continue reading For the Glory of Merlin #Trollhunters Season 3 Has Arrived!