Starting with the first of June any Google Fiber box becomes a Chromecast. The Google guys have just announced that they will provide an update in the upcoming weeks so that they will integrate Google Cast to the Fiber box. For those of you who don’t know, Google Cast is in fact the technology that is used with Chromecast.
After you install the update, you will be able (if you have a subscription for Fiber TV, of course) to cast thousands of apps. And you don’t need to make a huge effort either, simply tap the icon and you will be able to cast on your TV screen. What might turn out to be a little bit sad is the fact that there are still apps that are not compatible with the Fiber TV, or at least not yet. Among these you can see: Hulu, Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior, Spotify, Watch ABC, HBO Now or WatchESPN. Hopefully, the producers will soon remediate this and make them available for Chromecasting.
We have to face the fact that Fiber is not a hugely popular option, if you compare it to other cable companies that compete with Google. However, it is an enjoyable feature and a free update of their functions that can make you free up one of the HDMI ports on the Chromecast. You will just need one of them for plugging the Fiber box in.
In fact, that is one thing people really appreciate about it is that you don’t need extra equipment or a complicated setup. If you own a TV from Vizio or other companies made with Google Cast, you already have a “Cast” input specially placed there. However, on a normal TV, you will just need to use the input you normally use for the Fiber box.
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