My sister-in-law gifted us with a Chromecast device for Christmas. We waited until after New Year’s to give it a try. After initially trying to set it up using a TV remote and computer with an outdated operating system, I successfully used my smartphone. It is easy to setup. The device itself can be attached to either a TV’s USB port or an HDMI socket. The setup involves connecting the device to the internet through wi-fi. We almost immediately decided to drop our Netflix DVD plan in favor of internet access to Netflix. The cost is the same but we using Netflix much more now than receiving a single DVD plan through the mail. We recognize that some films available through the DVD plan are not available through the internet. We may make more use of YouTube content now that it is easy to access and provides a better viewing experience on a TV. Finally, we are enjoying Pandora music, too. Additional Chromecast apps are already available with more likely to be offered in the future. Thank you, Dianne, for this terrific gift!

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