I just moved and Chromecast seems like the answer for me. I just don't know what kind of wireless plan I'm going to need. Generally, the only other downloading/streaming I'll be doing is via my Nexus 7 tablet and there should be no other users. Anyone got experience and advise regarding the cheapest, best and most reliable option I should be looking at?
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Chrome cast shouldn't use any more data than a roku box or apple tv. If you're using it to stream TV / Movies via Hulu & Netflix and you watch that kind of stuff a LOT, you'll want a decent data plan.
My wife and I use a chromecast and a roku, and we can hit up to 75% of our allowed data through a basic cable set up with Buckeye. http://www.buckeyecablesystem.com/express/speedplans.html We're using their 7 Mbps plan.
oops... I just noticed you said wireless... are you trying to downtown your tv via a phone plan?
Not through a phone plan, no. You have a wireless router for your Buckeye set up, right? I've actually looked at a couple of mobile wifi devices/plans.
Upso - what do you use your ChromeCast for that your Roku doesn't do?
hippiechick, sorry for the misunderstanding. The term wireless usually refers to phones, while wifi is usually used in regards to internet. I was confused. :)
Spaceace, I just bought the Chromecast as an experiment. For $35 it seemed like a fun thing to play around with and honestly, I don't use it much. The only thing it offers that I can't do with roku, is stream my browser (chrome) on to my TV.
I love my Chromecast. I don't have a Roku, but use a Wii and an Xbox 360 for Netflix and Hulu Plus.
It's most likely redundant with the other 2, but I just like using my tablet and sending stuff to my tv. Now that Chromecast has been opened to developers, I'm looking forward to seeing what I can do with it in the future.