The official definition of Chromecast is that this device is a digital media player, designed by Google, which uses a 2.83 inch HDMI dongle to play video or audio content on a HD screen, whether it is a television set or laptop. The device can be used for direct streaming content, via WiFi. But this definition will soon change, because Google has brought a new addition to its Chromecast system. Now you can buy a ethernet adapter that costs only $15, and for this small price you will be able to connect your Chromecast to the ethernet as well. Pretty nifty, huh?
As stated by the official description released by Google, the optional adapter will create a more stable connection between the router and the Chromecast, which is also more reliable, because it connects the system directly to the router.
In the hardware specifications list for the new adapter, we can find a RJ-45 receptacle, AC plug and USB micro-B plug, 110-240V AC 50/60Hz for the Input, 5V DC, 850mA DC Output and 10/100 Ethernet.
All you have to do to set the system up is to connect the USB to the Chromecast, then the Ethernet cable from the router to the power supply and back to the Chromecast. Now you’re all set to stream.
Apparently, people have been waiting for a very long time for a new better wireless connection to appear for Chromecast, but since that hasn’t come, the ethernet adapter seems to be a good replacement. At just a few days after its release in US, it was reported as sold in most of the big stores. At the moment, we are waiting for the stocks to be replenished in US and the adapter to be released in Europe as well.
So, if you’re looking for a new way to improve your wireless connection with the Chromecast, this is the best way. Have you tried it? Tell us what you think!