Over a month ago, I decided I would use Chromecast more. At the time, I said that I wasn't as familiar with the Google TV interface as I was with Apple TV, Fire TV, and of course, Roku. I had used the other platforms a lot more, because of my personal preferences, and family members' preferences:
This has come at the expense of my familiarity with Android/Google TV and Apple TV. I'm not comfortable with that. Beginning this weekend, I'm going to start using more Android/Google TV. Chromecast will be the the primary device I use. I have Chromecast attached to all my TVs already, so it'll be a matter of setting out the Chromecast remote in place of the Roku remote.
For the last five, nearly six weeks, I have been using Chromecast. I wanted to re-familiarize myself with it, and I've pretty much done that. So, why am I still using it?
Well, there was the whole issue of a new one I had purchased not working properly. It started when I bought a new Chromecast 4K model. I had an lesser model, the newer but lesser HD version. I wanted a better device, so I got one but it had problems. Some differences with the interface compared to Roku (what I was used to) made it difficult to determine the extent of the problem.
I exchanged the device, getting one of the same color (they come in three colors). The fact that two different ones of that color didn't work, but my original white one did was confusing. I got one of the other color (my original was white, the new that had problems were both blue, and the latest replacement was pink). The pink one worked.
All that took over five weeks, and I can say that I'm pretty familiar with the Chromecast interface. And I'm still using it for some reason. I haven't returned to my Roku yet. And that surprises me.
My Streaming Life has revolved around Roku yet. But, for the first time, I've not been in a hurry to return to Roku. The Chromecast interface works quite well, and I'm quite comfortable with it. Plus I've got one other bit of testing I want to do. I wonder if I'm actually coming up with reasons to keep using the interface.