View Anything From the Web on TV with Chromecast!

Thanks to Staples who is sponsoring this post, we have been discovering and enjoying Chromecast.
We have been trying to cut down on expenses on our budget and have done a pretty good job, but we had reluctantly kept our cable on because we love watching movies at home all together.  Little did I know there was something at Staples that could help me do just that.  Read on because it might be just what you have been pondering on how to achieve savings without sacrificing your lifestyle.   I had heard about Chromecast, but hadn’t paid much attention, so if you are like me, here is a little overview on it.
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What is Chromecast?  It is a fantastic little thing that allows you to send music, videos or anything on the web including You Tube, Netflix, Hulu or Google Play directly on you TV.  It is a 2 inch attachment that looks like an oversized memory stick.  It plugs easily into the HDMI port of your TV, and is powered directly by your TV’s USB port.  It is like a magic wand of technology J
The installation is a breeze of 3 steps:
1.     Plug it in the HDMI port and USB outlet for power
2.     Switch input and set up at
3.     Make some popcorn and use
The entire process took us a little under 2 minutes
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Chromecast is controlled entirely by your phone, tablet, and/or computer -- specifically, the apps you already have and use on those devices.  As long as all devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast, you are good to go.  Again, no extra set ups required here either.  Another big plus for me was the fact that besides cutting down on items on my budget, I want to eliminate as many cables as possible around the house.  Lucky for me, no need for visible cables to connect Chromecast
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Little one wanted to watch The Croods, of course one of the few movies we don’t have, so I went to the Netflix app on my phone, hit play on the app, tapped the icon to direct movie to my TV and voila, done.  I love how there is no need for additional navigation, steps, no dealing with TV menus or additional remotes to learn to use to make it a reality on your TV screen. 
We have watched cooking instructions on You Tube, read my blog on my TV, caught up to entire series seasons that we were yet to watch and saw countless movies with no glitches, delays of streaming or any hiccup at all.  We have used the computer, the smart phones and our tables as remote controls, and still can’t find that one works better than the other, they all run smoothly with Chromecast.
It has been great for grandma who has been squinting on her phone to see her You Tube DIY videos, and now she is totally enjoying all of her tutorials on our bigger TV screen thanks to how easy it is to using the phone as a remote control.  Now she is making more projects than ever before!
Staples carries powerful Chromecast, and at $35 it is a steal and a great way to save money while enjoying the movies you love. Staples has offered a Chromecast to one of our readers.  To enter the giveaway, please tell us how this would be a hit for your family, or what you are looking forward to viewing using Chromecast.
Once you have done that you can you can take advantage of these bonus entries for the giveaway:

1-Follow us on Twitter , and tweet: Enter for chance to #win from @Staples a Chromecast to wathc the web on your TV via @CoolChillmom
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