Old Chromecasts make perfect digital photo frames for relatives
Buyer New Chromecast Or your streaming device and you have an old Chromecast nearby? Don’t put it in a drawer and forget about it, turn it into a digital picture frame for yourself or a relative.
Let’s be real here. Digital photo frames are a niche product category that never took off as well as you might expect. On paper, it’s a great gift, especially for older and distant relatives. You buy that thing, you set it up for them, you keep it updated with pictures of the kids and all that good stuff.
In fact, they often end up left in the box, set up but forgotten, or sitting at a side table, permanently turned off.
I have very strong opinions about how bad digital photo frames for gifts are and How great is Chromecast to replace digital photo framesbut it boils down to this.
It’s easy to update your Chromecast remotely with new photos, automatically apply firmware updates to itself, and can be used for other tasks besides looking at photos, like watching YouTube videos. Even the older generation of Chromecast devices are perfect for light photo and video slideshows.
Chromecast with Google TV
Pass your old Chromecast on to a family member and get this 4K-enabled model as an upgrade for yourself.
Do I want my first generation Chromecast to be my only streaming device? Not today no. But for slapping on your grandmother’s TV so you can just hit the enter button to switch from her cable box to your Chromecast any time you want to see her grandchildren’s photos, you really can’t beat it.
So if you have an old Chromecast collecting dust or you are looking for an excuse Upgrade what you haveThere is no time like the present Set up that old Chromecast to display photos or even It also serves as a digital art frame.
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