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Watch Live TV on your Chromecast



I've praised it before, and with time, Google's Chromecast has been improving at a steady rate.  Last week, with an update to the FilmON app, users can now broadcast live local TV to their televisions or monitors.

While it may seem redundant to some to beam live TV to a TV set, in actuality, it may prove very useful to some.  For instance, you may be in a low reception area for a certain channel on your over the air antenna, or maybe your provider doesn't provide a particular station that you would like to watch where you live.   With FilmON streaming live TV over the internet directly to the Chromecast, it may be a great solution to some folks.   Perhaps you have an old monitor with an HDMI port.  Now it can be used as a TV.

Some of you sports fans may be able to watch otherwise blocked games this way.
Admittedly,  FilmON is not the best looking app in the Play store, nor is it the most intuitive, however, it gets the job done delivering on its basic concept.   The "free" version has some ads and is in standard definition.  It also has a "FilmonX" logo on screen at all times.  There is an option to upgrade to an HD signal, but it will cost you.  Your mileage may vary in that case.

The CW network works great on my Chromecast.


FilmON is a competitor to Aereo, who promised Chromecast functionality on its Android app as well.  With apps such as FilmON, Aereo, Crackle, Netflix, and HBO Go, the Chromecast is fast becoming  a great option for a basic home theater setup.

If you have any tips to make your Chromecast useful, then feel free to sound off in the comment section.

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