If you want to get started with digital signage, you'll need a media player to do so, and Google Chromecast is a popular option. In essence, the Chromecast is a pretty silly device. It's not particularly powerful and has minimal storage. Instead, it depends mainly on the processing power and processing power of the device you use to send content to it.
Yes, that means your Android phone is probably much more powerful than your Chromecast device. Chromecast is a lightweight, convenient and simple solution for digital signage. It allows you to start with a minimal financial outlay, create your digital signage one screen at a time, and see the value of each incremental stage of adoption. However, if you want to make the leap to a more holistic solution, Chromecast may hold you back because it's relatively difficult to implement on a large scale.
Chromecast is a video streaming device manufactured by Google that can be used to transmit images and videos to a TV. It is being promoted as a reused solution for digital signage, for use in conjunction with any television and a phone, tablet or PC. The main advantage of this option is that you don't need to spend a significant budget to convert your existing TVs without any operating system to remotely managed digital signage. So, if it's technically possible, you might wonder, why do we keep saying that you shouldn't use a Chromecast for digital signage? The answer lies in the alternatives.
Chromecast, formally known as Chromecast with Google TV, is a device that can be connected to a TV's HDMI port and turn the TV into a digital streaming screen. Okay, now let's connect the device and configure it to work with the Look Digital Signage software as usual. If displaying web content is something you want to do on your digital signage screens, there are Android and desktop applications specifically designed to do just that and much more reliably than Chromecast's digital signage. Chromecast with Google TV is an excellent alternative to the Amazon Fire TV 4K stick, since it shares the same price, it's very easy to set up and start with digital signage.
It has minimal processing power, has almost no storage, and cannot sufficiently manage most of the applications and functions needed to run digital signage effectively. When you're done setting up your Chromecast, you'll need to find and install special digital signage software. There's a huge difference in what your digital signage can achieve between a Chromecast and, for example, a Chromebox Mini or Nvidia Shield. For long-term use, it is much more cost-effective to use a multimedia device that has been designed, at least in part, with digital signage in mind.
Android devices with digital signage apps almost always perform much better than Chromecast web apps, thanks to their robustness and flexibility. Overall, I'd say the device is better suited for small digital signage projects, perhaps at the start of a business. Today we received a novelty from Google, its supercompact device, which is capable of turning your TV into a smart one and, consequently, using it as digital signage. While adding new displays and media players to an existing Chrome digital signage network isn't an easy task, initially setting up a Chrome device isn't an easy task.