Original Link: http://tidbits.com/article/13970
Josh Centers from TidBITS takes a very good look at the Chromecast, its setup process, what apps it works with on Macs and iOS devices, and what to expect compared to AirPlay.
I should note here that the Chromecast’s “casting” is different in a key way from AirPlay. While AirPlay sends audio and video directly from your device to the Apple TV, Chromecast-enabled apps send only a URL, which the Chromecast loads through its own built-in Web browser. Also, unlike the Apple TV, the Chromecast does not have a hardware remote. You control the audio or video directly on your device, including volume. The Netflix iOS app even activates a remote mode when it sends video to the Chromecast.