Teewe, the India-born Chromecast-like video streaming device, has now launched a new Chrome plug-in, which lets users stream videos directly from their Chrome browser to their Television sets via Teewe’s HDMI dongle. Just setup the plugin with Teewe and you’re good to go.
Teewe, though looks and feels similar to Google’s Chromecast offering, is probably a better take over the search giant’s product. You ask Why ? Well for starters, Chromecast necessarily needs internet connection to work. Now that may be well suited for users in western hemisphere, it definitely isn’t suited for India (Chromecast was recently launched in India), keeping in mind the very expensive data packs in the sub-continet, still giving you just enough data to probably use WhatsApp or Facebook.
Teewe, unlike Google’s Chromecast, doesn’t ‘necessarily’ require internet connection. Once you install the Teewe app, it can play all your stored offline content from your smartphone. This feature is something, which is tailor-made for Indian audience and will definitely find surging popularity within the subcontinent.
The Device in itself is a complete CPU with a Dual Core ARM Cortex A9 Processor, 1.5+ GHz and 1GB of DDR 3 RAM. Works with any TV with an HDMI Port and needs a Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n connection to stream.
Teewe Plays well with most of your devices with support being added for newer devices every day. Currently you can #iskoteewepedekh from Android 4.0 and above, iOS, Mac OS, Windows Vista and above, Linux and with the new plugin available, from Chrome Browser too.
Moreover, there are no demographic barriers associated with Teewe. It can stream almost any content from any location across the globe, thanks to its offline playing options. You can simply open up YouTube on your smartphone and play whatever you feel like. Offenders for non-inclusiveness of such a feature include Chromecast, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV among others.
Upon receiving the Teewe dongle, you can download the app from here. The plugin launched today, is available to download starting today itself, via Chrome Web store. The plugin received decent traction from Bangalore’s developer community, to which they opened a special preview last Saturday. Plugin’s seemingly simple user interface and hassle-free integration with the dongle is what attracted every developer to this little device.
Teewe has been developed by Bangalore-based hardware startup Mango Man (which in Hindi means Aam Aadmi, and Indians can pretty much get what I mean to say here..). The startup is focussed towards developing affordable electronic products for India’s common man, so as to bring in a connected-home experience to every Indian household.
We’ll be doing an exclusive video review of Teewe soon, so Stay Tuned to know more about this exciting home-made product.