Enjoy virtual reality without a VR headset
Virtual reality is already changing the way we consume our entertainment. If all goes right, then we might not have to drop $600 on an Oculus Rift to enjoy it in our living room. According to Ryan Martin, if you own a 3D television you can actually cast VR content onto your set. He recommends downloading the Google Cardboard app and enabling the SBS mode in the TV settings. Try putting on the 3D glasses that came packaged with your TV and this should turn your humble abode into an immersive virtual world. Guess there is only one way to find out.
Control Chromecast with your regular TV remote
Most modern TV sets support a technology called HDMI-CEC that can be activated in the settings. And since Chromecast recently added support for “Deck Control” commands (play, pause, etc.), these playback options will be passed on to the remote to pause and play videos on apps like HBO GO, AllCast, iPlayer, Plex, YouTube, and more. Save your phone's measly battery life for Snapchat.