I must admit that I watch my fair share of movies...not so much television with the exception of a few "choice" shows and definitely nothing that has "Housewives" in the title. There are several movies, of many different genres I might add, that I have seen well over 100 times. That's right, over 100 times! Of course that includes many of the "classics" circa my generation, I.E. the 80's and 90's. Top Gun, The Goonies, Breakfast Club, Ferris Buehler's Day Off, Caddyshack, Star Wars, Ghostbusters, Karate Kid, The Terminator, Pulp Fiction, Forest Gump, Home Alone, Reservoir Dogs, ...and the list goes on and on.
For whatever reason I just cannot change the channel when one of these movies, and the many others I've become symbiotic with, is on cable television. You can imagine the angst this creates with my wife and two kids when I decide to take "precious" time out of our day to watch a movie I have seen 100+ times. In my defense I have tried to remedy this through an extensive personal DVD/BlueRay library and by getting a DVR to record my favorites and skip the commercials. This takes much less time out of the day...right?
If only someone would design a device that could stream the free movies, videos, and shows that I find on the internet, then I would be in tinseltown heaven. Well...now I can...and so can you. Check out Google Chromecast. A simple device that let's you stream movies and video from your personal devices to your TV over your wifi network. Best part...or parts I should say. It is available now (not in development or a kickstarter project) and is only $35. Life just got a little better...popcorn anyone?