Chromecast + YouTube – A Gearhead’s Best Friend

I am a car guy, not a computer guy, and I’m here to tell you that you might need some technology in your life if you don’t already have it.  It’s called a Chromecast, and it’s made by Google.  It’s like $35 from Google themselves, but if you shop around you can find it for $25, especially during the holiday season.  Once you get this magical device, you plug it into the USB port in the back of your TV, assuming your TV is not ancient (and you have wifi in your house), and Tada!  The job is done.

From there, you hop on your smart phone, and you can send any YouTube video from your phone to your tv. You can do some other cool stuff with Chromecast too, but for our “car-guy” purposes, we’re primarily going to use it for streaming car stuff on YouTube to our TV’s.

Now you might be saying “Isn’t YouTube mostly 30 second cat videos?”, and yes, in fact it is.  However more and more big companies are creating real TV-like shows solely on YouTube. MotorTrend is one of them, which means it is a great time to be a gearhead. You’ve probably heard of HotRod magazine too right? Well, the editors of that magazine have a fantastic show each month called Roadkill.  It’s better than anything you’ll find on cable because it is real car-guys, and when things fail, they really fail. It isn’t man-made drama. Below you can see an example episode (from Dec 2014), and if you want to watch the whole series, I have organized it from beginning to end for you on this:

Motortrend Roadkill Page

1985 C4 Corvette-Kart vs. 2014 Lingenfelter C7! – Roadkill Episode. 35

In the future, I’ll be sharing more of the best car-guy video content that I find, so grab your Chromecast or whatever streaming device you like, and leave a comment below telling me what car stuff you are watching!