For many of us, it's getting cold outside. While there's always the option to invest in a thicker coat, bundle up in more blankets, or crank up the thermostat, none of these options particularly involve Android (with some exceptions). So here's another approach. Fire up YouTube on your Android device of choice and load up this YouTube channel. Send it out to the nearest Chromecast and you have yourself a warm fire that will burn for the next hour or so.

Sure, the fire will only produce as much heat as your TV can muster, but the crackle and pop it produces may at least revive memories of hotter times. Google promises to share a new video from a YouTube Creator every day next week, so hopefully you won't be stuck with the same fire for too long.

Source: Google+

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Brad

    "Use Your Chromecast to Play YouTube Videos"

    • PhilyP

      what?!?! it can do that?!

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    Finally I can put that 75"er to good use! Thanks, Google!

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      That's what she said?

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        You had to go there, didn't you?

        • Bob G

          That's what she said!

      • WalkinOnBottles

        Not to you.

        PS. I was just taught yesterday that's the only thing one replies with when someone states that's what she said.

        • ghui

          The only only thing one replies with when someone states that's what she said, is NOTHING.

  • mercado79

    If only it was a closeup of the fire and not a room with a fireplace.

  • Sorian

    ...... okay, whatever....

  • remister

    Oh I thought it was going to be builtin within the idle screen, still gotta use Youtube. I was excite for nothing.

    • Mr E

      chromecast + live wallpaper == #winning ?

  • https://twitter.com/#!/psychomaniac189 psychomaniac189

    the person has HUGE HANDS!

  • Whyzor

    A more efficient version would be have a 5 min or less video streamed locally, instead of taking up bandwidth.

  • Nicolas André

    and this fireplace is going to burn in your screen

    • melhiore

      Yes, it will. On that is the beauty of it... I may have another reason to change my TV to the bigger/better/more of everything unit...

  • jeff

    How is this news?

  • Did@

    ROTFL, next article about nothing. Im w8ing for festive food made by android ( ofc 4K HD )

  • enkode

    I've been doing that. It's really cool. You can search for virtual aquariums if you're not into fire. My kiddos love it.

  • solbin

    Is the dog dead? :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

  • Johnny Bravo

    you do know, there are tons of videos of fireplaces with sound in hd and in close up view and hours long...so thanks for nothing

  • scuttlefield

    Dinosaur "attack" at 10 minutes in!

  • anon
  • Ed Baker

    There is a fire in the fireplace, but no grate or logs. Just the outline of the logs?

  • Scriptiz

    why is there a DINAUSOR a 9:50 ??? :o

  • Andy Stetson

    Chromecast. Perfect for endless cat videos and turning your TV into a fireplace.

    Speaking of, the wife and inlaws watched about 90 minutes of cat videos last night on the chromecast. Going to use it as a fireplace for Christmas.