Google has introduced Chromecast, the $35 dongle to take over your television. Chromecast brings online content to your HDTV. According to Google, Chromecast is the easiest way to enjoy online video and music on your TV.
Google’s Chromecst dongle measuring just 2-inches in length and runs on a simplified version of Chrome OS. With Chromecast you can browse content with your phone, laptop or tablet and beam it to the TV at the highest available resolution through the cloud with the push of a software button.
It’s very easy to start with the Chromecast, just plug Chromecast into any HDTV, connect it to WiFi, then send videos and more from your smartphone, tablet or laptop to your TV with the press of a button. If your home TV don’t support HDMI port, all you need to plug the Chromecast into an external power source through USB.
Chromecast is compatible with the OS Android 2.3 and higher, iOS 6 and higher, Windows 7 and higher, Mac OS 10.7 and higher and Chromebook Pixel. No Windows Phone support right now.
Chromecast is compatible with the application like Google Play, YouTube, and Nteflix. In addition, Chrome webpages can be streamed to the television through a Chrome extension. There should be wide app support for Chromecast, Google will soon make an SDK available for Android, iOS and Chrome developers to incorporate Chromecast into their apps.
Chromecast Price and Availability
Chromecast will cost $35 (£23) and is available for US customers online on the Google Play Store and retailers like Best Buy and Amazon. There’s no word about a launch outside of the US at this time. For a limited time it comes with three months’ free subscription to Netflix.
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