Enter Google Chromecast: Bringing hi-tech to the most low-tech TV
Tiny HDMI dongle turns your tube into Internet savvy machine
Isn't technology wonderful? A tiny HDMI dongle that can connect to any old-fashioned TV set - no High-Def required, will allow the user to send YouTube videos, Netflix movies, Pandora music and other content from the World Wide Web to the TV, all controlled by a phone, tablet or laptop. Enter Google Chromecast.
A tiny HDMI dongle that can connect to any old-fashioned TV set - no High-Def required, will allow the user to send YouTube videos, Netflix movies, Pandora music and other content from the World Wide Web to the TV, all controlled by a phone, tablet or laptop. Enter Google Chromecast.
The device is not just limited to Android, either. The device works with the iPhone YouTube app and via the Chrome Web browser.
Chromecast works on your TV, switch to the right source input, and play videos. In the case of YouTube, the service detects Chromecast on your home Wi-Fi network, and instructs it to control the TV, including the volume. The device connects via HDMI, it gets its power through USB.
What happens if someone plays a video and then leaves the house with the controller phone? Any device on the home network already detects the Chromecast.
The cast of people presenting the new product dubbed Chromecast at the company's breakfast event in San Francisco was highly familiar, The product was introduced by Google VP of Product Management Mario Queiroz, and demonstrated by Director of Product Management Rishi Chandra. Both executives have been heading Google TV - which didn't fare so well.
Google Chromecast's makers are aware that the device recalls the ill-fated Nexus Q, it should. It should be pointed out that the idea behind that wasn't as bad as the overwrought execution. How much does this one cost? Certainly not $299!
Try $35 ... available now.
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