Google reveals Chromecast: video streaming to your TV from any device for $35


Google is making another foray into the living room with the Chromecast, a small $ 35 dongle that allows users to stream videos from a phone or tablet to their TV using Chrome. Essentially, it turns every TV into a smart TV, but it lets you control it through whatever device you’re on rather than providing a new interface. “Everyone loves their phones, tablets, and laptops,” said Google. “Unlike other solutions, we will not force you to have the same operating system on all your devices.” It connects over HDMI and is powered by USB.

The Chromecast doesn’t directly mirror to devices a la AirPlay. After what Google promises is quick and painless syncing, it turns your phone or computer into a remote and streaming hub, allowing you to queue…

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