Google Chromecast review


It’s surprisingly difficult to put a web browser on TV. It’s difficult for regular people — the best option is often just plugging in a laptop — and it’s been ridiculously difficult for the tech industry in general. From interface problems to weird remotes to clunky performance, attempts to put the web on TV have all met with failure of one kind or another. Google in particular learned a hard lesson with its Google TV platform, which crashed and burned so spectacularly when it launched in 2010 that hardware partner Logitech nearly went out of business.

But now Google’s back with the Chromecast, a far simpler way of getting the web on your TV. The Chromecast is a $ 35 HDMI dongle that basically competes with Apple’s…

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