At Google’s Breakfast with Sundar Pichai event in San Francisco the other day, we expected to hear at least something on the Nexus 7 and Android 4.3, but the Chromecast was a little more surprising. It’s a $35 dongle that basically turns your TV into a Google TV or Smart TV, but in a way that everyone can afford it.
Using Chromecast and its corresponding desktop application, Android app or Chrome extension will allow you to cast YouTube videos, Netflix, Chrome tabs, and even your entire desktop to your TV. It plugs right into your HDMI port on your TV, too, and there’s little hassle to set it up. It really is a cool little gadget, and we’ve already given it the full review treatment! You can check out our video below:
Chromecast is a really interesting device, especially when it comes to the technology behind it, and when you consider the price and a myriad of other reasons, there’s no doubt it’s going to disrupt the living room. Google has something special here, and we can’t wait until developers begin getting their hands on the Cast API!
What do you think of Chromecast? Is it worth $35 to you? Do you have one yet? Let us know in the comments!