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Google Unveils Chromecast, A $35 HDMI Dongle That Streams Web Content To Your TV

Last week at Google’s press event, the company announced a couple of new things for public consumption.  A few of which we already knew about and one of them was a bit of a surprise.  That surprise was the Google Chromecast.
Google Chromecast 2013 Dongle

This is the company’s all-in-one solution to stream content from your phone, tablet, or computer to your TV.  How does it work you might ask? Simple.  You just plug into your HDMI port, allow access to your Wi-Fi signal, and you are ready to stream.

At the current time, it only supports services like Netflix, YouTube, Google Play Movies, and Play Music w/ Pandora support on the way.  The dongle is open to developers to add support for even more services.  Since its runs Chrome, whatever media you can’t view, you can pull up a Chrome tab of it and beam to your TV.
To ensure a great Chromecast experience over time, we’ve built Google Cast, a technology that enables developers to build consistent, intuitive multi-screen experiences across mobile devices and TVs. Today, we’re launching a preview version of Google Cast with more information for developers on our Google Developers blog. A handful of early developers are already working on enabling Google Cast technology in their apps, so more supported apps are coming soon. And while the Chromecast device is the first instantiation of Google Cast, we expect the technology to be embedded in a range of hardware from our partners in the future.
This little dongle definitely adds another tool for cord-cutters arsenal or those who seek to watch certain content on a big screen.  At only $35 to beam content to your TV, will you give it a spin?
Google Chromecast 2013 Packaging
You can order one here

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