Google brings Android content to your TV with Chromecast

Google Chromecast TV Dongle
Google Chromecast TV Dongle

At its press event in San Francisco on Wednesday, Google announced a new device to help bring content from Android, iOS and Chrome OS devices, along with content from Chrome browsers to TV screens. Chromecast runs a simplified version of Chrome OS and connects directly to a TV through the HDMI port. The device allows users to wirelessly send 1080p content from services like Pandora, Google Music, YouTube and Netflix from various devices to their TV. Unlike Apple’s Airplay feature, Chromecast doesn’t mirror the device, allowing users to multitask without interrupting the stream. Devices can also be used as a remote control to turn the TV on, raise the volume and add more content to the streaming queue. Chromecast is available now through Google Play, Amazon and Best Buy for $35. Early adopters will be given three months of Netflix service for free with their purchase.

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