Chromecast Multi-device TV Dongle from Google
Advanced-Television.com reports that Google has unveiled a device to enable the delivery of OTT Internet video to HDTVs. Chromecast is a $35 two-inch dongle that plugs into the back of a television and enables users to access content from sources such as YouTube and Netflix, using a mobile device as a remote control.
Writing in the Google Chrome blog, Sundar Pichai, SVP, Android, Chrome and Apps, says: “When I was growing up, my family had a single screen we huddled around every day: the television set in the living room. Nowadays, we ‘huddle’ around multiple screens—laptops, smartphones and tablets—using them almost interchangeably as we navigate through our day. In a world of ubiquitous computing, life would be a lot simpler if we didn’t have to learn new behaviours and interfaces each time we switched screens—if we could have one consistent, intuitive experience no matter where we are or what we’re doing. Today, with the launch of Chromecast and the new Nexus 7 tablet, it’s even more effortless to enjoy content you care about—whether it’s video, music, movies, games—wherever you are, across your devices.”