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Google launches Chromecast




Along with the new Nexus 7, Google has announced its new Plug and Play device for your HDTV, the Chromecast.


Google Chromecast is a USB thumbdrive-sized device that connects to your HDTV via HDMI. As the name suggests, it is powered by Chrome and allows you to use your phone, tablet or laptop to “cast” online content to your TV so you can play Netflix, YouTube, Google Play Movies & TV, and Google Play Music on a bigger screen.

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In essence, Chromecast is similar to Apple’s AirPlay but is more flexible since it works with Android tablets and smartphones, iPhones, iPads, Chrome for Mac and Chrome for Windows. Watch the video below to see it in action.

Chromecast costs $35 and can be ordered through Google Play, Amazon.com, and Best Buy.

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This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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9 Responses

  1. anon says:

    mite b cool

  2. Shan says:

    this totally gave consumers a viable option and will probably hurt Apple TV’s sales. Simple to use and open to all platforms plus price is also very affordable.

  3. arvinsim says:

    Is this available outside the US?

  4. Let us see if this device will be successful. I still remember Google’s failure that is Nexus Q.

  5. Justin says:

    To add to the article, this is currently sold out in the US. You would still be able to purchase one via eBay at 2-3x the price.

  6. verto says:

    I’m interested to have one, but not 2-3x price :(

    Someone selling it already at http://sulit.com.ph/17385659

    Hmmm… quite tempting.

  7. Cipher says:

    Not interested in this one. Yesterday’s hardware brought into today’s package? Google Chromecast’s hardware is so old according to iFixit.com. No wonder why it’s so cheap and it’s sold out is because it’s rocking an old-gen hardware.

    Not to mention, the free Netflix subscription has been cancelled by Google due to the overwhelming number of users.

  8. chris says:

    You can also use this to stream videos from the chrome browser. If I will have one, I will use this with my plex server which is managed via browsers. Ok to pag d kpa nka smart tv.

    Ang mahal nung nasa sulit.

  9. Edgar says:

    Where can this be available, I’ve seen one on an online shopping site but it seems that they priced it way far fetched than the original price, it was about right around $35 = Php 1500 more or less, and the store distributes it for about one grand more than the mark up price ..

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