Google Announces $35 Chromecast….Roku & AppleTV Competition
Google had quite the day after some underwhelming earnings this week. The internet giant announced a new streaming stick called “Chromecast” that comes in at $35–and with this it also includes 3 months of Netflix streaming service for free, so basically the device costs $11. Basically it’s a competitor to Apple’s Airplay, and allows you to stream content from your PC, Tablet or phone to your TV. Details are still coming up, but this sounds like a major player.
Let’s talk first about what the Chromecast does (and does not) do. Just insert it into a spare HDMI port on your television, and wirelessly call up whatever’s on your phone, tablet, or laptop from your cloud and directly to your television. Clean, simple, effective. It’s currently compatible with Netflix, YouTube, Google Play content and, most importantly, your desktop Chrome browser. It outputs at 1080p. It’s like AirPlay, if AirPlay also worked on PCs and Android phones.