Thursday, July 25, 2013

What Is Chromecast?


$35 Google Chromecast streams online video, music, images to your TV

Alongside the launch of the second-generation Nexus 7 tablet on Wednesday in San Francisco, Google also announced a 2-inch Chromecast device that lets you bring content from your different devices on to your TV. The Chromecast dongle that connects to an HDTV via USB is priced at $35.
Users need to plug in the dongle to their high-definition (HD) TV and it allows them to use their phone, tablet or laptop to "cast" online content to their TV screens. It currently works with Netflix, YouTube, Google Play Movies and TV, and Google Play Music. Google says more apps such as Pandora are coming soon.
Wit Chromecast you can use your phone, tablet or laptop to browse and cast content to your TV, play and pause, control the volume. With the content streaming, you can also multitask - send emails or surf the web - while enjoying what is on the TV screen. 

It works across platforms - Android tablets and smartphones, iPhones, iPads, Chrome for Mac and Windows.
A new feature in the Chrome browser allows you to project any browser tab to your TV. All this can be done simply by pressing a button. This feature is currently in beta.
Chromecast is available in the US starting today.
The new Nexus 7 tablet that was also launched at the same event that has a full HD display and runs Andorid 4.3 OS and is slimmer, lighter and more powerful than its predecessor.

Google Posted This To Their Official Site -

With Chromecast, you can easily enjoy your favorite online entertainment on your HDTV—movies, TV shows, music, and more from Netflix, YouTube, Google Play, and Chrome. No more huddling around small screens and tiny speakers. Chromecast automatically updates to work with a growing number of apps. 
Chromecast works with devices you already own, including Android tablets and smartphones, iPhones®, iPads®, Chrome for Mac® and Chrome for Windows®. Browse for what to watch, control playback, and adjust volume using your device. You won't have to learn anything new.  
Get started in 3 easy steps: plug Chromecast into any HDTV, connect it to WiFi, then send videos and more from your smartphone, tablet or laptop to your TV with the press of a button



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