Google launches Chrome Cast dongle for streaming to TV

Jul

25

2013

Google unveiled the Chrome Cast: a small dongle that can be, and media can be started via a tablet, smartphone or laptop plugged into an HDMI jack of a TV. The dongle only works with a select number of services and apps.

The Chrome Cast is a small device – slightly larger than a USB stick – which is equipped with an HDMI connector and a USB input. The device must be where the power is supplied by a USB cable that plugs into the back of the Chrome Cast is. Plugged into a HDMI port The dongle runs on a simplified version of Chrome OS and via wifi to connect to a home network.

Users can then control it from their smartphone, tablet or laptop media, but technically, nothing is streamed. For example, if using a phone a Youtube video on the Chrome Cast is started, makes the Chrome Cast itself connected to YouTube to stream the video. There is no video signal from the phone sent to the Chrome Cast, as for example in Apple Airplay is the case. This works the same as Google’s Chrome Cast Nexus Q media player, which was at Google I / O announced in 2012, but never reached the store shelves.
Because nothing is streamed, the Cast Chrome only works with apps that support Google. During the presentation, the Google Chrome Cast demonstrated with Youtube, Google Play Movies, Netflix and Pandora, which were both an Android phone as an iPhone used to drive.’s Chrome Cast All the apps that Google showed were provided with an extra button which could be content. Sent to the Chrome Cast

Google is also working on a feature – which is currently still in beta – which can be open tabs in a Chrome browser redirected to the Chrome Cast. This makes it possible to play by opening it on a laptop a video from Vimeo, and then send the tab. To the Chrome Cast

The Cast Chrome is immediately available in America and will cost $ 35. Google plans to the device in other countries to bring out. ‘ASAP’

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