A $35 dongle termed the Chromecast came on the scene last week. Google was the parent company that released this smart device. It allows you to transfer a video from your mobile or computer to your TV screen. But there is a proviso. The video has to have its origins in YouTube, Netflix, Google Play or a Chrome Tab. GigaOM reports that Vimeo is also planning to launch its Chromecast app. Meanwhile, Verizon's Redbox also have plans to feature the device via their instant service. Plex developers are looking into the matter too. HBO Go will get the support system too. Google TV and Nexus Q were sophisticated beyond this gadget which sports more homely features. Yet they were scrapped and this product is destined to continue. It is a dark polymer dongle with a single button on it. A cable, cord and adaptor accompany the device.
You can connect it through Wi-Fi. It is an experience alright. Video streaming was never better. And everything looks so crystal clear on screen. There is even capacity for HTML5 and Flash. All sorts of content can be shifted on to your television. Though possessing merely a week-long existence, the Chromecast dongle is already making waves. It is Google’s rejoinder to Apple TV. Other services that may feature on this device in the future are: Pandora, Slacker Radio, Stitcher and Rdio. Spotify meanwhile will require some cajoling to lure into the fold.