Google just announce Chromecast! Chromecast is a small dongle that you plug into your television’s HDMI input in order to push content from your phone, tablet, or computer to the TV. Just open up YouTube, for example, and you’ll find a new “Cast” button that’ll get things started. You’ll be able to push content, adjust the volume, and more right from your phone. (And yes, you’ll even have a “Cast” button on the iOS version of the YouTube app, not just on its Android counterpart.) Other apps, such as Netflix, Google Play Movies, Google Play Music, and Pandora will also offer support for Chromecast.
You can seamlessly switch between controlling your television from various devices — be they phones, tablets, or laptops — instantly. This means that you’re not suddenly going to lose control of a movie if the person who pushed it to your TV happens to leave the room.
The Chromecast dongle is priced at $35 and comes with three months of Netflix access. You should be able to order it online today or they’ll be at retail locations like Best Buy on July 28th. Who doesn’t want an ultra-affordable Chrome dongle for your TV?