Google Introduced Chrome Cast
Google has moved into internet TV after its competitors Apple with a relatively cheaper device known as Chromecast.
When connected to the HDMI port of your TV it can give unlimited streaming of websites like YouTube and Netflix and that too at a very low price. Google wasted no time in introducing it to USA for just 35 dollars.
There are no updates from Google about its release in the international market.
Google made a similar attempt in 2010 to enter the world of television industry when it joined hands with Sony to develop a £200 Setbox but it didn’t get any appreciation. The main reason behind its failure is told to be its high price which is not affordable for middle class families.
“It looks like they have learned from their mistakes, and radically simplified the experience,” Janko Roettgers wrote for tech blog GigaOM. “Gone are the attempts to integrate existing pay-TV offerings, recruit app developers for yet another medium and ship devices with hideous, complicated remote controls.
“Instead, Chromecast is pure simplicity: Search and discovery of video content is happening on the mobile device or laptop, and all Chromecast does is stream media from the cloud.”
There were praises all over the internet about this new Chromecast.
“On paper at least, it’s the best device Google has ever announced …,” Mat Honan wrote for WIRED, a CNN.com content partner. “Did Google just win the living room? No. But it definitely just cozied up on a lot of couches and got comfortable.”
Google has also announced to update Google Nexus 7 Tablet. It will be the first smartphone to support Android 4.3 and it will be $30 costlier than its previous version.
What Do I Think?
In my opinion Chromecast will revolutionize the entire online TV industry. As far as I can see it will take over the cable network in the nearby future.