Google has introduced Chromecast, which is basically a tiny dongle that you insert in your TV’s HDMI port, that allows you to control your TV from any device, whether it is based on Android or iOS, or even a laptop. The OS does not matter. It is powered via USB.
Just connect it to the same Wi-Fi network as your mobile device. From there you just either open the YouTube application or the YouTube website where Google is introducing a new button. Hit that button and the video you are in gets automatically streamed to your TV set. Nice! Easy!
It gets better. You don’t even need to turn on your TV. Doing it on your phone automatically turns on the TV, switches it into the right mode and starts the video. Pretty hassle free, which is the point. You can play a single video, or queue multiple videos into a playlist and watch them all.
The new Chromecast also works with Netflix so you can easily watch and control your favorite movies. It also lets you beam Chrome tabs from your device right to your TV. That feature is still in beta though. Chromecast is live right now and is priced at $35, bundled with three months of free Netflix. It will be available from most major retailers on July 28th.
Source Phone Arena
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