Yes, Google’s got it’s new dongle/gizmo Chromecast out. It’s a wireless HDMI gizmo that lets you stream to your TV. So really, it’s using your TV as a second monitor, which some of us do anyway. However the Chromecast is also $35.00
To me, it’s interesting as it seems to:
- Speak to an audience who is computer, not TV centric. I’m that audience, and I get it – that TV is a big monitor.
- Be remarkably restrained. This is a small gizmo, not a big device. If Google is going small, this opens up many opportunities.
- Completely confuse and conflate TV, web, streaming, and TV. Which may be the point and is kind of inevitable.
- Would be REALLY interesting if paired with Steam.
Sounds like Google has some interesting plans. Let’s watch this.