Google unveils the $35 Chromecast, an HDTV streaming media dongle for Android and iOS

Besides a new Nexus 7 and Android 4.3, Google also unveiled Chromecast, a dongle that plugs into your TV’s HDMI port and allows you to stream media from Netflix, YouTube, Chrome, Pandora and Google Play.  You launch and control playback of the content via your Android device, iOS device and laptops (Windows, OS X and Chrome OS). The device does the heavy lifting of the playback, which frees your phone up to do something else, like check your email. An SDK will allow developers to incorporate this streaming technology into their apps.

The Chromecast dongle will cost $35 and is available today on the Google Play Store.

[Via Google Play Store]

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