For $35 you can’t go wrong. Google has finally delivered in the living room.
By Andrew Levy
Less than a week ago Google announced its newest media streaming device, Google Chromecast. The Chromecast essentially converts your dumb TV into a smart TV, allowing users to stream internet content to their living room. The price tag of the device is also especially appealing, coming in at a paltry $35. In fact, the Chromecast and its low price were so appealing to consumers, Google discontinued its three months free Netflix promotion one day after going on sale.
Google has played in the arena of media streaming devices before, in 2010 the tech world watched as Google TV crashed and burned in a fiery blaze of crappiness. So, will Google’s latest foray into the living room bust like Google TV and the Nexus Q, or has Mountain View finally made a device that can compete with the golden standard of the Apple TV?