Yesterday Mario Queiroz, the Google VP of Product Management, introduced Google’s new product. It’s called Chromecast and I believe it’s their move to directly compete with Apple TV.
Let’s briefly cover some interesting stats about Apple TV:
- Apple has sold over 12 million of them
- They control 56% of the market share
- It has a feature called the AirPlay feature
I brought up these stats and features, because Chromecast is set to get a piece of that glorious pie and add upon the existing AirPlay feature. As you may already know, this feature is only compatible with Apple products and lacks multi-screen features.
Chromecast will allow you to stream online content from the cloud and control it from your Android. Your device must be version 2.3 or later, as reported by Mashable. It supports the following: Netflix, YouTube, Netflix, Google Play, and Chrome for both Windows and Mac.
Another article reports that you can get this device for $35 in Google Play store, Amazon, and Best Buy. Along with that comes with 3 months of free Netflix. What are your thoughts on Google Chromecast? How do you think Apple will respond?
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