Google has just introduced Chromecast, a tiny device that you insert into your TV’s HDMI port that allows you to control your TV from any device, be it based on Android or iOS, or even laptop. The tool is completely cross-platform. Chromecast looks almost exactly like a Flash Drive and it actually powers via USB.
The Chromecast inserts in the back of your TV (or where your HDMI TV port is) and completely disappears from the view. You just have to 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. Tap that button and the video you are in gets automatically streamed to your TV set.
The new Chromecast also works with Netflix so you can easily watch and control your favorite movies.
Chromecast is priced at $35, is bundled with three months of free Netflix, and will be available at most major retailers starting July 28th.