Google has announced a low-cost competitor to Apple TV - a dongle device called Chrome cast. The dongle is plugged into a television's HDMI port, and allows users to stream media from smart phones, tablets and computers. With chrome cast, Google is attempting to make simpler its large-screen offering, focusing on streaming clips from services such as YouTube and Netflix via a far cheaper machine.
Launching instantly in the US, the device will cost $35. Present is as yet no word on worldwide launches. Google also announced an upgraded Nexus 7 tablet, the first to run the novel version of the Android scheme. The dongle plugs into a television's HDMI port, and uses wireless home internet to link to strategy. The search giant was especially keen to stress the dongle's ability to flow across multiple operating systems, be it Android.