Updated: 11/16/2019 by Computer Hope
Google Chromecast device.

Chromecast is an HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) dongle sold by Google that allows users to broadcast the screen of another device to a television set. It was released on July 24, 2013.

After connecting the Chromecast to a television set or monitor, supported devices (including laptops, computers, Smartphones, and Tablets) can broadcast their screen over Wi-Fi. Websites such as HBO, YouTube, and Netflix can broadcast their videos directly to the Chromecast, and more apps that support the Google Cast technology are also in development.

The Chromecast is unique from similar products because it's only $30 and can stream any Chrome browser tab, which means you can watch anything you can open in your browser.

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