Google has been trying to get into TVs for years and has come up with seemingly the most elegant and the easiest to use internet TV, Chromecast . Instead of going the smart TV way, think Apple TV or Roku – Google has decided to use the TV as just a display screen, not a computer.
Chromecast at a glance:
A USB sized wireless receiver, all Chromecast does is pull video from the internet or even content from a laptop or PC – and then displays it on HDTVs. What this means for a consumer is that they don’t need to splurge on a smart TV because all the computing is done on the network cloud or by external devices. A smart phone, tablet or laptop acts the remote control, another elegant solution! This has two major benefits – Firstly, Chromecast is cheap because it doesn’t require any extra processing or memory. Secondly, and more importantly – it is a simple platform that allows content providers to easily plug in, a major issue for Smart TVs till date.
The easiest to use internet TV, Chromecast – is truly a case of simpler being smarter.