Google’s new gadget will let you stream Internet video to your TV. Do you already do this to watch video at home?

ABC News U.S. 2013/07/25 02:00:00
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Google's new Nexus 7 has the specifications to impress, but a new little and cheaper device called the Chromecast is impressing a bit more today.

The small dongle costs approximately $35 and promises to let you easily stream Internet video on a television. Plug the device into the back of a TV's HDMI port, connect it to your home WiFi network and you can then fire up videos or music on your phone, tablet and computer and watch it on the bigger screen.

"The Chromecast is easiest way to bring your favorite online entertainment to your TV," Google Head of TV Technology Mario Queiroz said at the launch event this morning.

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  • Erica 2013/07/26 06:28:49
    1. Hook up laptop to TV via HDMI cord
    2. Search for desired TV show on internet, via free streaming websites
    3. Enjoy saving on your stupid cable bill! Watch what you want, when you want!

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  • sougo 2015/01/27 06:59:55
    I own one, and REALLY regret it. It won't connect through my secure WiFi. Half the time it won't connect when I try streaming directly through it either.
  • John Paul Allen 2013/08/06 20:31:27
    John Paul Allen
    I might if I was savy.
  • Faye 2013/07/30 21:34:30
    TV to me is just TV while the internet is special....
  • Cymech Dragon 2013/07/30 03:21:26
    Cymech Dragon
    And though I need not the product, I must commend Google for another job well-done. Every single time they do something, it's either a new innovation or full-on improvement. Google is exactly what has been needed for all of history.
  • Manwé 2013/07/29 21:16:10
    Our main TV already has internet access.
  • vinnysmom1221 2013/07/29 20:57:32
    We have a Linux run media center PC hook up to both our TVs and we use youtube, hulu, netflix and such on them.
  • Executor 2013/07/29 17:13:59
    Technically no, since I don't have an actual TV, but I do have a second monitor on my computer on which I can watch Netflix or other streaming video while playing games or browsing the Internet. That monitor also serves as my TV, since it has an HDMI port to which I connected my cable box. The speakers on it suck, though, so I had to connect the headphone output to the line in jack on my computer so the sound is output through my superior PC speakers instead.
  • sjalan 2013/07/29 03:08:36
    Who needs a "gadget" to do that. Just hook in the HDMI cord and go direct to the TV!!
  • vinnysm... sjalan 2013/07/29 20:58:07
    Because gadgets are nifty! :p
  • fuzzy K... vinnysm... 2013/07/30 13:58:48
    fuzzy Ken "In G*d We Trust"
  • Cymech ... sjalan 2013/07/30 03:22:16
    Cymech Dragon
    Because not everyone has cable. Some people are still in the stone ages with their satellites & DSL crap.
  • Playerazzi 2013/07/28 09:07:23
    I've never owned a TV.

    Now, the internet - that's a different story.
  • Marcus Clark 2013/07/28 06:07:52
    Marcus Clark
    I don't even have a TV to stream to.
  • Tree 2013/07/28 03:38:43
    Well I have xbox so I guess that counts lol but I'd like to go from my laptop to my tv
  • danny 2013/07/27 18:34:55
    instead of streaming internet to my tv why not just use the internet a derpy derp derp
  • Dave 007 2013/07/27 11:48:20
    Dave 007
    After a while, when the price goes down and all the bugs are fixed, I may try it.
  • fuzzy K... Dave 007 2013/07/30 14:01:16
    fuzzy Ken "In G*d We Trust"
    It's only $35.
    Minus 3 months of free Netflix @ $8 a month and that's a net cost of $11.
  • Witkh13 2013/07/27 08:42:46
    I watch t.v. on my computer... I doubt this will be a hot seller for Google.
  • Eternal Sailor Sol 2013/07/27 01:44:07
    Eternal Sailor Sol
    I hate watching TV and movies, but I like TV shows of the 90's and early to mid 2000's(2000-2006). I hope that the gadget allows to watch the TV 'good days'.
  • fuzzy K... Eternal... 2013/07/30 14:02:24
    fuzzy Ken "In G*d We Trust"
    Yes, you can!
    You will find them on Netflix, Hulu and Crackle. The last two are free.
  • Jeffersonian Freedom 2013/07/27 01:04:30 (edited)
    Jeffersonian Freedom
    I stream shows and movies I have acquired via the internet to my hdtv,because I acquire my shows and movies for free I end up saving a load of money compared to those not in the know.
  • raelene 2013/07/26 23:36:26
    My tv has a computer hooked to it.
  • hermit57 2013/07/26 20:48:07
    HDMI cable connects my computer to my High Def TV. What very few television programs I like to watch, I can get online. I have a wireless keyboard and mouse and can sit in my recliner and operate my computer from across the room. I can rent or download movies all day and night long. A lot are free any way. Cable? I'm surprised anybody still uses it! $200.00 a month for a cable bundle? Ridiculous! I remember when I could watch TV shows for free! And there was this thing made of actual paper where I could learn about the news of the world and my hometown for .25 cents, 50 cents on Sundays! I could get action/adventure, comedy,love stories, documentaries etc at a place called the library! For free! Hell, now you can listen to audio books online, in most cases, for free! Why is everyone spending their hard earned money on gadgets you don't need? Just research the internet and find a host of goodies, mostly just for the cost of your internet provider! Let your search engine do all the work in finding what you want! And believe me, the government could care less about the average American citizen and what you are doing on the internet! Otherwise we'd have less bombings, less school shootings, and less murders, etc. !
  • Boblawbla hermit57 2013/07/29 15:43:48 (edited)
    That's my set up exactly.... I sit in my recliner with a wireless keyboard and mouse too. I have a fairly large monitor (23.5 inches) and an "All-in One" computer. I thought I had invented the recliner idea.... LOL

    gateway all in one
  • hermit57 Boblawbla 2013/08/02 08:35:07
    43 Inch high def TV is my monitor. Head phones are my surround sound! And access to just about every movie ever made! Sweet set up for me! I'm handicapped and don't get around well. But I'm happy! :D
  • Boblawbla hermit57 2013/08/02 16:17:00
    I seldom get out myself.... and I save on my cable bill because I don't have a television. Just a few years ago I had to surf the television channels for something decent to watch (you know the routine) and I often had to settle (I Love Lucy, Jerry Springer etc) but not these days... I wonder how long their going to wait to make the internet standard on all televisions?
  • hermit57 Boblawbla 2013/08/03 08:08:01
    Great question! They already gave us cable to connect to the internet. They gave us HDMI cables to connect our computers to our TVs. And they gave us blueray players that can stream movies from the internet, that connect to our TVs. So, maybe in another 20 years?! :D
  • fivecentfather 2013/07/26 20:34:30
    Been doing so for years via my XBox 360.
  • Rickie 2013/07/26 20:01:38
    There are several handy devices and game systems that already allow people to do this. Google is joining the party a bit late. Maybe they will have something better to offer?
  • rickky-tickky-tick-tock 2013/07/26 19:07:45
    I purchased this device via Amazon a few day's ago when first hearing of it. They are out of stock presently. People are grabbing these up quickly. Currently, using the Roku media device also which I'll continue using as well.
  • Bob Roberts 2013/07/26 19:02:00
    Bob Roberts
    My answer may be a bit misleading - I do have a couple computers attached to a wide screen TV as their alternate monitor so I can & do display content from my machines and the net on a 50 or so inch class screen, yes. But not using a device like this or some other similar, only because I route my HDMI output straight to a huge screen for personal and professional reasons.
  • ClintAustin26 2013/07/26 18:45:02
    Apple TV's in 5 rooms of the house
  • angela.walker.12327608 2013/07/26 18:26:01
    gotta stay up on the new world
  • _Casey_Logan_ 2013/07/26 17:51:58
  • fuzzy K... _Casey_... 2013/07/26 19:10:20
    fuzzy Ken "In G*d We Trust"
    Talk to your parents. Show them how much $$ they could save
  • LockiNinja 2013/07/26 17:23:24
    Don't need to.
  • brichards719 2013/07/26 16:38:37
    if netflix and youtube count from my ps3
  • Faceless and Disposable 2013/07/26 16:14:30
    Faceless and Disposable
    I am actually waiting to by the Chromecast until it is compatible with Bitcasa so I can upload all of my movies off my hard drive and stream them to my TV at will, like owning my own Netflix! They need to be encouraged to do that, so I plead with everyone here, please go to this site and vote for this feature so they will be more inclined to implement it!

  • fuzzy Ken "In G*d We Trust" 2013/07/26 15:46:51
    fuzzy Ken "In G*d We Trust"
    I've had a Roku for over a year and love it. Even better is the $100 a month savings from what I used to pay for cable. (That's including what I pay for Netfix, Hulu Plus and Amazon Prime)
    We ordered the Chromecast on Wednesday and got 3 free months of Netfix. That means that Chromecast only costs us $11. (That offer is over BTW)
  • dupafa11 2013/07/26 15:39:23

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