Google today announced it is launching the Chromecast in India, which will be one of the exclusive launches at its annual Great Online Shopping Festival (GOSF), which starts from midnight tonight. Chromecast is essentially a dongle-like device, which brings universal streaming from any device to one’s TV. It is priced at Rs 2,999, and Google has partnered Airtel, Eros Now, and the device will be exclusively available on Snapdeal.
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Google had launched the Chromecast back in July last year, and it was initially only available in the US. But towards the end of last year, the Mountain View-based company had revealed that it plans on launching the device in more countries this year.
The Chromecast looks like a pendrive at first glance and is actually the same size as one. You plug it to your TV’s HDMI port and connect it to Wi-Fi and it is all set to stream anything from any device in the range.
It is a very simple product with no learning curve at all and can mirror anything that is on your device onto the TV. The streaming also works in the background, meaning that you can continue working on your smartphone or tablet and not worry about the video stopping.