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Google releases SDK for Chromecast

Google Chromecast is one of the easiest way to make your TV smart, but unless there are a lot of interesting and relevant apps, it doesn't really stand out among its competition. Lack of apps, says wh

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Google Chromecast is one of the easiest way to make your TV smart, but unless there are a lot of interesting and relevant apps, it doesn’t really stand out among its competition. Lack of apps, says who? Google has just released the SDK (software development kit), which now enables programmers and software makers to make apps for the device.

That means, much like the Android powered phones and tablets, this little device will get its own apps that will able to “cast” them on a bigger display. That’s not to say there are no compatible apps available for the tiny USB dongle device currently. (The currently available list of apps can be found here.) But this list would surely expand a lot in the coming weeks.

For starters, Chromecast is a $35 plug-and-play device by Google, which can connect to your TV and bring all the goodness of  the Iinternet (via WiFi) and some more. It can be controlled via the Chrome browser on your  smartphone, tablet or laptop. Google is aiming for the same market that Apple addresses with its relatively expensive $99 Apple TV. In 2014, Google intends to launch Chromecast in international markets, which would explain this push for compatible apps and services.

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  • Published Date: February 5, 2014 9:09 AM IST