Google is best known as the world's most-used search engine, but it's also a hardware company, not unlike Apple. In fact, just days after Apple rolled out its new iPhones and iPad, Google yesterday took the stage. It unveiled a really cool new version of its TV streaming device, and introduced a new audio device (more on that in a minute).
The new Chromecast is a round disk with a cable that you stick into your TV's HDMI port. (The original Chromecast, a thumb-drive-style stick you inserted into your TV's HDMI port, debuted two years ago and has already sold 20 million units.)
The new Chromecast is enticing, at that includes for its incredible price, just $35. For that, you can stream 200,000 TV shows and movies, plus music and games, from your Mac or Windows computer, or your Apple iOS and Google Android tablet or smartphone, to your TV set.
It works wirelessly to cast, or send streaming content from your device to your TV. Suddenly, you can turn your regular TV set into a streaming device to watch content from Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go, Showtime Anytime, Watch ESPN, MLB.TV, and others.