July 30, 2013
Google is serious about making its new Chromecast video streaming device the must-have technology product of the year. Gigaom is reporting that Vimeo is ready to support the device, and Redbox Instant is going to support it as well. In addition, it looks like Plex and HBO Go integration is coming soon. Launched earlier this month, the $35 Google Chromecast device connects to an HDTV to provide streaming from mobile devices such as the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad. The device works with video, music, and apps such as YouTube and Netflix. It launched alongside Google's next generation Nexus 7 tablet device. Initially, Chromecast came with a free three-month membership to Netflix through Amazon. However, that deal was quickly pulled due to the high demand for the device. We recently had a chance to play around with Google's new device and found that it has a lot of potential. Check out our previously released video: The Google Chromecast is available through Amazon and Best Buy. You can also purchase it through Google's online store. For more information, see: Google Launches Chromecast, New Nexus 7 And Google Play Games To Compete With Apple, Performance Comparison: Nexus 7 Versus iPad mini, and Hardware Comparison: Google’s New Nexus 7 Versus Apple’s iPad mini.