Watching Web Video On Your TV Just Got Easier

Posted on: 9:19 am, July 25, 2013, by

Image Credit: Google/YouTube

Image Credit: Google/YouTube

This week, Google announced two new devices – an updated Nexus 7 tablet and a gadget called Chromecast. The latter could make your web-content to television transfer a whole lot easier.

Chromecast is a two inch, $35 device that allows you to wirelessly send video from your smart phone, tablet, laptop or Chrome web browser to your television.

“All you have to do is plug into any HDMI input on your TV, power through USB, connect to your home WiFi and you’re ready to kick back and watch,” explained Mario Caros, Vice President of Google.

The tech-giant also introduced the latest version of their 7-inch Nexus tablet with a lighter and slimmer design. The Nexus 7 also features front/rear cameras, virtual surround sound and longer battery life. There’s also an upgraded display with HD screen.

The 16GB version of the tablet will cost $230 and the 32GB, $270. The Nexus 7 will allow different users to use the same tablet with customized profiles and also parental controls. It’ll be available on July 30th.

Chromecast is already available for order online in the United States via Amazon, Best Buy and Google Play.