Source: Google Chrome Blog
quote: as you have to plug the Chromecast into a power source. Not that big of a deal ultimately though, and if your TV has USB you may be in luck.
quote: For a mere $35, you plug this tiny dongle into any HDMI port and that it, you have wireless streaming from any device, your tablet, your phone, your laptop, whatever.
quote: For a start you cannot actually stream video or audio from a tablet or phone to your TV, you can only use Chromecast to view material on the web on your TV and use your phone or tablet to control the web play back.
quote: CHROMECAST IS AN OBVIOUS PRODUCTEverything I’ve described makes the choices behind Chromecast clear:Google believes that the future is multi-screen, and the most prominent screen in most consumers’ lives is the televisionAs a horizontal company, Google wants to be on every screen, and their vehicle to accomplish that across verticals, both from a technical and brand perspective, is ChromeChromecast works on all devices – including iOS – not just AndroidChromecast is priced as low as it can beChromecast has both a relatively easy go-to-market as a standalone device as well as allure for television makersIt helps that Chromecast looks to be very well-executed – everything Google TV wasn’t, in every way.As I wrote in The Google We Always Wanted, Google is laser-focused right now. They have a clear identity as a horizontal services company, and from that perspective, just about everything they are doing makes sense.
quote: I am not shocked by this, but you obviously are not very educated in what this is. It does stream from your local computer (Mac, windows, chrome). All you have to do is use chrome and put in the address (for windows, it would be c:\.....) and it will play it. I don't know how the path would work on a mac, cause I want devices that can do more, but I am sure it can be done.
quote: It's Chrome not Android which is central to Google's strategy.