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Google device plugs into smart TVs

Google is taking a swing at commanding the television with Chromecast. The $35 accessory plugs into a TV and allows users to stream video, share tabs from the Google Chrome browser, or play music from their smartphones, tablet or computer on the big screen.

The device fits into a TV’s HDMI port and eliminates some of the usual frustrations with TV streaming.

For example, while Apple TV and, to a lesser extent, the Xbox allow users to beam some content from their mobile devices to the television, the mobile devices then can’t be used for anything else at the same time. Google says Chromecast enables multitasking on the laptop, tablet or other device without interrupting what’s streaming on the TV. http://bit.ly/15Jgb62

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