Google unveils $35 Chromecast device for TV and music streaming

The HDMI stick is available at online stores

By Zach Miners, IDG News Service |  Cloud Computing

Through the platform, developers don't need to build an entirely new app; they just need to make a few modifications, said Queiroz.

"Over time we expect the [Chromecast] technology to be embedded into a range of devices from our partners," Queiroz said.

Following the unveiling, there was some chatter among attendees over whether Chromecast would succeed, or fail like the company's previous attempt at a media streaming device with the Nexus Q, which was announced at last year's Google I/O conference but never got off the ground.

But Opus' Sterling called Chromecast at the very least an "interesting, clever and cheap product."

Zach Miners covers social networking, search and general technology news for IDG News Service. Follow Zach on Twitter at @zachminers. Zach's e-mail address is zach_miners@idg.com

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