We got excited in the office yesterday when Chromecast was announced. Watch the promotional video here.
"Cord-cutter" is a label given to those partaking in a global trend where home users "cut" the cord on their cable subscription in favour of online TV.
Here in New Zealand, that means ditching Sky TV.
Chromecast is a new $US35 HDMI dongle that plugs directly into your television. From your phone, tablet or computer you can then stream whatever you are watching online directly to your TV. It doesn't hoover up your mobile devices battery either. Chromecast reportedly streams 'direct from the source'.
Watch this video to get the overall feel for it:
I'm travelling through the US towards the end of August so will definately pick up a Chromecast from Best Buy.
Looking forward to seeing how it goes with streaming English Premiere League. My wife is from South America where she has a Netflix account. Using her Netflix account in New Zealand works fine with a service provided by UnoTelly.
Quick heads up - streaming online video works a treat on our new Ultra Fast Broadband service in Tauranga. If you can't get fibre yet, that's ok, many places can get VDSL while the Tauranga UFB fibre build continues.