Okay, I am confused now. Is it called Chromecast or Google Cast? Google Play calls the device Chromecast. Now the Chrome extension on the Webstore calls it Google Cast.
Anyways, if it does the “casting” well, it’s fine with me.
Here is the official description:
The Google Cast extension enables you to find and play content on your Chromecast device from your Chrome browser.
When on Cast optimized sites like YouTube and Netflix, you’ll see new options that let you play video on your TV via Chromecast – using your computer as a remote to browse for videos and to control playback.
You can also cast any of your tabs in Chrome to your TV, letting you enjoy sites, photos, or even videos from the best screen in your home. Note that this feature is still in beta, and requires a fast computer and Wi-Fi network.
Chromecast hardware is required to use this extension. To find out more, visit http://google.com/chromecast
Just like all the other Chrome OS hardware, Google won’t be releasing it outside their usual list markets. So I will not get to play with one anytime soon. But the news? That’ll keep flowing. Stay tuned.