Chrome OS is at the core of a bunch products that Google made in the recent years. The most successful among the lot must be Chromecast. When everyone was experimenting with smart TVs, Google managed to make any TV smart, with Chromecast. Much like what Google did with Cardboard for VR. Google does have a smart TV powered by Android, but that shares the fate of other smart TVs.
The first version of Chromecast was announced on July 24, 2013. At $30, it was an instant hit. I am sure this gave Google a lot of confidence in their future hardware projects. (Do you think they would have named it Pixel Cast if they had launched it in 2017?)
With a Chromecast connected TV and a Chromecast Audio connected speaker in kitchen, I’m a happy Chromecasteer.
How many Chromecasts do you own?