After Google came out with a number of hit-and-miss TV devices like Nexus Q, the release of Chromecast was extremely successful and a huge number of units were sold. Well it looks like Google also has big plans for Chromecast in 2014, having finally created a device that connects your media apps straight to your TV.
According to Mario Queiroz, the man behind Chromecast, Google’s goal with the Chromecast was always “to make it so that there wouldn’t be a separate implementation for mobile and TV and set-top boxes.”
Google has struggled with the goal of connecting your media devices. Google tried to get into the users living room with things like Google TV and the Nexus Q, which are both powered by Android. Chromecast, unlike it’s predecessors, runs a stripped down version of Chrome OS, which is used to power Chromebooks.
The Chromecast continued to be refined after it was released, making it easier to use and understand. One of the biggest goals that Google has with the Chromecast was to make it easy to use.
Google has also now released the “Google Cast SDK” to help developers, and Google itself is also working on more Chromecast hardware. Not only that, but the Chromecast will expand into more countries this year, making it more widely accessible.