Google Store now selling an ethernet adapter for Chromecast

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There are areas in just about every home that experience trouble maintaining a wireless connection. And when the device being used is Chromecast, a steady connection is absolutely necessary for streaming. Today, the Google Store began offering an ethernet adapter for Chromecast that connects directly to a router. Users just have to connect the included USB cable to Chromecast on the other end. From there, it should be a smooth, stutter-free experience with the dongle darling.

Google has priced Chromecast’s ethernet adapter at $15 and shipping is free.

[Google Store]

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