An expanded view of the new Nest Audio smart speaker is displayed during the Google Launch Night In virtual event. Google also launched a new Chromecast streaming TV device. Photo: Bloomberg An expanded view of the new Nest Audio smart speaker is displayed during the Google Launch Night In virtual event. Google also launched a new Chromecast streaming TV device. Photo: Bloomberg
An expanded view of the new Nest Audio smart speaker is displayed during the Google Launch Night In virtual event. Google also launched a new Chromecast streaming TV device. Photo: Bloomberg

Chromecast streaming device, once for nerds, back as a TV plug-in, with Google looking to eat into sales of Amazon and Roku rivals

  • When Chromecast first launched, users needed a TV and a phone or tablet to operate it. Now the streaming device is back as a plug-in like Amazon and Roku rivals
  • It will use your Google search history to recommend content, and offers voice search which rivals don’t have. Still, Google is late to the party, analyst says

Topic |   Google
An expanded view of the new Nest Audio smart speaker is displayed during the Google Launch Night In virtual event. Google also launched a new Chromecast streaming TV device. Photo: Bloomberg An expanded view of the new Nest Audio smart speaker is displayed during the Google Launch Night In virtual event. Google also launched a new Chromecast streaming TV device. Photo: Bloomberg
An expanded view of the new Nest Audio smart speaker is displayed during the Google Launch Night In virtual event. Google also launched a new Chromecast streaming TV device. Photo: Bloomberg
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