I’ve been a fan of Chromecast ever since Google launched it the summer before last. Plug this compact dongle into a high-definition television, and you can wirelessly stream — or in Chromecast-speak “cast” — movies, TV shows, videos and music from the Internet using Netflix, YouTube, HBO Go, ESPN and other apps on your Chromebook, or Android or iOS smartphone or tablet.
Best of all, it only cost $35.
Which leads to the inevitable question: why splurge for Google’s brand new streaming Nexus Player, which Google produced in partnership with Asus, especially since Nexus Player duplicates what Chromecast can already do, and at $99 costs the same as the top of the line Roku player, Amazon’s Fire TV, and Apple TV?
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