Getting Netflix in your living room is now cheaper than ever. Last week, Google unveiled something called Chromecast, which is about the same size as a USB thumb drive and plugs directly into one of your TV’s HDMI ports. Chromecast lets you watch things like YouTube and Netflix on your TV and can even mirror what you’re looking at in your Chrome browser. Anyone with a laptop, iDevice or Android smartphone or tablet can control Chromecast in every way: from controlling volume and playback to adding YouTube videos to a queue. Chromecast is Google’s answer to Apple’s AirPlay, all centered around the Google Play music, movies and more you’ve rented or bought over the years. The device is available now for just $35… but it’s sold out almost everywhere. The low price point makes it an extremely low-risk purchase, so if you’re looking for an inexpensive way to get your media on any TV in the house, look no further than Chromecast.

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