Google’s Chromecast is one of the cheapest ways to get web content on your TV. Launching with access to Netflix and YouTube, Chromecast has already gotten platforms like Hulu and HBO Go interested and working toward getting more content to Google’s tiny streaming gadget. For now, though, Chromecast is a bit limited, and won’t store a video library or play things like QuickTime files. If you’re looking to add some more content – including just about anything that plays in a browser or things you may have downloaded elsewhere online – there’s a really easy way to do it. Begin by installing the Chromecast browser extension on your computer. Connect your browser to Chromecast, then drag and drop the file you want to play into your Chrome browser. Click on the Chromecast browser extension and select “Cast this tab.” That’s it! You just opened up Google’s $35 streaming device to a whole new world of content in just a matter of minutes… and did it all for free.

About Shelly Palmer

Named one of LinkedIn’s Top Voices in Technology, Shelly Palmer is CEO of The Palmer Group, a strategy, design and engineering firm focused at the nexus of technology, media and marketing. He is Fox 5 New York's on-air tech and digital media expert, writes a weekly column for Adweek, and is a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com or subscribe to our daily email http://ow.ly/WsHcb

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