Chromecast is Google’s hugely successful Trojan Horse into your home

photo: The Verge

By providing a stripped-down tool instead of an all-in-one solution, Google is able to serve as the interface between apps and hardware. Plus, Google doesn’t have to worry about where the media comes from or what software controls it. The Chromecast is a no-frills device — you just tap its icon in whatever app you’re looking at and the Chromecast moves, or “casts,” the image to your TV. – Nick Statt, The Verge