Sony Bravia Smart Stick Is a Feature-Packed Chromecast


Sony is taking on Google with the unveiling of its new Bravia Smart Stick, a tiny device that works with your HDTV much like Google’s Chromecast.

Set to debut later this week, the Smart Stick will plug into your TV’s HDMI port and bring with it Google TV software, essentially turning your basic Bravia television into a Smart TV.

Feature-wise, the SmartStick will offer users more than Chromecast.

The Chromecast is basically a simplified Chrome browser running on a dongle. When you play content on the device you have to use your smartphone or tablet to essentially point that stick to a URL. Most anything you can play in Chrome you can play on Chromecast; individual apps, however, have to add Chromecast support before they can be used with the dongle. Currently only Netflix and YouTube are supported, with Pandora support on the way. Read more…

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Via: Mashable: Gadgets

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