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The Key to Chromecast's Success

Google's  (NASDAQ: GOOGL  ) Chromecast made a big splash, but it is all it's cracked up to be? The only way Chromecast will to present a viable threat to Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) early lead in streaming devices is if the search giant gets third-party developers and content providers onboard to integrate its Google Cast protocol. Initial consumer demand is soaring, and several high-profile names have already expressed interest -- a good sign for Big G.

In the following video, Fool contributor Evan Niu, CFA, and Eric Bleeker, CFA, discuss how important third-party support is for Chromecast to succeed.

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  • Report this Comment On August 13, 2013, at 5:10 AM, scottbrownstone wrote:

    Much better than Chromecast is Miracast TV — HD Wireless, which doesn’t limit the content you display like Chromecast does, and a new $39 Miracast HD Wireless adapter became available this week and offers a lot more features and works much more like Apple’s $100+ Airplay Wireless display technology.

    One of the first sources to carry this new device is TabletSprint – worth checking out for this alone... and for Android tablets, including a new series of tablets that launch next week that offer some great features and outprice the new Nexus… definitely worth reviewing.

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Evan is a Senior Technology Specialist at The Motley Fool. He was previously a Senior Trading Specialist at a major discount broker. Evan graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, and is a CFA charterholder.

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