CES 2014: Netgear launches Chromecast Rival
NETGEAR is moving in to (sort of) Chromecast territory with the announcement of its new NeoMediacast HDMI Dongle.
The NTV300D is a customizable, Miracast-enabled platform that lets you ‘beam’ content from your smartphone or tablet in 1080p and runs on Android 4.2
It’s not clear whether the device will come with access to the Google Play Store but Netgear does say it will be able to leverage the Android apps that they have already developed to support linear TV on tablets and phones
“Consumers are clamoring for new options for accessing digital content across their screens"
“Consumers are clamoring for new options for accessing digital content across their screens, including their wide-screen HD TVs. With the NeoMediacast HDMI Dongle, our service provider customers have the means to provide a plug-and-play solution to their subscribers that also provides opportunities for additional revenue stream”
The NTV300D also utilises 802.11ac wireless connectivity and Bluetooth 4.0 so Bluetooth-enabled remote devices can connect seamlessly.
We’ll have to wait and see if it comes to the UK.
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