The popular Chromecast dongle from Google, which costs $35 and allows consumers to turn their "dumb" TVs into Smart TVs through the HDMI port, will soon have a competitor.
Netgear on Monday announced the NeoMediacast HDMI dongle, a device that, like the Chromecast, connects to a television's HDMI port and provides access to applications. Netgear's technology uses the Android SDK to allow developers to create applications for the device.
However, unlike Chromecast, which is targeted at consumers, the NeoMediacast has television service providers in its crosshairs. Netgear plans to start selling the dongles to service providers … Read more