We know Google wants to be linked to your TV but previous efforts have failed miserably (The Google Q or Google TV). Google is now trying a different approach by offering a $35 HDMI dongle that will stream content from a compatible smartphone, tablet, laptop or chromebook.
You can order this (if you are in the US) right now from the Google Play store and have it delivered in a pretty little box in a couple of days.
As an early adopter bonux, Google is giving away 3 months of Netflix service for free with every dongle. You will be able to pickup a unit in US BEst Buy stores at the end of the month and availability for other regions is being "actively worked on".
At launch, this will work with Netflix, Youtube, Google Music, Google Moovies. iPone and iPad users, fear not, the Sultant of Search has not forgotten you. They clearly say:
Chromecast works with devices you already own, including Android tablets and smartphones, iPhones®, iPads®, Chrome for Mac® and Chrome for Windows®
You may now rejoice IOS fans with the satisfying knowledge that you are part of this party called Chromecast.
The coolest part is that you will be able to view on your TV anything you are viewing in your Chrome browser.
Nice Greek music in the background of the first Chromecast ad
Google blog post introducing the world to Chromecast
You can buy a Chromecast from Google here.