Chromecast is the first step to internet television. It is a thumb-sized HDMI stick, which allows users to stream content from their smartphones, tablets and computers on the TV, also known as "casting". The whole thing works fast, easy and requires no remote control. Simply touch the Chromecast icon on the video or image to stream, and it will appear immediately on the TV. While streaming, the smartphone or computer can continue to be used and even put in standby mode. Chromecast works across platforms and costs 35 USD.