In Pictures: Google Chromecast brings Google into your living room

Google has announced the Google Chromecast, a small device that lets you stream online content and sync your phone, tablet or laptop with your TV.

Multitasking While content is playing on your TV, you can continue to use your mobile device as you normally would; the content continues streaming from the cloud even as you check email or do searches. You can build a Chromecast playlist on your mobile device while your video plays, and multitasking won’t disrupt the Chromecast since content is streaming from the cloud. (It won’t drain your battery, either.) In fact, Chromecast will even work when your phone or tablet is in sleep mode. When you wake your device up, you will be able to pause your content or skip to the next video without unlocking your “remote.”

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