Lenovo on May 28, 2015 at its Lenovo Tech World event in Beijing announced the launch of its Google Chromecast- like media streaming device called ‘Cast’. Similar to Chromecast, it can be connected to the TV using the HDMI port. After connecting the phone or tablet data can be streamed directly on the TV. Apart from streaming it also has the capability of mirroring any content present on the user’s phone on the connected television.
The device is viable in supporting Android, Chrome devices, Windows 8.1 and also iOS devices through Miracast and DLNA. Lenovo cast is priced at $49 and will be available worldwide from August.
As the company claims in their official blog post, it supports dual 2.4GHz and 5GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi network bands which can transfer content upto 20 meters of distance and can also send signals through walls.
The Google Chromecast was launched in July 2013, but it only entered the Indian market in December 2014. India has its own version media streaming device known as Teewe, developed by entertainment hardware maker Mango Man. It was exclusively launched through Snapdeal for Rs. 2,399 in September 2014. Bangalore based Mango Man recently raised a funding of $1.75 million from Sequoia Capital and India Quotient Fund.