Google releases iOS app to configure Chromecast devices
People buying the $35 Web-to-TV streaming-video devices now can set them up with an iOS app, not just a PC with a Web browser.
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Chromecast devices plug into a TV's HDMI port so that people can send video streams from their PCs to the TV, using an Android or iOS device as a remote control. The bare-bones $35 hardware on the Chromecast lacks its own interface, so setup requires external intervention. Google already let people configure Chromecast devices with a browser on a PC.