FORTUNE — Google (GOOG) took another crack at television this week, having failed to get much traction with the Google TV solution it introduced three years ago.
The new entrant is a $35 dongle called Chromecast that plugs into the HDMI port of a high-definition TV and receives audio and video content streamed over Wi-Fi — thus offering many of the features Apple (AAPL) users have enjoyed through AirPlay and Apple TV.
How do the two systems stack up?
The Verge’s Chris Welch, who produced the tale of the tape above, offers this summary:
UPDATE: Barely 24 hours after Google offered Chromecast buyers a free three-month Netflix subscription, the sweetener was withdrawn. See Google ends Chromecast-Netflix promotion ‘due to overwhelming demand’.