The Google Chromecast dongle has proved itself a valuable companion for those wanting to stream content from their devices to secondary screens without the need for wires.
However, in those instances when Wi-Fi is intermittent or unavailable, it’s about as useful as a chocolate teapot.
So, in a rather surprising launch on Wednesday, Google has released an Ethernet adapter for its HDMI dongle.
The $15 accessory is effectively a power brick, but one that makes it easy to run an Ethernet cable from your Chromecast to the router.
Google says it'll prove useful for reaching those Wi-Fi blackspots around the house, where streaming can often be interrupted through gaps in service. It'll also be useful in places such as meeting rooms and hotels, which often offer wired-only connections.
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Google had only launched the accessory in the US, so it remains to be seen whether an international release is in the pipeline.