2014-04-01 10_48_13-Chromecast_ A New Era of Squirrel Entertainment - YouTube

Google is really heavy on the joke content this year. There's the Photobombing, Pokémon Maps, Signature Apps, and now Chromecast for Squirrels. What? Small mammals have video they want to watch on bigger screens too.

The video really drives the point home that Chromecast is all about squirrel empowerment and choice. No longer will squirrels have to watch human video content, because now there's Chromecast. As for the paw-friendly app situation, Google is working on that. Humans can still use the Chromecast, but squirrels are authorized to #gonuts. A word of warning: according to Google's updated fine print, the Chromecast may contain nuts. Squirrels not included.

While the video was released for April Fools, I feel like it almost works as a real ad. Considerably more ridiculous things have been passed off as the real deal.

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Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    Squirrels are badass

  • AbbyZFresh

    One black squirrel tried to chase me and my McDonalds food.

  • NoBullet

    That was grass-diving, not football.

  • NoBullet

    That was grass-diving, not football.

  • kindrudekid

    Go try to install today's CM on your device and plug it onto your charger

  • Henrique Persechini

    I wish april's fools joke where more like this silly-funny, at least now that everyone expects jokes from tech companies and no fake product passes for the real thing anymore (the 3 tech gloves was worse than that fat uncle dressed as santa with a badly fitted fake beard)

  • http://twitter.com/savagejeep SavageJeep

    Forgot Gmail and the new Shared Selfies: Shelfies!

  • xero1

    I want a pet Squirrel.