The other day, after Hulu released support for the Chromecast on their app, I retired my Apple TV in favor of the Google Chromecast.
Google Chromecast is better because you can control the Chromecast from the your mobile devices and tablets without using a remote like the Apple TV.
Google Chromecast is also supported on all platform. You can use it with your Android devices, iPhones, iPad, and even from your computer.
I really liked my Apple TV, and we used it daily to watch Hulu and Netflix. But the Apple TV is more expensive than the Chromecast and has been squarely beaten because of the features I mentioned above.
Good job Google.