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Finally! The long awaited Chromecast will be available in Australia today. According to Android news website, Ausdroid, they have received information from multiple sources that the Chromecast will indeed start selling in Australia on Wednesday 28th May 2014. This falls in-line of the accidental pre-order page by Dick Smith which was quickly removed after being online for a few hours.
Just incase you’ve forgotten what Chromecast is, the device will allow you to stream content from your internet connection onto your television. The device is about the size of larger USB memory stick and plugs into an existing HDMI port. Chromecast can easily be controlled from your smartphone or your web browser and offers the ability to watch YouTube videos, browse the internet, catch-up on TV shows (using streaming websites) and much more. In the United States, Chromecast has apps for Netflix, Hulu, Rdio and much more.
Ausdroid have received confirmation from a number of services in Australia that they’ll be bringing their service to Chromecast. This includes online streaming website Quickflix, Presto from Foxtel and ABC iView. At the moment, the Chromecast will be available to be purchased from JB HiFi, Dick Smith Electronics and Google Play for the price of $49. If you don’t already have a Smart TV or were looking to extend the capability of your current Smart TV, Chromecast would be an excellent addition – and for $49, you’d be crazy not to.
UPDATE 28/05: Respective retailers have now updated their websites to include product information. It might be best to purchase the product in-store today to avoid the usual shipping costs and delays. At the moment, you can purchase Chromecast from: