News by Andrew Kameka on Friday February 07, 2014.
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Seven months since it was first introduced as a way to stream media on a television in the US market, Google Chromecast is finally making its way across the Atlantic for the official launch in the UK. Electronics retailer Curry is expected to begin selling the $35 HDMI dongle in early March, on or around the first of the month. Google cautions that is a tentative date and things could change, according to a statement provided to The Next Web.
Chromecast has been used in the UK thanks to imported US models being sold through Amazon and eBay. The upcoming sale marks the official launch in the region, which should lead to easier access and more reasonable prices. Google has not set a price for the Chromecast in the UK, but Amazon and other retailers have been selling it for 35 to 55 GBP when factoring shipping costs.
The recent release of the Chromecast SDK could potentially lead to an influx of more Chromecast apps, as we highlighted earlier this week. British consumers should be able to see more of those apps with an official Chromecast release next month.source: The Next Web
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