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Google Chromecast UK release coming within weeks

The Google Chromecast UK release date could happen within the coming weeks, according to Google.

Speaking during the SXSW conference this week, Android Chief Sundar Pichai said the Chromecast would be released in “many more countries” before the end of the month.

Google originally released the Chromecast HDMI streaming dongle in July 2013 alongside the Google Nexus 7 2 announcement.

The device was then opened up to developers with a special SDK in February this year, to expand the device’s app compatibility.

Pichai added that customers have already purchased “millions” of Chromecast, but failed to outline specific sales figures.

Earlier rumours also suggested that the device would launch outside the US in March, but these were originally dismissed by Google.

However, it seems those rumours were spot on after all.

Google Chromecast Features
The Chromecast is an HDMI media streaming dongle that plugs directly into any HDTV. It allows you to stream services like Netflix, YouTube, Google Play Movies and Google All Access Music from your smartphones and tablets to your TV over Wi-Fi.

It runs on a simplified version of Chrome OS and pulls content from the cloud rather than your smart device, meaning multiple users can interact with the content at any one time.

Google has made sure the Chromecast is compatible with Full 1080p HD streaming and 5.1 surround sound so you don’t lose out on any quality when streaming.

Not only is it fully compatible with Android devices, but tehre’s also an iOS app in the App Store to attempt to ape the AirPlay offerings.

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Via: TheNextWeb