Google Chromecast headed to the UK on March 19


People in the states have been enjoying the Chromecast for quite some time while users in the UK and abroad have had to play the waiting game. Well, the wait is almost over as Android Police has uncovered details that show the Chromecast is headed to the UK this week.

We see all kinds of leaks, and while some don’t pan out, you can essentially ‘bet the farm’ on this one. A document obtained by the folks over at Android Police shows that stock started to arrive last Friday and that further instructions on the new product would follow today at 5PM. While no product is named, the leak calls it “one of the biggest products of the year from Google” and we all know it isn’t the Galaxy S5 or an unknown device – it’s the Chromecast.

If you’re not familiar with the streaming wonder known as the Chromecast, here’s the skinny. The Chromecast is an HDMI streaming stick that allows you to stream (certain) content from your smartphone, tablet or PC (sometimes) to your TV. The Chromecast plugs into any HDMI port on your TV, but does require a power cable unless you have a USB port on the big screen. Either way, it’s unobtrusive and a cinch to setup.nexusae0_wm_20140314190514_noexif-1_thumb

As for the content, in the states we have access to Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube, HBO Go, Pandora, and Google Play movies. You can also cast some content from your Chrome browser on the PC, and there are a number of Android apps that have already implemented Chromecast support including Plex and Allcast. That being said, as a long time Chromecast user the handiest app I’ve personally used has to be Solid Explorer. It works great, and gives you a nice trial to test things out before you decide on the Premium version.

Google Chromecast is a handy device, and barring any last minute setbacks it looks like you’ll be able to pick up a Chromecast in the UK this week. According to the leak, that day will be Wednesday and you can expect the device to cost around $35/£21.07.

Source: Android Police

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