Google Chromecast announced for the UK?

Google Chromecast is finally on its way to the UK with an an official release pending.

A spokesman from the UK based electrical retailer – Currys has stated that they are expecting to be selling the TV dongle from the 1st March, 2014 although the exact date is still be be confirmed.

Previously only available in the US – Chromecast from Google allows users to stream content direct from ANY device including Desktop PCs, Laptops, Tablets or Smartphones running the Googles Chrome browser or associated apps. In the US there is a number of apps that have been enabled to stream direct including the likes of Netflix, YouTube, HBO GO, Hulu Plus and Google Play. So we can expect similar names in the UK to get onboard.

From their US website it states:

“Chromecast works with devices you already own, including Android tablets and smartphones, iPhones®, iPads®, Chrome for Mac® and Chrome for Windows®. Browse for what to watch, control playback, and adjust volume using your device. You won’t have to learn anything new.”

“Get started in 3 easy steps: plug Chromecast into any HDTV, connect it to WiFi, then send videos and more from your smartphone, tablet or laptop to your TV with the press of a button”

It was also announced earlier this week that Google has now opened up the official Google Cast SDK so that any developer with the relevant knowhow can add support of Chromecast to their native apps.

In the US the Google Chromecast retails for $35 so with the general UK mark up to allow for income and ‘gadget’ tax we should expect a RRP of about £39.99.

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