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Monday, 19 May 2014 12:46

Dick Smith lets Chromecast slip Featured

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Rumours have been swirling about a local launch for Google's Chromecast dongle ever since the device was announced, and Dick Smith has finally let slip that it'll be available in Australia this month.

As we reported back in February, telco giant Telstra was in talks ith Google to launch the device bundle their services, but it's Dick Smith that has has started taking preorders for the cheap streaming device.

The page also showed that the device will be arriving locally 28 May, and the price will be $49.

In the United States, where the device has been available since last July, the Chromecast costs US$35.

Check out a screenshot below, courtesy of TechGeek.

Google describes Chromecast in its product page as "the easiest way to enjoy online video and music on your TV. Plug it into any HDTV and control it with your existing smartphone, tablet, or laptop."

It takes the form of a small HDMI dongle that allows streaming media such as YouTube, Nextflix, and Google Play to be streamed to any TV, through Wi-Fi.

It's expected that the pre-order won't be limited to Dick Smith alone and that other retailers, including Google itself through its Google Play store – will also start selling the Chromecast from 28 May.


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