Google Chromecast on sale in Ireland
15 July 2014 | 0
Google’s TV plug-in device, the Chromecast, is now available to Irish users of the Play Store.
Priced at €39, the device gives access to online services such as YouTube, Netflix, Google Play Movies, and Google Play Music, as well as what are referred to as ‘Cast-ready’ apps from major content partners.
Available in the US since July 2013, Google has now made the devices available to 19 countries, including Ireland, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States.
Chromecast plugs into any HDMI-enabled TV can be controlled from a smart phone or tablet.
Google says that unlike other streaming solutions, Chromecast allows users to multitask, sending an email or social network update, while watching what is on your TV screen. It works across lots of platforms too, from Android tablets and smart phones to iPads, iPhones and Chrome for Mac and Windows, and of course, Chromebooks.
Chromecast takes just a few minutes to set up and is really easy to use, says Google. Once installed, users can use a phone, tablet, or laptop to browse and cast content to the TV. Users can use a personal device to play and pause what is being watched or to adjust the volume on the music streaming.
“Chromecast is the easiest way to bring your favourite online movies, shows, music and more to the TV screen,” said Mario Queiroz, director of product management, Google. “It should be easy for people to watch the content they want wherever they are, and we’re excited to bring the simplicity of Chromecast to international markets.”