Google Chromecast, the nifty HDTV streaming dongle, could be landing in the UK on 1 March – although that’s not a confirmed release date yet.
We’ve been waiting a long time for the Chromecast, which has been available in the US since last summer, and now, according to The Next Web, we could see the device launched at the start of next month.
Before you get too excited, though, The Next Web notes that Google itself didn’t confirm this, and it was a spokesperson for Currys who cited the 1 March date. Also, the source at Currys stated that the date was “provisional.”
Furthermore, it’s worth noting that PC Pro did manage to get hold of a Google bod for comment, who said that there were no “imminent” plans for the Chromecast to arrive in the UK – which makes the start of March sound rather less likely.
The one good thing is that the Google spokesperson did say that the Chromecast is going to be released outside of the US, so at least we know the dongle is coming to the UK – fingers crossed for next month, or at least an appearance at some stage in the spring.
The Chromecast plugs straight into your HDTV’s HDMI port, where it can be used to stream media from many sources such as Google Play, YouTube, Netflix and so forth.
The main attractions are that it’s very easy to use, and very cheap – just $35 (£21) in the US. If you want to know more about the device, check out our full review here.