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Google Chromecast already a big hit in the UK and Norway, inventories reportedly sold out

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Google Chromecast already a big hit in the UK and Norway, inventories reportedly sold out
Google announced that it is expanding the availability of the Chromecast media streaming dongle across Europe roughly a fortnight ago, and it looks like the device is already a big hit across several markets, such as the UK and Norway.

According to some retailers, the launch day of the gizmo was rather successful, as a single Chromecast got sold each 4.5 seconds in Currys, a popular store chain. This made the Chromecast's debut "one of the most successful launch days" both online and in brick and mortar stores recently. Some retailers even likened the dongle to the Apple iPad in terms of user interest.

“We’ve sold millions of Chromecast to date, and we hope to replicate that success in Europe,” revealed a Google representative.

This is not the first time the Chromecast proves that it's very successful – Google quickly sold out its inventories during the US launch of the gadget. The Mountain View giant also placed the Chromecast alongside with the Nexus 5 in the list of its best-selling and most successful devices.

source: Gigaom, The Verge via BGR

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posted on 01 Apr 2014, 10:13 2

1. Deadeye37 (Posts: 155; Member since: 25 Jan 2011)

Love my 2 Chromecasts! VUDU support just made them more awesome!

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 12:52

4. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1886; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)

I use my Chromecast a lot for YouTube and I watch a lot of TV on my Roku 3. :P F*ck the cable companies!!

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 14:29

5. james004 (Posts: 486; Member since: 15 May 2013)

i just got mine yesterday! good thing google opened doors other locations as well.
for now using allcast app.
waiting for holidays to get some time and understand xda side of this.

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 10:53

2. surethom (Posts: 544; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)

I will wait till i can sent my Local pics & videos stored on my laptops harddrive before I will get one. Hopefully this will be emabled soon??

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 11:16

3. DnB925Art (Posts: 810; Member since: 23 May 2013)

Love my 2 Chromecasts as well! BTW, YouTube live streaming was not supported before, but during the Ultra Music Festival this past weekend, I was able to stream all 3 days of the Ultra Livestream to my big screen Samsung LEDs. They must've added the support without telling us!

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 17:24

6. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

I'm just waiting for ups to bring mine.

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 19:12

7. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

all five units ???

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