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

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.


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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7 Comments

1. Deadeye37

Posts: 300; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

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

4. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 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!!

5. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 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.

2. surethom

Posts: 1691; Member since: Mar 04, 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??

3. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 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!

6. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I'm just waiting for ups to bring mine.

7. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

all five units ???

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