Google Chromecast Finally Lands In Australian Stores

Google Chromecast Finally Lands In Australian Stores

There’s been a lot of fuss made of Chromecast in the last month or so. After a few false starts, however, the simple, low-cost streaming stick for the Google-faithful is finally on Australian shelves. Here’s how much it is and where you can get it.

Chromecast dongles will be available today for $49. Compared to the price in the US ($US38), that’s pretty reasonable.

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You can pick up the Chromecast on the Google Play Store, or in Dick Smith (which leaked the Chromecast early) and JB Hi-Fi.

The main drawcard of the Chromecast when it was announced last year was a free month of Netflix, as well as access to Hulu, Amazon Instant Video and other services that aren’t available here.

Google has confirmed that those services won’t be available to Australian Chromecast customers, but stressed that local developers were already making cool stuff for the dongle.

Updated: Quickflix and ABC iView will be updated to support Chromecast in due course, and Australian-made PocketCasts supports the dongle out of the box right now.

Will you be getting a Chromecast? Tell us in the comments how it might fit into your home theatre setup.