Google’s Chromecast is an exciting little product for just $35, but as with a lot of Google products only Americans could enjoy it at first. Thankfully, that is changing a bit today as Amazon is now offering to ship the Chromecast to international consumers.
For just $35, you’re getting a small HDMI dongle that will allow you to stream video and music to your television over your WiFi network. Chromecast is in its infant stages right now, with Google only allowing certain third-party apps access to the device’s APIs while they build it up.
The company has promised that they’d be opening the APIs up for third-party developers at some point down the line, though we haven’t been given a clue as to when, exactly, that’d happen. For now, you’ll just have to be content with the few official Google services and the few officially supported third-party apps Google is allowing. That’s easy to swallow for just $35, though, so if you’re interested be sure to head over to Amazon’s site and order one right away.
UPDATE: Looks like there was a change of heart, as Amazon has stopped shipping of the Chromecast internationally. Those that have placed their orders, Amazon has notified them that the Chromecast wasn’t intended outside of the US, and that the manufacturer’s warranty would be void. There is still a chance to cancel if the device hasn’t shipped, but for those that want to still go through with their orders, just watch out.
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