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Google Chromecast U.K. Launch Set for March 19, Leak Says

by Todd Haselton | March 17, 2014March 17, 2014 7:00 am PST


Google officially announced the Chromecast back in July 2013, when it was immediately available in the United States. Google hasn’t sold the device in other major markets, like the U.K., though that’s about to change. The company recently confirmed that the Chromecast will be sold in plenty of additional countries soon — it just didn’t say when. A British retailer also recently said that the Chromecast was set to arrive in the U.K. in the next few weeks. A new leak suggests it will be available in the U.K. just two days from now.

According to Android Police, which obtained a screenshot from retailer Dixons, the Chromecast will launch on Wednesday, March 19. A leaked screenshot from the retailer suggests that the Chromecast can’t be sold until 9 a.m. local time, part of a non-disclosure agreement with Google, suggesting that the search giant wants all retailers to get off on the same foot. Sadly, pricing details were not included.

It’s possible that the Chromecast will only launch in the U.K. on Wednesday, but also possible that Google has units in several countries all waiting to go live. We suspect the company will sell the Chromecast direct from its own Play Store website, too. In two days we’ll keep you up to date on whether or not this comes to fruition.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...