Chromecast 2X Feature: Chromecast Coming to UK March 1st; Rdio & Beats Coming

Discussion in 'Android News' started by dgstorm, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief
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    We have a Chromecast daily double for you guys this morning. First up, it looks like the super-dongle of TV multimedia entertainment will be making its way to the UK as early as March 1st. According to reports from more than one source (including the UK retailer Currys), March 1st is currently the target date for the launch of the Chromecast in the UK. There's no word on the pricing yet, but we can probably expect it to be less than the £35 it is currently being imported for.

    The second bit of news is that the Chromecast is about to get even better. Apparently, ever since Google released the Google Cast SDK, developers have been busy beavers hacking away at bringing their products to the device. Both Rdio and Beats Music are working on bringing their services to the Chromecast. There's no word on when that might finally occur, but we will let you know as more details develop.

    It's amazing how a tiny little $35 device has become one of Google's best products. Sound off if you are excited by any of this news.

    Source: AndroidCentral: (1) & (2)
  2. johnomaz

    johnomaz Silver Member

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    My hope Google doesn't upgrade the Chromecast any time soon. I'd like to see it as a stable platform that doesn't see a refresh every 6 months. I think it'd help devs make software for it easier as well as less money from the consumer. I want to see the software side of the Chromecast push its limits and not a simple app push the hardware to its limits.

    Also, YAY the SDK is released finally. Can't wait to see all the stuff coming for it. What I really want is full screen casting from my phone. I could use my Note 3 as an android gaming console with my PS3 controller. It feels so awkward trying to use it while having my phone or nexus 7 propped up precariously.