ChromeCast, Google’s media streaming dongle turned a year old yesterday and to celebrate the device’s successful first year, Google announced some of the milestones achieved by the device in its first year.
From the day it launched, ChromeCast has streamed well over 400 million casts with Google selling millions of units. Not only is this, but to celebrate the anniversary with fans, Google offering $30 of unlimited access which almost cuts the price of the device to a mere $5.
In a statement issued by Google, as of now, there are well over 7,000 developers working on creating apps for the device. These developers are not only developing for ChromeOS, but also for Android-based and iOS-based devices. Another advantage that ChromeCast has over the rival devices like Apple TV and Roku is a cheaper price point which makes it more accessible to a larger audience. With such rapid growth, it should not come as a surprise that the device has a lot of potential and will receive active support from the developer.
For those who are still clueless as to what ChromeCast is; it is a portable USB device which is capable of streaming or in a more technical term, casting online videos from your tablet, smartphones, or PCs directly to your HDTVs.
With the inclusion of over 100+ apps like Netflix, Google+ Photos, MLB TV, and HBO Go, over the course of the last year, a cheap $35 price model, and the ability to cast videos from a central HDTV to multiple smartphone devices, ChromeCast is the perfect streaming device available in the market.
As of now, ChromeCast is currently available in around 20 countries including US, UK, Japan, Brazil, Australia, etc. It’s only a matter of time and we will the device making its way to third world countries too. For more information and get your hands on the device, check out its official weblog!
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