Chromecast, the incredibly cheap streaming stick for TV, is now officially available in India. Buyers residing in India can now get a Chromecast from SnapDeal starting tonight for an attractive price of Rs 2,999.
The pricing is a bit higher compared to the original US price $35, but it’s not that much of a deal given that residents can now actually get the device from India without having to rely on importers or have it shipped from Amazon US.
— Google India (@GoogleIndia) December 9, 2014
Google Chromecast has garnered mostly positive reviews from the tech press and the users ever since its launch in 2013. Though initially launched for the US market only, the device has since been available in a number of countries including the UK.
Chromecast can be used for watching a number of online channels directly on the TV. It is connected to the TV via HDMI port. As an added bonus, Chromecast can be used to stream web browser content directly from Google Chrome. So if you’re watching something that’s not directly available on Chromecast yet, you can just launch your web browser and cast the tab to the big screen using Chromecast.
More recently, an updated version of Firefox web browser for Android has started mirroring support for Chromecast. So if you’re a Firefox user on your Android, you can still take advantage of Chromecast.
Chromecast in India is not the only announcement that Google made to make Indian users happy. Nexus 6 is rolling out to India, too. Though that’s hardly a surprise given that the pre-order for this device has already started. According to sources, some Indian users have already started receiving Nexus 6 shipment.
So if you’re an India, Chromecast can be a great thing that you would want to add to your gadget collection.