Chromecast heading to other countries, sales estimated in the “millions”


Chromecast is a great tool for streaming media to your large-screen TV, but sadly only USA residents have been able to enjoy it so far. Oficially, the Chromecast is only available in the States (though Amazon was shipping to other countries), but Google has a little surprise for many of our international readers.

In an SXSW keynote, Senior Vice President of Android and Chrome Sundar Pichai mentioned that the Chromecast is coming to “many more countries” in the coming few weeks. This is big news, as it marks a new stage in Chromecast’s history. The SDK is out, more apps have emerged and the HDMI dongle is thriving. Just how popular is the Chromecast, though?

The guys at Google have kept their sales numbers pretty quiet, and they continue to do so. But this time at least we have a hint at how successful the Chromecast has been. Sundar Pichai also mentioned that consumers have purchased “millions” of units, and sales continue to grow rapidly.

This is not surprising, considering the fact that the Chromecast was an immediate success when launched. We are sure Google needed reassurance before sending the Chromecast to other markets, and millions of units being sold should be enough proof. It will be neat to see the Chromecast being more widely available for those outside the USA.

To our international readers – just stay put for a few more weeks! Will you be getting one?

[The Next Web via Phandroid]