Google Chromecast Set to Launch in Japan During May 28th 2014.
Japan has recently become the second Asian market, right after South Korea, to receive a launching of Google’s streaming dongle known as the Chromecast. This device will start selling during May 28th in the country for a price tag of 4,200 yen (US$41). It will be available on Google Play and other major retailers.
For this local release of the Chromecast, Google has managed to partner up with the likes of Videopass and Docomo d-Video support casting from their video streaming applications and websites.
While it may be moving at a slower pace then expected, Google has been releasing Chromecast into newer markets each month with high hopes of its continuing to spread through out the Asian territories.
For those who are not in the know how, Chromecast is currently only available in a total of 13 countries, now including Japan. The devices allows the consumers to stream online video and audio content directly towards their HDTVs utilizing their computers or mobile devices as a remote. The Chromecast also supports a mirroring of chrome browser tabs onto the TV screen.
The Google Chromecast HDMI dongle utilizes the consumers home or office network to stream applications and media from their devices and also supports popular streaming services such as YouTube, Netflix, Pandora, along with a massive amount go Google Play Content.
Chromecast supports Android, iOS, Chrome for the Mac and Windows platform and plugs into any HDTV that comes along with and HDMI port. Google explains:
“Chromecast is the easy way to enjoy online video and anything from the web on your TV. Plug it into any HDTV and control it with your existing smartphone, tablet, or laptop. Send your favourites from Google Play, YouTube, Netflix, and Chrome to your TV with the press of a button. No more huddling around small screens and tiny speakers. Chromecast automatically updates to work with a growing number of apps.”