Tuesday 21 October 2014

Google Chromecast now on sale in Ireland

Published 15/07/2014 | 19:52

A Google logo is reflected on the screen of a Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone in this photo illustration taken in Prague January 31, 2014.    REUTERS/David W Cerny
A Google logo is reflected on the screen of a Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone in this photo illustration taken in Prague January 31, 2014. REUTERS/David W Cerny

Google has announced that Chromecast, a new device that makes it easy to enjoy online video and music on any HD TV, is now officially available in Ireland.

The Chromecast device, which plugs into any television with an HDMI port, can be controlled via a user’s existing smartphone, tablet, or laptop.

Ireland is now one of 19 countries in which Chromecast is available.

Chromecast users will have access to a host of content on YouTube, Netflix, Google Play Movies, and Google Play Music, plus scores more Cast-ready apps. 

Chromecast allows you to multitask, so you can send an email or update your social networks while watching what’s on your TV screen.

It works across numerous platforms -- Android tablets and smartphones, iPads, iPhones, Chrome for Mac and Windows, and Chromebooks.

You can use your personal device to play and pause what you’re watching or adjust the volume on the music you’re streaming.

"Chromecast is the easiest way to bring your favorite online movies, shows, music and more to the TV screen,” said Mario Queiroz, director of product management at Google.

“It should be easy for people to watch the content they want wherever they are, and we're excited to bring the simplicity of Chromecast to international markets."

Chromecast costs €35 and is available from the Google Play store.

Chromescast is also available in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States.

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