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This article was published on August 22, 2014


Google Chromecast now costs just £18 in the UK following 40% price cut by retailers

Google Chromecast now costs just £18 in the UK following 40% price cut by retailers Image by: AFP
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If you’ve been vacillating about whether or not to pick up a Google Chromecast streaming dongle, some of the UK’s largest retailers just made that decision a little bit easier (or harder, if you were trying to resist the temptation) by significantly cutting the price.

Although it’s been available in the US for more than a year already, the Chromecast only graced the UK’s shores in March this year and has since been priced solidly at £30.

Now, however, retailers have slashed prices by 40 percent; Currys is currently offering it for £20 in-store, while TescoAmazon and Currys have it for sale priced at £18 on their respective websites.

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So, if you had been considering picking one up eventually, now might be the time to take the plunge – there’s no suggestion that this is a permanent price cut and Chromecasts are still listed as costing £30 from Google Play.

And if you do decide to buy one, don’t forget to come back and check out our list of the best apps to offer Chromecast compatibility.

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