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This article was published on May 27, 2014


Google launches the Chromecast in Japan, on sale from tomorrow for $40

Google launches the Chromecast in Japan, on sale from tomorrow for $40
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Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on T Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on Twitter, Angel List, LinkedIn.

Google has launched its Chromecast media streaming dongle in Japan today. The announcement comes just two weeks after the device landed in South Korea, which was its first market in Asia.

The device costs 4,200 yen (just over US$40) and will be available from the Google Play store, Amazon and selected retailers from tomorrow.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWG5-ZfoxXI

As is the case in other countries, Chromecast can be used to stream content to TVs from iOS, Android, Mac and Windows devices.

The device first went on sale in the US last July, before it rolled out to Canada and nine European countries this March. Australia is tipped to be next on Google’s launch schedule.

Google Japan blog

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