With stock of one of the hottest products announced at the Breakfast with Sundar event in July – the Google Chromecast – limited to US only customers through Google Play, Best Buy and Amazon, use of shipping forwarders have been your only option to get one of the devices, until now.
Thanks to a tip from Ausdroid reader Lex, we can confirm that you can now order a Chromecast directly from Amazon for delivery to us here in Australia. The Chromecast is available for US$35 or when converted to AUD on the Amazon site it’s currently AU$38.64. There are two choices for shipping from Amazon to Australia :
- AmazonGlobal Expedited Shipping (averages 8-16 business days) – $11.02
- AmazonGlobal Priority Shipping (averages 2-5 days) – $36.42
*prices are in AUD from the Amazon website but subject to change.
It’s a little bit cheaper than the previous option of using shipping forwarders and heck of a lot more straight forward. It may be a glitch on Amazons end but at this stage the orders appear to be accepted
While Google is still yet to finalise the SDK for the Chromecast, you can still use the device as quite the effective streamer for YouTube as well as Google Music and Movies and for a shade under $50 it’s a great buy.
It appears that the fun is over and this was indeed a glitch, Amazon has stopped taking orders for the Chromecast for international customers.
Have you purchased a Chromecast?