After what appears to be the beginning of a successful launch of their HDMI dongle in Europe, it’s being rumoured that Google will begin sales of the Chromecast here in Australia on May 7th according to sources who’ve spoken to CNET Australia.
When launching in the US and in Europe, the key has been relationship with content providers and it appears that Google is continuing this trend in Australia. With one of CNETs’ sources apparently from a TV Network, which has been corroborated independently by a ‘third party developer’ who both pointed to the May 7th Launch date.
CNET contacted Google who advised them :
We understand that everyone’s really excited about Chromecast but we don’t have a timeline to share about it coming to Australia
Whether the May 7th date is locked or not is unknown, but stock shortages due to overwhelming popularity in Europe and the US could of course move this date. Whether the Chromecast will launch here in Google Play or at retail only as their Chromebook hardware offerings have done is another question.
We’re watching and definitely interested in hearing from sources at retail and TV networks if you’re interested in talking to us.
Which TV Network do you think Google is speaking to about media content deals for the Chromecast launch?