Sunday , August 20 2017

Australia won’t be getting the new Chromecast and Chromecast Audio at least initially

Chromecast gen 2 family
Google’s announcement this morning of the Chromecast 2015 and the companion Chromecast Audio dongles has caused a stir. The updated features with dual band Wi-Fi and support for 802.11 AC is brilliant, and the Chromecast Audio could revolutionise multi-room audio – that is if you can get them.

Google announced that the new Chromecast and the Chromecast Audio would be going on-sale in 17 countries today priced at US$35 each ($49AUD). They have now updated the hardware availability page and unfortunately Australia is not one of those 17 countries. with Google listing the countries:

Chromecast 2nd Generation

Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

Chromecast Audio

Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

The release date for Chromecast gen 2 and Chromecast Audio in Australia hasn’t been announced, and the US PR team had nothing further to add in terms of availability at the event. It’s a matter of wait and see.

 
Source: Google Hardware Availability.

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14 Comments on "Australia won’t be getting the new Chromecast and Chromecast Audio at least initially"

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Fusion
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Guys google gate ua because we are askibg then to pay tax lol

Fred
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Fred

Has anyone heard of *any* changes to the CPU or memory? So far I’ve not seen any indication that anything other than the wifi has evolved.

It will be interesting to see what ‘clearance’ deals are done on the chromecast 1 once the new one finally reaches Australia – they may end up being a better bet.

Lance Haeden
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Lance Haeden

Knowing my luck they will just throw the old ones in with New TV purchases etc….
I’m so hanging out for either discounted old ones or Shiny new ones – my Chromecast died a few months back (well all works except HDMI output) so I’m getting desperate.

AlthalusTheThief
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AlthalusTheThief

The internals are all new, and has better antenna’s, so it can stream at 1080p without any issues.

Dave
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Dave

Man they better get here for Christmas. I’ve got 2 presents riding on their release…

Cillianbc
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Cillianbc

Surely if you import them they would work. With a power adapter

Abdul Muneem
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Abdul Muneem

how can i import

Naytogenic
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Naytogenic

Wow google. What did Australia do to you?

Andrew
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So disappointed with the lack of release dates for Australia. Man I miss living in the UK

Andrew
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Andrew

Google should just come out and say that they hate us. At least we’d know for sure.

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