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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Fusion
5 years ago

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

Fred
Fred
5 years ago

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.

Daniel Tyson
Reply to  Fred
5 years ago

Probably have to wait for somewhere like IFixit to tear it down to find out the internals.

As far a clearance of gen 1 stock, we’ll certainly be watching out.

AlthalusTheThief
AlthalusTheThief
Reply to  Fred
5 years ago

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

Lance Haeden
Lance Haeden
Reply to  Fred
5 years ago

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.

Dave
Dave
5 years ago

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

Cillianbc
Cillianbc
5 years ago

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

Daniel Tyson
Reply to  Cillianbc
5 years ago

Already have them coming 😉

some_dude
some_dude
Reply to  Daniel Tyson
5 years ago

I can’t wait either, where did you order from?

Abdul Muneem
Abdul Muneem
Reply to  Daniel Tyson
4 years ago

how can i import??

Abdul Muneem
Abdul Muneem
Reply to  Cillianbc
4 years ago

how can i import

Naytogenic
Naytogenic
5 years ago

Wow google. What did Australia do to you?

Andrew
5 years ago

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

Andrew
Andrew
5 years ago

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