HARDWARE DESIGNER Google's Chromecast HDMI media streamer has gone up for pre-order at Amazon UK at the price of £59.99.
While Google has yet to start selling the Chromecast through the Google Play store, it looks like the device is now available for UK buyers. However, those who want the pint-sized media streamer might have to grit their teeth when they buy it, as despite the device fetching just $35 in the US it has been priced at just under £60 in the UK.
That's thanks to Amazon UK, which has started selling the HDMI dongle and claims to have it in stock. According to reports, however, stock is running low, so if you don't mind splashing out £59.99 on the Chromecast, you'd better head over to Amazon sharpish.
We've done a quick search and it seems that the device is also available at eBay, although listings there start at the same expensive £60 price.
Google's Chromecast HDMI dongle was unveiled in July as the firm's rival to Apple TV and Roku. The device, which measures little more than 2in, works in a similar way to Apple's streaming offering. Users simply plug it into a HDMI output, hook it up to WiFi, and can view content from their mobile, tablet or laptop on their TV by hitting the 'Chromecast' button.
Google explained, "With Google Chromecast, all you have to do is plug it into any HDMI input on your TV, connect to your home WiFi network, and you're ready to kick back and watch. It simply disappears behind your TV."
Google's Chromecast works across multiple operating systems, including iOS, Android, Mac OS X and Windows.
For those in the UK planning to the Chromecast from Amazon US for $35, the retailer has revealed that it will no longer be shipping orders internationally. µ