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Google Chromecast Launches in Canada for $39, a Rival to AirPlay

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Google this evening has announced the launch of their Apple TV ‘rival’ the Chromecast in Canada for $39. The launch also hits 10 other countries in Europe as well:

Today, we are pleased to announce that Chromecast is now available in Canada, and 10 countries — Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the UK.

In addition to your favorite apps like YouTube, Google Play Movies, Netflix, Songza and VEVO, and we are adding new content all the time. So instead of huddling around your laptop to watch your favourite movies, or videos you can cast it, sit back, and watch together on the big screen.

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The Chromecast was first launched exclusively in the U.S. last summer along with a companion iOS app (US only at the time), which is also available in Canada (not sure when that went live). The HDMI dongle will allow you to stream what’s on Chrome from your Mac/PC, Android device, iOS device and more to your TV.

Google also announced the Chromecast is also now available from Amazon.ca too for $39.

Anyone going to pick one of these up? At $39 it’s priced to be an impulse purchase. If you’ve been using one, let us know how you’ve been enjoying it or not.

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