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Google officially launches Chromecast in India for ₹2,999

As part of the launch event for Google’s Great Online Shopping Festival 2014 in New Delhi today, Google India announced the launch of Chromecast in the country.

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A streaming device that plugs into any HDTV, Chromecast makes it easy to watch your favourite content from a smartphone, tablet, or laptop to the biggest screen in your house. Fast and easy to setup, Chromecast works with Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, and ChromeOS devices. You can cast from your Chrome browser, smartphone, or tablet by simply opening a supported app or the browser and pressing the cast icon.
With Chromecast, your phone, tablet, or laptop acts like a remote – you can press play and pause, control the volume, and more – while also multitask on your device. chromecast

The Chromecast will be available in India starting midnight today at a price of ₹2,999 in partnership with Airtel Broadband and Snapdeal. Airtel users will get 20GB free data bundled for 3 months. In India, Chromecast currently supports YouTube and Google Play Movies, as well as apps from partners like Eros Now, Spuul, and YuppTV.

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Abhishek Baxi

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