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Chromecast coming to the UK March 19, BBC iPlayer now supports it

Google’s TV dongle, Chromecast is hotly-tipped to make its UK debut on Wednesday, March 19.

According Android news website Android Police, Dixons has been preparing staff for Chromecast’s arrival in stores tomorrow.

The device has been on sale in the US since last summer. It allows streaming of internet content such as YouTube and Netflix from your phone, tablet or PC into a spare HDMI port on your TV via your wireless network. 

You can read Recombu’s review of Chromecast or watch our video review below.

Chromecast retails at $35 plus tax in the US (around £21) – there is no word on UK pricing yet but last week Groupon was selling them for £30.

According to reports, the dongle was originally meant to launch on March 1, but Google needed to take on more UK-centric partners with compatible apps.

The BBC iPlayer is now thought to be ready for UK-bought Chromecasts, although imported Chromecast dongles will have to wait a while longer before they can use iPlayer.

According to evidence seen by Android Police, a recent update to the app shows support for the dongle.

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