Mar 10 AT 1:04 PM Dima Aryeh 10 Comments

Chromecast sales number in the millions according to Sundar Pichai

Google Chromecast

The Chromecast has become a popular little device. Despite talking about it so much and recommending it endlessly, we can’t really claim too much credit for that. But according to Sundar Pichai, head of Android and Chrome, the Chromecast has sold “millions” of devices. No solid number was given, but that’s impressive nonetheless.

Even launched in a single market with limited functionality and neutered developer support, the low price and ease of use captivated many. Plug the little dongle into a spare HDMI port and outlet, set it up with your smartphone, and you can suddenly stream supported media from your Android or iOS device wirelessly. The fact that it worked with iOS devices probably helped move units as well.

Recently, Google has opened up the SDK to developers. This has resulted in quite a few apps integrating Chromecast support, offering more streaming options for users. This $35 dongle is far more useful than it ever has been. However, there is still a way to go. With more support and Google’s improvements this device can become even more popular. How many of you own a Chromecast? How many of your friends bought one?

Via: Phandroid

Dima Aryeh is obsessed with all things car and tech. His time is split between gaming and fixing his racecar. He also does photography in his spare time.

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  • Vance

    I own two and gave 6 of them for Christmas presents last year.

  • redraider133

    These are awesome little devices, and for the price they can’t really be beat.

  • donger

    Glad to own one.

  • Thomas

    I wrote an app named “castontv” for this device.

  • Jason

    If you have a chromecast and you’re not using you’re missing out huge.

    • Tom

      Wow this app is a god send!!! I was home sick today and spent all day streaming in full 1080p with not a single dropped connection!!

      Thx for sharing!!!!!!

  • TheKockyRooster

    Someone should develop an app that you click on/off from a widget and then any app that you open, that streams video, once in full screen instantly casts it.This as a way to be able to cast apps like CBS that you can only watch on phone/tablet.

  • Slith

    Love mine. Best gadget of 2013!