UK consumers have been waiting for Google's Chromecast for a while and it looks like this week might finally be the week. Google last week reiterated plans to expand Chromecast availability by the end of March and we had already heard rumors of a March launch for the United Kingdom. Now, high street retailer Dixons is pointing to a March 19 launch for Chromecast.
Android Police has obtained a screenshot from a Dixons' computer system via an anonymous source. This screenshot shows protocol for the March 19 launch of Chromecast and reveals that stores started receiving stock last Friday. The notice also states that the product must be stored securely in stock rooms until Wednesday.
Last month, Dixons-owned Curry's confirmed that it would sell Chromecast and gave a March 1 release date. A Google spokesperson later confirmed that the device was coming but warned that March 1 was a provisional release date. Since then, we've been keeping a close eye out for UK availability. Neither Dixons nor Curry's has mentioned anything about pricing, which means we're still left wondering if UK consumers will get as good a deal as those in the USA. It's $35 U.S. price translates to just over £21 by today's rates, yet we doubt Google will sell its media streamer for under £30 in the UK. Let's hope we're wrong!