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damo99

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#277248 3-Oct-2020 17:12
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Google have just released their new Chromecast (called Chromecast with Google TV).

 

 

 

I've had a bit of a hunt around, but I can't figure out how we can purchase this in NZ. I'm hoping someone here will know if this is possible.

 

 

 

https://www.cnet.com/news/chromecast-google-tv-new-ultra-free-youtube-tv/

 

 

 

Thanks in advance!


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  #2578663 3-Oct-2020 17:45
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This was not released in New Zealand yet.





 

 

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  #2578680 3-Oct-2020 17:59
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I'm keen to get a few - might have to import from AU?

Google's website doesn't mention NZ as a country they are supplying this product unfortunately.

 
 
 
 


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  #2578684 3-Oct-2020 18:02
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I emailed PB Tech and Mighty Ape and they both said they aren't able to order them from their suppliers yet.

 

 







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  #2579557 5-Oct-2020 14:07
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I have a friend coming over from the US and will be bringing one back for me.  After the 14 day mandatory isolation, I should be able to try it out. I wonder if it's possible for people in isolation to mail stuff out? Of course with current postal delays, it might be faster to wait :-) 

 

There are ways to buy one from the Google US device store and send to YouShop I would imagine.





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  #2579673 5-Oct-2020 16:30
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They Release in Aus in a couple of weeks. Just get one from there? Even better,Get a friend to send one back for you. I may go down this path. Was thinking of an Apple TV for the mother in law...this sounds like a better deal. 


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  #2586033 15-Oct-2020 19:46
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Thanks all for the replies. I'll keep my eyes peeled.

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  #2586138 16-Oct-2020 08:13
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freitasm:

This was not released in New Zealand yet.



The Google Play Store in NZ doesn't even have 4K movies, so one would use it for others' services.

 
 
 
 


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  #2586171 16-Oct-2020 09:32
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grolschie:

 

The Google Play Store in NZ doesn't even have 4K movies, so one would use it for others' services.

 

Yeah, while off-topic, what is with that?! Why would they hobble what is an otherwise convenient and decent service? (Easy rental/purchase, Chromecasting, use rewards app credit for rentals...) 


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  #2586178 16-Oct-2020 09:50
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jonathan18:

grolschie:


The Google Play Store in NZ doesn't even have 4K movies, so one would use it for others' services.


Yeah, while off-topic, what is with that?! Why would they hobble what is an otherwise convenient and decent service? (Easy rental/purchase, Chromecasting, use rewards app credit for rentals...) 



Crazy. It's like they forgot to flick the switch for NZ to enable 4k.

Play Store support said its entirely up to the content providers!! Yet I find it impossible to believe that not one single content provider has released a video in 4k in NZ on their platform intentionally. More like there is no 4k option for content providers to enable, I imagine.

My point, they're releasing another 4k Chromecast device with no 4k content in NZ on their platform.

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  #2586185 16-Oct-2020 10:29
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Silly question, have you considered a Xiaomi Mi TV Stick which is already available in NZ for ~$89 (https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/DVAMIX26919/Xiaomi-TV-Stick-Media-Player-Portable-Streaming-10) or Aliexpress?  It's powered by Android TV with Chromecast built in and has a Bluetooth remote.  From what I've read the only difference between the stick and the Mi Box S (which I have) is a slightly slower CPU and only supports 1080p vs the Mi Box's 4K.  Also integrates with Google Assistant, Play Store etc...

 

I've often wondered about the wisdom of the Chromecast design hanging off a short cable.  Longer term if it's frequently moved around the wires in said short cable would be a point of failure?


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  #2591528 24-Oct-2020 21:50
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grolschie: My point, they're releasing another 4k Chromecast device with no 4k content in NZ on their platform.


Well whaddya know - some 4K content has now arrived in NZ's Google Play store. For example: Birds of Prey (2020) and Mulan (2020).

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  #2591577 25-Oct-2020 08:44
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jjnz1: I'm keen to get a few - might have to import from AU?

Google's website doesn't mention NZ as a country they are supplying this product unfortunately.

 

Does this suprize you at all??





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