Google CEO Sundar Pichai said his company has shipped more than 30 million Chromecast dongles to date. In the last two months itself, 5 million Chromecasts have been sold. YouTube Red, among many other factors have led to the surge in sales of Chromecast units. Google CEO Sundar Pichai reported the figures during Google and Alphabet’s Q2 earnings call for 2016. Google had handed over hardware operations to Alphabet’s dedicated department.
Google launched an updated version of its Chromecast dongle last September alongside a new product in the line called Chromecast Audio. The refreshed Chromecast adds support for 802.11ac and 5GHz Wi-Fi, two additional antennas and features a new design that’s more flexible. Like the original, the newer Chromecast (and the Chromecast Audio) are priced at $35.
About Google Chromecast device
Chromecast is a puck-like device with a circumference roughly the size of can of soda. The latest version comes in three distinct colors — dubbed Black, Coral, and Lemonade — each of which features three built-in antennas, a malleable HDMI cord, and support for 802.11 ac and 5 GHz bands. The device runs off a simplified version of Google’s Chrome OS, and has only 256 MB of memory, which is nothing