Chromecast devices hit 30 million shipped mark

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During a recent earnings call for Google, CEO Sundar Pichai revealed the company has now recorded shipments of over 30 million Chromecast units. The accomplishment comes three years after Google launched the streaming dongle that changed the market for connecting televisions with our mobile devices and streaming services. During that time, Google updated the Chromecast lineup to introduce the second generation Chromecast and added a Chromecast Audio device meant to emulate the original’s success, but for audiophiles interested in streaming content to their speaker systems.

Pichai revealed the number as part of a discussion regarding the company’s strategy, implemented this past April, to move several seemingly disparate hardware initiatives to a single business unit. Sales of Chromecast, especially the newer units, have been a sweet spot for Google as they rank as the company’s most successful hardware device.

During the first two years – through May 2015 – Google reported shipments of 17 million units. In May of this year that number had increased to 25 million and now, only a couple months later, yet another 5 million units have shipped. Keep in mind these numbers are being achieved despite giant retailer Amazon refusing to sell the devices effective last fall.

via: Re/code


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