Chromecast comes to Brazil at a steep price
Google's Chromecast is now available in Brazil, but customers will have to pay a much higher price for the device than in other parts of the world. While other countries can get the dongle at a relatively low price, like $35 in the U.S., £30 in the U.K, Brazilian customers will have to shell out, R$199, or around $88. This is par for the course in Brazil, where many imports face heavy taxation.
Brazilian Chromecast owners will be able to watch Netflix, YouTube, their Google Play movies, and more. There don't seem to be any Brazil-specific apps or services. Chromecast is now available in 19 countries around the world, and customers in Brazil can order it directly from Google right now.
If you're in Brazil, will you be ordering a Chromecast? Tell us in the comments below.
Source: Google, via 9to5Google.
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"Too expensive, as usual here in Brazil, imported goods have really high prices. I still didn't have the opportunity to test it, but from what I've been reading on internet seems to be really good"
As for chromecast, I REALLY don't understand all the hype around it... I thought everyone in the USA already had a SmartTV... hell, I have one! Down here in my 3rd world country, and I'm far from rich! I can watch Netflix (which, btw costs less in Brazil than in the USA) and movies stored in my PC via DLNA, browse the web, stream content from my phone, and the list goes on... am I missing any "great" Chromecast feature?
I also can't understand whats all the hype for Chromecast is. I guess is associated with the fact that its really cheap. I have some LCD TVs in my house, but none of then is a SmartTV (at least not with WiFi, just Ethernet, so I don't use it), thus Chromecast would be a nice thing to have. It just seem like an easy way to share content with the TV for everyone to see (Pics of a trip, videos, those things). As far as I know, you can also root the Chromecast to add features (basically, the ability to stream almost any application). Although DLNA is great, its not as simple as using Chromecast for an average user I would say.
Isn't a cheap price, the taxes here are to high.
Sorry for the poor english..
All apps that don't have an US only subscription work here since the beginning, last year. But Crackle (we have Crackle Brazil) has some trouble to work properly. It doesn't work on my Roku 3 also, so... Oh, and Chromecast UI was already in Brazilian Portuguese since last year too.
About the price: one says it's the taxes, others say we are always willing to pay high prices for our gadgets, so...
Google how much an Apple product costs here and you'll see!
Thank God I bought mine in US when it was released.
Imported goods are really overpriced here and that's a shame, no reason for jokes.. :/
Vivo would be our Verizon. TIM our T-Mobile. Claro is in between. Oi, don't even try it.
If your phone have LTE, maybe not work here. Our 4G is different... http://www.tecmundo.com.br/tim/56531-tim-lanca-chip-pre-pago-voltado-tur...
It really depends where you are in the country - the operators coverage vary a great deal here EDIT: and my beloved HTC One M8 doesn't work here. The Nexus 5 does, though..