It appears that there are big things in store for Google’s $35 media streaming dongle in 2014. Launched earlier this year, Chromecast proved to be a hit, with Google itself acknowledging that it had underestimated demand for the dongle. Now Chromecast is going to be launched in a “number of international markets” next year and that fans of the dongle will be “pleasantly surprised” by the expansion’s scope.
Google landed a bit of a coup with Chromecast this year, launching a device that no one saw coming but that has proven to be very popular. Next year, the company plans to take Chromecast even further by bringing it to a number of international markets, opening up the SDK to make hundreds (if not thousands) of apps Chromecast-compatible, and partnering with consumer electronics companies to bring cast functionality to other devices.