Google Chromecast arrives in Canada on March 19

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Chromecast is coming to Canada.

On Tuesday, Google Inc. revealed it would be bringing its popular digital media streaming device to 11 countries outside the United States, including Canada, on March 19.

Google will begin selling the Chromecast in Canada for $39 through its online Google Play store and Amazon.ca.

Launched in the U.S. last July, Google’s Chromecast is a small dongle that plugs into the HDMI port of a high definition television which enables users to stream media content — including music, videos and photos — to a screen via a smartphone, laptop or tablet over a WiFi network.

For Google, the Chromecast represents the search engine giant’s latest attempt to play a larger role in bringing Internet-enabled services into millions of living rooms, following the struggles of the company’s Google TV service, at a time when its competitors are racing to become the dominant computing platform for the…

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