When Google first announced their new Chromecast media streaming device about a month ago, they apparently didn't expect the device to be in such demand. After selling out almost instantly and being wiped from Best Buy shelves in a matter of hours, the device has been hard to find. However, this afternoon the Play Store stock and availability appears to be stabilizing.
After the first few days of being available the Chromecast was quickly removed from the Google Play Store, then later that week it returned with 2-3 week shipping delays, which then turned into 3-4 weeks. So basically you could order, but probably wouldn't get it for an entire month.
Then there's Amazon, who stated orders would be arriving in mid to late October, then retracted that statement and reported that most should ship within a few weeks. Basically, the device has been selling like hot cakes and no one can keep enough in stock.
Well, this morning the Play Store appears to finally have additional stock, as Google's changed the shipping date from nearly a month to just a few weeks with all orders shipping by September 3rd. For those eager buyers that don't want to fork over the extra cash on eBay, we'd recommend quickly hitting the link below and grabbing one right from Google for $35.
The Chromecast is only getting started, and many developers are hard at work improving it. Just check out the new AirCast app that was released this weekend.
VIA: Play Store