Google’s Chromecast: 30 Million Strong
That’s up from 25 million in May.
On its earnings call, Google rarely shares new figures. But it did give us one today: The company has shipped more than 30 million units of its Chromecast streaming dongle, CEO Sundar Pichai said on the second-quarter earnings call.
The last figure it shared was from May, when Google said it had shipped 25 million.
Pichai mentioned the updated figure in response to a question about Google’s hardware strategy. In April, Google puts its disparate hardware efforts under one roof, but it hasn’t spoken about that unit’s strategy since.
“We realized a lot of computing intersections happen at the intersection of hardware and software,” Pichai said, before touting Chromecast’s sales.
The device, which competes with the Apple TV and Amazon Fire products, has been the company’s best-selling hardware product — although Amazon stopped selling it last fall. In May of 2015, Google said it had shipped 17 million units in Chromecast’s first two years.