06
Jun
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The Chromecast has made its way to Brazil, bringing with it the ability to stream YouTube, Netflix, Play Movies, Rdio, and others. Sure, not all of the Chromecast compatible apps are able to make the leap - there's no Hulu, Pandora, or HBO Go - but that's to be expected. This is still the same device we've been following for nearly a year now, and it's gaining support from new apps by the day.

Chromecast

Unfortunately, at R$199 (roughly $90 USD), Google's little dongle is nowhere near as affordable as it is elsewhere in the world. Then again, that's a story Brazilians have had plenty of time to get used to when it comes to tech imports. Hit up the links below to see which stores are carrying the Chromecast and the list of supported apps.

Chromecast on Google Play

Apps with Chromecast support in Brazil

Thanks, Gabriel Seixas.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Simon Belmont

    Ouch. $88 USD.

    Still, I love my Chromecast. Gets used a lot daily.

  • Gabriel Moura Ferreira

    Muito caro.

    So Expensive.

  • Ricardo Kummel

    This is what we consider "the Brazilian cost". Take US$35, add 60% import tax. The rest is profit (if we consider that those $35 were the real cost of it which we know it's not).

    • http://mekakiwi.blogspot.com.br/ ED-Z が あらわれた!

      No. Sorry. 60% Over declared value plus shipping only in import tax, you still have to pay IPI 25% (a tax for industrialized goods) and ICMS 19% in Rio de Janeiro (tax for good or services, state dependent). The catch is... We have cascading taxes!

      35 USD plus 60% import taxes = 56 USD
      56 USD plus 25% IPI = 70 USD
      70 USD plus 19% = 83,30 USD
      83,30 USD in BRL = 186,76 BRL

      199 BRL - 186,76 BRL = 12,24 BRL

      Plus....... If you are paying in Credit Card, you still have to pay IOF... 6,38%

      That is the reason that many Brazilians like to travel to Florida and buy a PS4, is cheaper even if you still have to pay the import tax.

    • Alexandre Schrammel

      Actually when we talk about imported techs... the import fees + ICMS(tax from the state) = amost 77%, But I dont know WHY they charged me 91% LOOK I have a proof http://puu.sh/9i6Xk/a6e1e1167b.jpg

  • Dominic Powell

    This is why every middle class and above Brazilian end up in Florida for shopping season.

  • Thiago Bachi Rehbein

    welcome to the Jungle, a place where any tech will cost 200% and sometimes 300% it's original price...

  • http://twitter.com/Rodrigost23 Rodrigo Tavares

    It's probably cheaper if you buy it from an US store online and is lucky enough to not have to pay taxes.

    • GraveUypo

      actually it's probably cheaper even if you have to pay taxes. even with the new, really dumb "tax over being taxed" (if your product gets taxed you have to pay an extra R$12,00 over the regular tax for operational costs or some bullshit... it's probably just because they want to steal more money from you.)

  • http://twitter.com/Rodrigost23 Rodrigo Tavares

    I don't understand why there's no HBO GO, as Brazilian HBO also has the service here.

  • Nildo Amorim

    A little expensive here, but i'll definily buy one. Its still a good price if you have a common TV and dont want to spend R$ 800 or more in a new Smart TV.

  • hp420

    If anyone in Brazil wants one, just let me know. I'll mail you one for R$150, and I'll declare it as a cool looking usb flash drive :)

    • Bruna

      And who will swallow the cost if something goes wrong?

      • h4rr4r

        What risk?
        Why even misdeclare it? I bet you could find many wiling to declare what it is and mark it as a gift. Do you pay import duties on gifts?

        And I don't mean doing anything shady, I mean make friends that would do this.

  • Robb Nunya

    Hey, a supreme Pizza at Pizza hut is R75 in Brazil... Why should this be any different?

  • David Cesarino

    Chromecast on eBay: ~70 BRL.
    Chromecast in Brazil: 199 BRL.

    Each person can buy up to 50 USD (~110 BRL) in goods abroad (monthly IIRC), from individual sellers, tax-free. Shall I continue?

  • fixxmyhead

    Glad that I live in the US where I stole my chrome cast from work

    • Renan Lazarotto

      so are you glad that you stole one?

      • fixxmyhead

        Of course that's 35$ I saved

        • Renan Lazarotto

          not the kind of answer I was waiting, but somewhat expected something like that. 'muricans.

  • Fernando Rigon Vicentini

    The price of tech gadgets here in Brazil are too expensive! The taxes paid by ppl here are out of reality and we get NOTHING back from our government. Our country is like a Circus, and we are the clowns.

    Ppl with no culture, knowledge and money trades they votes for food and money, but in the end the entire country pays for they ignorance.

    Why did I born here? :(

  • Renan Lazarotto

    ... and they still ask why we import illegaly or buy over internet or even travel to buy.

  • HolyFreakingCrap

    I can just imagine the lag.

  • Miguel

    In Chile you can get it for around U$75 but unofficially (Imported)