Chromecast will take weeks to get on Google Play, Best Buy

Google's new Chromecast device is shown by Mario Queiroz, vice president for product management, on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, in San Francisco. AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez

Google's Chromecast is already hard to get. The new video-streaming device, which was announced Wednesday, now has a wait time of up to four weeks.

Chromecast plugs into a television's HDMI port and will stream videos from Netflix, Google Play and YouTube. The device can be controlled using an Android smartphones and tablets, Apple's iPhone and iPad and laptops. While streaming video plays on the TV, users will be able to multitask and use their personal devices.

CNET reports that Chromecast's shipping time fluctuated throughout its launch day and is now at about two to four weeks. The device is already listed at "temporarily out of stock" on Amazon.com. On Google Play, shipping time is currently three to four weeks. Best Buy says its estimated delivery date is Aug. 1 to 6, but Chromecast is scheduled to go on sale at Best Buy retail stores on July 28.

Google also announced its new Nexus 7 tablet. The new device features a 7-inch display, Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean), 1,920 x 1,200-pixel resolution and LTE support.

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