Google’s Chief Business Officer Omid Kordenstani gave several updates on the status of the company’s $35 Chromecast streaming device during the this evening’s Q4 2014 earnings call. Kordenstani first stated that users have “casted” content to their television more than one billion times. The company says that this is a huge milestone for the streaming stick and the implementation of the Cast functionality in a variety of different apps.

Kordenstani then went on to say that Chromecast usage has increased 60 percent since its original launch over a year and a half ago. This is primarily due to, again, the growing number of apps that support the ability to Cast content from a user’s phone to a television.

Finally, the Google Chief Business Officer also shared some of the latest data from analyst firm NPD. The firm says that the Chromecast is now the number one streaming device in the United States, which is yet another huge feat for Google in its quest to enter the living room market.

It’s clear that Google has a success on its hands with Chromecast, and as we had into 2015, we can only expect the company to continue to beef up the device’s functionality.

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