Google’s Chromecast launches in Canada and Europe
On Tuesday, Google Confirmed that their incredibly popular Chromecast streaming device would be making its way to several international markets. In total, Google’s little streaming dongle will become commercially available in 11 additional countries, including Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the U.K.
As was the case in the U.S., the Google Chromecast will be a very affordable streaming option no matter which home market a buyer is in. Interested consumers in those markets will be able to purchase a Chromecast from Amazon and other local electronic retailers, as well as directly from Google’s own Play Store.
Google also mentioned that in addition to apps such as YouTube, Google Play Movies, Google Play Music and Netflix (where available), they are working with local content providers to include a catalog of Chromecast ready apps and services for users in each of the different countries. This local content varies depending on the buyer’s home market and includes: “BBC iPlayer in the U.K.; France TV Pluzz and SFR TV in France with CANALPLAY coming soon; and Watchever in Germany with Maxdome coming soon.”
Google has stated that “more than 3,000 developers worldwide have signed up to bring their apps and websites to Chromecast”, so we expect to see the list of cast-ready applications grow soon.
You can find out more details about the latest Chromecast launches from the Google Chrome Blog at the source link below.