Chromecast

Millions of new users to get their first taste of Chromecast today

It looks like the Chromecast is now available in the new countries slated for support by Google, as the clock has struck midnight in the E.U. Users in Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the U.K. can now have a go with the little dongle that has caused such a stir — even garnering the "Gadget of the Year" title from Time magazine.

To go along with Google's own apps like Play Music or Play Movies, the team announced that they are also working with local content providers to bring the shows and movies you love to watch to your Chromecast. In the U.K. there's BBC iPlayer, France has TV Pluzzz, SFR TV and support for CANALPLAY coming soon, and Watchever is live for Germany. These apps are in the Google Play store today, with more expected soon.

If you're in one of these 11 countries, look for a Chromecast at Amazon, Google Play, Currys PC World, FNAC, Saturn, Media Markt and other retailers.

More: Google Chrome Blog

 
There are 18 comments

Zig261 says:

Imported mine weeks ago. Best gadget i ever used.

still1 says:

finally, canadians have something to cheer about!!! (because they always complain about google service not in canada)

Zig261 says:

Still no Google Music though. Those licensing fees in Canada are too high for Google to even bother bringing it.

https://support.google.com/googleplay/answer/2462844?hl=en acording to this portugal too. but if we check the playstore it is not available. Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 is now available portugal

DJCBS says:

It doesn't show Chromecast as available in Portugal...

BBC iPlayer. Score.

Jay Holm says:

How bout that! How bout that! Happy for Europe!

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shredman09 says:

No love for Australia? :(

JSKershaw says:

I'm happy to see this available in Canada now. I have already bought two of them when I was in the USA. Enjoy using them for a couple of months. Definitely going to recommend this to my friends and family to buy one.

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jimrebello says:

Its still cheaper to buy one from a reseller in Canada than to order from google play. At least I don't feel bad about paying $50 for one through a reseller like a month ago.

I will wait until I can get another direct from Amazon with free shipping.

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eyesparky says:

Finally! :)

BB_Bmore says:

Best $30 I've ever speant.

Mike

Pitkakoski says:

Wow. Available also in Finland. I already wondered why a Chromecast add was translated in Finnish. Too bad there seems to be a problem because I always receive an error message when trying to fetch more information. Anyway, it's nice to be able to order something from Google Play.

not yet available in stores. but it is coming, that's for sure :-)

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HubyD says:

For the other European countries: buy it on the German Amazon, that's how I got it to Belgium ;)

t_hom_as says:

Ordered mine from Google Play here in the UK this morning. Currys/PC World was showing out of stock already (for online orders at least). Nice one Google.

Deeco says:

If you waited a bit. you'd find it is now available on Amazon for £30 ;D

ofutur says:

A shame it doesn't support HD audio. So no movies, but good enough for TV :)