Now, that’s news worth watching. Google has opened up sales of the Chromecast to eleven new countries. We knew that the Chromecast would go on sale in the UK starting tomorrow, March 19, and saw it pop up on Currys’ website earlier today for £30, but we were pleasantly surprised to see 10 more countries added to the list.
Today Chromecast is available in an additional 11 countries—Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the U.K.
The official announcement on the Chrome blog explains that Chromecast will be available in the Google Play Store for all of the announced countries. Addition retailers include Amazon, Currys PC World, Elkjøp, FNAC, Saturn, Media Markt and others.
In addition to the existing Chromecast capable apps, Google says that since the SDK was launched just a few weeks ago, over 3000 developers worldwide have signed up to bring their apps and websites to Chromecast. Luckily for the eleven new countries, this means that starting today UK users will be able to cast BBC iPlayer to their TV. France TV Pluzz and SFR TV are ready to roll in France, with CANALPLAY coming soon. Germany’s Watchever updates today with Maxdome coming soon, and more.
Chromecast captured our imaginations when it was first announced last year. After a slow period of growth, we are very excited for this surge in Chromecast availability and adoption. Once you’ve ordered your Chromecast, check out Google’s list of Chromecast apps, then go check out the Cast Store app for more. What is your favorite thing to cast to your TV?
In the words of Mario Queiroz, VP of Product Management for Chromecast – “Happy casting!”