Google Chromecast on its way to “many more countries” within a few weeks

by: Andrew GrushMarch 10, 2014
Chromecast Belkin Miracast AA-2

Last month UK retailer Currys claimed the Chromecast would arrive to the UK starting as early as March 1st, though Google later reported they had no firm plans to announce. Luckily, for those looking to get your hands on the Chromecast in markets outside of the United States, the wait may almost be over.

During Sundar Pichai’s SXSW keynote, the Google exec revealed that the Chromecast is on its way to “many more countries” within the next few weeks. Although specific countries weren’t mentioned, recent rumors have suggested the device will at the very least hit Australia and the UK. Here’s to hoping that Google also has plans for many more markets across the globe, such as Canada, select markets in Europe and Asia.

Not sure if you’d even be interested in the Chromecast if and when it officially arrives to your market? Be sure to check out our full review to get a better idea of what to expect from the dongle.

What do you think, interested in picking up the Chromecast, at least providing that it’s pricing is as aggressive as it has been in the U.S. ($35)?

  • Mayoo

    “Although specific countries weren’t mentioned, past rumors have suggested the device will at the very least hit Australia and the UK.”

    • Andrew Grush

      Sorry if I sounded like I was intentionally leaving out Canada — I was actually talking about how a rumor from Currys said that UK would see the Chromecast in March. And Telstra was recently rumored to be bringing the Chromecast to Australia. Whereas I don’t believe there have been any specific carrier/retailer rumors for Canada, but if there has been I apologize further.

      Anyhow, I have changed the wording a bit though to better reflect this. :) Thanks!

      • Mayoo

        Don’t worry, I was reading like you were reporting the rumor as-is too. I am just pointing out the general situation in all android news (not only AA).

  • Shark Bait

    About time! My favorite looking device of last year, can’t wait to get it

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    Ah, great! This seems to be the best time to get one with all these app updates that add CC support

  • wezi427

    I use my Chromecast primarily to view Netflix, but I would like to see it supported more.

  • Juan A C

    So guys, I’ve been doubting wether to get it or not. I have a lot of 1080p mkv files in my laptop, is it possible to cast them fluidly to the Chromecast?

    • Matthew Wright

      Probably through Plex or one of the other “local video file” solutions.

  • Matthew Wright

    I drove to the US to get one, it was worth it.