Extended Chromecast app support seems to indicate dongle is coming to other regions

October 20, 2013
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The Chromecast could soon be available in other markets, as Google’s Android and iOS application have been made available in non-U.S. markets.

So far, the gadget has been available solely in the USA – although Amazon did briefly sell it to international customers – but it would make plenty of sense to see Google expand Chromecast availability to other regions of the world.

Engadget reports that the official Chromecast apps (Android and iOS) can be installed in the UK and Canada.

Should we expect a Chromecast-related announcement from Google next week? A Google event that’s related to Google Play is scheduled for October 24, and word on the street it’s not about hardware. Is it possible though that the Chromecast will be part of it – will we see Google announce international availability for the device?

We can’t answer that question just yet, but it’s clear that Google has quite a few announcements planned for this fall, not limited to only the highly-anticipated Android 4.4 KitKat operating system and Nexus 5 smartphone.

International readers, have you purchased a Chromecast from the U.S.?Have you been able to install the Chromecast app(s) in any other countries than the U.S.?

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