Google Takes The Chromecast Beyond The U.S. — To 11 Markets In Europe & Canada

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Google’s USB dongle, the Chromecast, which plugs into your TV so you can stream Google’s browser/OS over your Wi-Fi network to the big screen to watch terrible quality YouTube clips on your HDTV, has launched in 11 more markets.

The Chromecast debuted in the U.S. last July, costing $35. It’s finally now launching elsewhere, with Google expanding availability — mostly to Europe. The additional 11 Chromecast markets are: Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the U.K.

Google is selling the Chromecast via its own Google Play store in the aforementioned markets, and also via retailers including Amazon, Currys PC World, Elkjøp, FNAC, Saturn and Media Markt.

In the U.K. the Chromecast costs £30 from the Google Play store. So it’s not quite as cheap as in the U.S. (as per usual for gadgetry crossing the pond).

In a blog announcing Chromecast’s European (and Canadian) expansion, Google…

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