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Chromecast Hits More Countries

22 Mar, 2014 By: Chris Tribbey

Chromecast, Google’s low-priced dongle that streams a variety of apps to TVs, is now available in an additional 11 countries, Google announced.

Residents in Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom can now buy the Google device, according to Mario Queiroz, VP of product management for Chromecast.

“Since announcing Chromecast in the U.S., we’ve grown to include more of your favorite apps and websites,” he said. “Those numbers will continue to grow, and we want to bring Chromecast to more people around the world.”

In addition to YouTube, Google Play Movies, Google Play Music and Netflix, other country-specific apps have begun to roll out, including BBC iPlayer in the U.K.; France TV Pluzz and SFR TV in France; and Watchever in Germany.

“We recently opened up Chromecast to developers, and in a few short weeks more than 3,000 developers worldwide have signed up to bring their apps and Web sites to Chromecast,” Queiroz said. “You’ll soon have more TV shows, movies, videos, sports, music and games to choose from.”

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