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The news has been pointing to an international launch for the Chromecast this week, and it looks like Google is making it official in the Play Store. Google's streaming dongle just popped up in the Play Store for several countries for 30-39 of the local currency. Yeah, that might be a bit more expensive than the US price, but at least it's for sale. See update below for the full list.

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We're still checking it out, but so far the UK, Canada, and Germany have Play Store listings for the Chromecast. A few other locales (like Australia) are not showing the device just yet, but that doesn't mean it isn't coming.

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Keep an eye out for the Chromecast to begin popping up in your little corner of the world.

Update: Google has confirmed 11 countries in all: Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and the UK. There are also local casting apps for residents of these locations like BBC iPlayer in the UK, France TV Pluzz and SFR TV in France, and Watchever in Germany. More apps are on the way too.

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Ryan Whitwam
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  • http://www.mscha.nl/ Michael Schaap

    Netherlands too. Which means we have Google Play Devices for the very first time. (Also Nexus 5 and 7.)

  • Fabian Pineda

    If Google makes this go live in Costa Rica, I will walk without shoes from San Jose, CR, to California in pilgrimage.

  • Moeen Ahmed

    Finally, one thing though with the delivery charge will work out atleast £33.

    • RobH

      Just get one from Amazon or Curry's like I'm going to do tomorrow. £0 delivery.

      • Deeco

        You sure Amazon will have it? Think I should cancel my Play order?

      • Moeen Ahmed

        I already have one. Just making people aware.

  • Finished

    Google device store is Live in FInland

  • Heikki Vihavainen

    Here in Finland, also Nexus 5 & 7 are now available. Play Store Devices was not available earlier.

  • Etunimi

    In Finland as well. We didn't have Play Store Devices until now at all, but now it is here with Chromecast, Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 :)

  • http://rayshq.com/ Ray

    Not in Australia... but I'm not surprised.

  • http://youtube.com/jedijens Jens Törnblad

    Live in Sweden! And we got devices as well. It's been a great start of the week.

  • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

    Too little too late, happy with my Roku 3 for the time being.

    • AbbyZFresh

      You're happy with your Roku 3, whoop de do. Why are you on a Chromecast article knowing you're not buying one?

      • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

        Because when it was announced I was going to get one, then I learnt it was US only.

  • AbbyZFresh

    Canada needs to lower the licensing fees. It's way too high and is probably the main reason why Google isn't bringing Music here.

    • sbeaulieu

      Only because of the Québec! There stupid french law, they need to have more than 3/4 of the music in french for a possible release here..(I sadly live in Québec..)

  • LCTN

    In Portugal we have finally the Devices section, but without Chromecast for now. Pretty awesome :)

    • Pedro Madeira

      According to the official chromecast country availability, Portugal will have it: https://support.google.com/googleplay/answer/2462844 I ordered mine from the US through amazon.com and it's really a great thing to have. Works beautifuly with Google Play Movies

  • Deeco

    Just placed an order ;D (UK)

  • yabatopia

    Not yet in Belgium. But here's some good news: today Google launched Play Devices in Belgium, with Nexus 5, Nexus 7 and some bumpers in stock. Finally!

  • whispy_snippet

    Still no Australia? *stamps feet like a child*

    • Ramiro Fernandez

      *stamps harder and faster*

      • Steve Williamson

        *moves to the beat*

  • remister

    Congrats Canadians, it's been a long struggle eh.

  • http://www.bordersweather.co.uk/ Andy J

    Google list BBC iPlayer as a supported app on their website, but my BBC iPlayer app still shows no sign of any casting ability... I wonder if I am waiting for an update *OR* maybe it really wont cast to a US model Chromecast :/

    • trickytree1984

      Same

      • http://www.bordersweather.co.uk/ Andy J

        Factory Reset - fixes it (changes the model Country code to GB)

        • trickytree1984

          Factory reset the chromecast to fix the I player app?

          Cheers

          • http://www.bordersweather.co.uk/ Andy J

            Yup, I had to do it to both of mine, but I noticed one already had the "GB" country code, so maybe just try a reboot first.

          • trickytree1984

            Brilliant. I'll do that on my 2 imports later

          • trickytree1984

            Thanks for the tip

    • Thomas’

      Or the app will be updated soon.

      • http://www.bordersweather.co.uk/ Andy J

        Factory Reset fixes it

    • c0n0r

      The iPlayer app was updated earlier on in the week, Monday or Tuesday

  • Alphajoe

    Now I'm even more upset with Spotify for not supporting Chromecast. ;)

  • smeddy

    Oh FFS, Australia dammit!!

  • Rami

    Wow, available in Italy right away !!!! Grazie Google...

  • Deeco

    Amazon UK link?

  • EowynCarter

    I ordered mine today. :)

  • Deeco

    Just ordered off Amazon for £30 with Amazon Prime trial, getting this baby tomorrow!!!! :D

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00I4WQ618/ref=ox_ya_os_product_refresh_C

  • http://b-real.org/ Gisle Enåsen

    "So if you’re in one of these 11 countries, look for Chromecast starting today at Amazon, Google Play, Currys PC World, Elkjøp, FNAC, Saturn, Media Markt and other retailers."

    It appears this might be the reason why I can't buy it online on the Norwegian play-store.
    The heartless company Elkjøp have struck a deal apparently with Google.

  • Dee Norbert

    Romania?

  • andy

    Unisen iPazzPort Cast is a mini engine to turn your Home HD Screen become a All Media Sharing Center with full screen by Smart phone or tablet.

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    • toshiba

      Yeah Android Police, BACK ANSWER!

  • Panpy

    Instantly checkout one to canada

  • http://www.google.com/+StefanoCirimele Stefano Cirimele “Teto Stormy”

    Just ordered from Amazon in Italy, € 35 and free shipping! Anyway, official pricing is not fair, US $ price is much lower...

    • http://ridukkokun.wordpress.com/ Dukkokun

      This again? EU price is VAT included, IVA in our case, while US price is without any sale tax.
      People will buy the Chromecast in the US with a 20% surcharge due to VAT, which is more or less how much we're going to pay the Cast in EUR, change applied.

      In addition, think about Brasilians: their import tax is something like 70%, ANYTHING not produced in Brasil is going to cost an eye of your head ;)