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May
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Today's a big day for Chromecast. Earlier today we reported that Google's little magic media stick was ready to stream shows to TVs in Japan and Austrialia. Now we see that the device has also arrived in Belgium, Norway, Portugal, and Switzerland as well.

Update: The devices section of Google Play may have just opened its virtual doors in Norway, but the Chromecast has actually been available in the country for two months now.

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People living in these countries can head over to the Play Store and virtually pick up the Chromecast for 35 euro. Given how the euro stacks up against the dollar, this is more expensive than the $35 we pay here in the US, but it's still less than the price some other parts of the world have been stuck with. And it's definitely cheaper than going out to buy a set-top box or gaming console just to get those media apps up on a bigger screen. For more information, check out the Google Play support page.

Also, people in Norway and Switzerland might want to hit up the slew of other devices that are newly available in the Play Store while they're there.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Gregory

    Will it ever be officially available in Russia? Why we don't even have the devices section in Play Store?!

    • Qbancelli

      Because Rusia has become a rogue state?

      • Gregory

        I don't like these political things, I just want to have all the services the rest of the world has =/
        At least our main social network is better than yours.

        • Ibrahim Yusuf

          I'm feeling you bro, not just Russia

        • Nathan

          If you are talking about VK, I must disagree with you. Very disappointing privacy settings.

          • Gregory

            What exactly is disappointing here?

          • csgabor

            Yet, as the founder had to fled the countrx after he was forced to sell his site to Putin's associates...

          • Nathan

            Well, some settings are public and this can't be changed. I don't remember which because I deleted my account for that reason.

          • Gregory

            You can restore your account if you deleted it less than half a year ago. If so, please restore it and tell me which settings are public and can't be changed. It's really important for me to know.

          • Nathan

            Okay, I did. How do I hide my city and Facebook?

          • Gregory

            Well, for now you can't. Thank you for the feedback.

          • Nathan

            Okay, no problem.

  • murarz

    Google Play Music finally in POLAND!! Now APP works but in play stire i still dont have it :/

  • David

    Small correction: Chromecast might be finally officially available in Australia, but sadly Hulu and Netflix are not.

    • Alexandre Leites

      I'ts not possible to use that with a proxy and disabling the google dns in the router? I want to buy one....

    • http://bertelking.com/ Bertel King, Jr.

      Noted.

  • Thales

    In Brazil it will cost about $ 85.

    F*ck this country. I'm lucky that a friend of mine bought one in a trip to US

  • nanianmichaels

    Really good news for Portuguese people.
    Now, if only they'd offer Google Edition Phones, too...
    By the way, I must point out that the $1:€1 price ratio has been standard for years. It's mostly attributed to the fact prices displayed to consumers in the EU must have all taxes (mostly VAT) included, as opposed to what usually happens in the US. AND our VAT is usually 20%+ (currently, 23% in Portugal, for non-essential items), which clearly doesn't help.
    It does sometimes feels like we're getting the short end of the stick, though, especially when it comes to software...

  • RottenRonnie

    $49 in Australia :( just as well i picked a few up in USA @ $29 @ Best Buy last month to share with friends

  • Eideen
    • http://bertelking.com/ Bertel King, Jr.

      Woops. Thanks.

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