Millions of new users to get their first taste of Chromecast today

It looks like the Chromecast is now available in the new countries slated for support by Google, as the clock has struck midnight in the E.U. Users in Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the U.K. can now have a go with the little dongle that has caused such a stir — even garnering the “Gadget of the Year” title from Time magazine.

To go along with Google’s own apps like Play Music or Play Movies, the team announced that they are also working with local content providers to bring the shows and movies you love to watch to your Chromecast. In the U.K. there’s BBC iPlayer, France has TV Pluzzz, SFR TV and support for CANALPLAY coming soon, and Watchever is live for Germany. These apps are in the Google Play store today, with more expected soon.

If you’re in one of these 11 countries, look for a Chromecast at Amazon, Google Play, Currys PC World, FNAC, Saturn, Media Markt and other retailers.

More: Google Chrome Blog


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