Google brings its popular media streaming TV accessory Chromecast to more people around the world that includes 11 more countries. Google Chromecast will be available for customers in the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland starting today and will cost £30. You can purchase it via the Google Play and Amazon. In addition, Chromecast will also available via Currys PC World, Elkjøp, FNAC, Saturn, Media Markt and other retailers. From today Chromecast will be available to the customers in Canada also.
In addition to apps like YouTube, Google Play Movies, Google Play Music and Netflix, Chromecast includes local content providers to bring more entertainment to Chromecast for Europe customers such as – BBC iPlayer in the U.K.; France TV Pluzz and SFR TV in France with CANALPLAY coming soon; and Watchever in Germany with Maxdome coming soon. In addition, Chrome webpages can be streamed to the television through a Chrome extension.
The Chromecast is a small dongle that will connect to your HDTV via HDMI port, and will connect to your home Wi-Fi network to pick up that content from its source online. With Chromecast you can browse content with your phone, laptop or tablet and beam it to the TV at the highest available resolution through the cloud with the push of a software button. You can easily enjoy your favorite online entertainment on your HDTV—movies, TV shows, music, and more from Netflix, YouTube, Google Play, and Chrome.
Chromecast is compatible with the OS Android 2.3 and higher, iOS 6 and higher, Windows 7 and higher, Mac OS 10.7 and higher and Chromebook Pixel.
Source: Google Chrome Blog