As expected, the Google Chromecast is beginning its international roadshow today. Google confirmed that, starting Wednesday, the Chromecast can now be purchased in Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and the U.K. Google’s Android head Sundar Pichai said that the Chromecast will launch in additional countries soon, and also noted that 3,000 developers have signed up to use the Google Cast SDK since its release in February.
Phone Arena also noticed that Google is now offering its Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 devices in new markets, including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Portugal and Sweden., Those devices had already been available in some international markets, so Google is simply just adding to the list. The introduction of the new hardware around the globe, however, gives users yet another reason to stream content from Google Play Movies – which just expanded to 39 countries on Tuesday.
Chromecast app support will vary by country, especially since some companies like Netflix don’t have licenses to stream all over the world. In the U.K., users will have access to BBC iPlayer. In France, SFR TV and France TV Pluzz are available. Germans will be able to use Watchever and support for another app, Maxdome, is in the works. Google says you’ll be able to purchase its Chromecast from Amazon, Google Play, Currys PC World, Elkjøp, FNAC, Saturn and Media Markt.