Chromecast hits European markets with local content

google_chromecastGoogle’s media streaming dongle Chromecast is now available in an additional 11 markets, 1o of which being in Europe. In a blog announcement, Google said Chromecast will include European content services in addition to existing mostly US-based ones.

The streaming device that is attached to HDMI port of an HDTV and turns it into a monitor to show your phone, tablet, laptop or built-in Chromecast apps via Chrome browser, can be bought online or in major tech stores in Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the U.K.

In addition to Chromecast apps like YouTube, Google Play Movies, Google Play Music and Netflix (where available), the company is working  to add local content from major providers including BBC and SFR TV. According to the announcement, BBC’s iPlayer in the U.K., France TV Pluzz and SFR TV in France will be rolling out today. It also says CANALPLAY of France and Watchever in Germany with Maxdome will follow soon.

Chromecast can be bought at Amazon, Google Play, Currys PC World, Elkjøp, FNAC, Saturn, Media Markt and other retailers across Europe.

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