Google's Chromecast is coming to three European countries

Google’s Chromecast dongle should be slipping into UK TVs very soon. And the reasons for expecting this are many. Firstly, a recent Chromecast app update made it available in 50 new languages, suggesting an international rollout is imminent. Secondly, Google’s Sundar Pichai, at SXSW Interactive, said that the HDMI dongle would come to “many more countries” in the coming weeks. Lastly, a Currys employee tweeted a photo of several Chromecast dongles in a display package ready to go onto UK shelves.

Looks like Google is launching its Chromecast internationally next week: Various leaks are pointing to a launch in the U.K., Germany, France and possibly a number of additional countries. Google executives had previously said that they wanted to bring Chromecast to many additional markets in 2014. A Google spokesperson wan’t available to comment on these leaks, but Google VP of Product Management Mario Queiroz told me in December that Chromecast was slated to launch in “a number of international markets” in 2014. At the time, he added that people were going to be “pleasantly surprised” by the scope of this international expansion.

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