Google Chromecast will now have wider international availability, starting in the UK
To all of our international readers who have been reading about our Chromecast experiences with jealously, prepare yourselves for a day you thought might never come: Google’s little streaming dongle is coming to the UK soon, with wider international availability on the way.
While Google isn’t officially giving any exact dates, it did confirm that plans are underway to sell the Chromecast through electronics retailer Currys, which will be the first retailer to get the device outside the US.
One of the biggest criticisms levied against Google is that it tends to be very US-centric in its product releases, so it’s nice to see that the company is taking steps to correct this. The timing is probably anything but coincidental – the Chromecast SDK was only made available to developers earlier this week, so it’s entirely possible (even probable) that Google wanted to wait for better app support before allowing international retailers to sell the device.[The Next Web via Chromespot]