Google’s $35 Chromecast media streamer provides one of the cheapest, simplest tools for streaming online video to your TV… if you’re in the United States. But soon Google will begin offering the Chromecast around the world.
Speaking this week at SXSW, Google’s Android and Chrome chief Sundar Pichai announced that Chromecast would be available in many additional countries within the next few weeks.
Meanwhile, the Chromecast has apparently been a rather successful product in the US, where Pichai says Google has sold “millions” of Chromecast devices since the gadget launched in the summer of 2013.
At launch the Chromecast was a fairly limited device, designed to let users stream content from a handful of internet video sites including YouTube, Netflix, and Google Play Movies while using and Android or iOS phone or tablet as a remote control.
In the months since the device first hit the market a growing number of apps have added support and now you can use many popular online music and video services with a Chromecast. Google also recently launched an SDK which lets app developers build Chromecast support into all sorts of third party apps.