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Amazon now shipping Chromecast internationally

10 months ago 21

Hot on the heels of Google expanding Chromecast compatibility to the official Hulu Plus app, those of you outside the US looking to get your hands on a Chromecast dongle won’t have to turn to the shady bowels of eBay anymore — Amazon’s got your back.

Available to order now, without so much as an announcement or brag-blog from Google, Amazon is shipping the Chromecast outside the US without significant markups or fees. So far, users throughout Europe, Australia and China have reported they are able to purchase the device without any problems. We imagine Google will begin to sell the device directly outside the US in due time, but for now, Amazon has officially become your best option. It’s worth noting that the Chromecast app is currently only available in the US. But that’s not a problem with Android’s ability to sideload .apk files.

Google has received a lot of flak for not getting companies on board with Chromecast compatible apps and services quick enough, but with the recent addition of Hulu, US users can now use Netflix, Hulu, Google Play media content and the entirety of the web with Google Chrome. Still not bad for $35. And rest assured, more content is coming.

To see if Chromecast is available in your country, hit up Amazon now.