Google Launches Chromecast In Ireland
Google’s Chromecast online video streaming device has become available in the Google Play Store in Ireland, according to various people who have spotted it for sale.
This comes after Google launched Play Movies in that country a couple weeks ago.
Google announced availability of the device for Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and the UK in March.
Google’s Sundar Pichai said at the time, “In addition to your favorite apps like +YouTube, +Google Play Movies, +Google Play Music, +Netflix (where available), we’re working with local content providers to bring even more of the movies and TV shows you love to Chromecast.”
Here’s the Chromecast site for Irish users, which gives you a look at some of the apps that are available. Here are the ones Google recommends:
Here in the U.S., Google’s device has been steadily attracting support from apps. Last week, Google launched Android screen mirroring for supported devices, making the device instantly even more useful.
Google has had other attempts at connected television devices, but this one, based on its growing support and very low price, seems to be a winner. The company will no doubt continue to expand its availability to more countries as time goes on.