Chromecast comes to Belgium, Portugal and Switzerland

May 29, 2014 09.22 Europe/London By Robert Briel

WATCHEVER ChromecastGoogle has launched its Chromecast HDMI streaming dongle in six more international markets.

In Europe, the device is now also available in Belgium, Portugal and Switzerland, while outside Europe and North America the dongle is now on sale in Australia, Japan and Korea.

The device was first launched in the US last July costing $35, and is now, with the new additions, available in 18 countries including the UK, The Netherlands, Germany Canada, France and the Scandinavian countries.

Broadcasters and content owners need to develop new apps to make their content available on the device. Netflix and Google Play are among the most popular, but selected broadcasters and platforms such as the BBC in the UK and Canal Plus in France have already launched apps.