Chromecast will launch in 8 additional European countries and 4 other countries with a localized user interface and deeper integration with local streaming services.
The countries are as follows:
- "The Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, and Austria. Additionally, outside of Europe, it’s coming to Taiwan, New Zealand, South Korea, and India," Google confirmed to FlatpanelsHD.
In the European markets it will be available on June 21 for 70 Euro or the equivalent through the Google online store and participating retailers. For availability in India, New Zealand, South Korea, and Taiwan check your local Google online store in the near future.
Chromecast with Google TV in Dutch. Photo: Google
The latest Chromecast was already sold by third-party retailers in these regions and all existing units will also get updated to support the new localized features, according to Google.
Users will get an interface in their local language and deeper integration with local services meaning that content from these services will show up in recommendations and app rows on the homescreen.
Ads in Chromecast's top carousel will also get localized. Some local services will also come pre-installed on the device.
However, some features may be missing in your region such as the 'For you' and 'Live' tabs. Google is planning to introduce additional features through software and server-side updates in the future including user profiles and personal watchlists.
Chromecast with Google TV supports 4K Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos streaming. It can be connected to any TV with HDMI and can be controlled with TV's remote control if the TV supports HDMI CEC – or vice versa.
Read FlatpanelsHD's in-depth Chromecast with Google TV review for more information.
Chromecast with Google TV - specifications
Chromecast with Google TV
Dimensions & Weight
Length: 6.4 in (162 mm)
Width: 2.4 in (61 mm)
Height: 0.5 in (12.5 mm)
1.9 oz (55 g)
Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4 GHz / 5 GHz)
Android TV OS
Up to 4K HDR, 60 FPS
Supports resolutions up to 4K and high dynamic range (HDR)
Dolby Vision, HDR10, HDR10+for stunning picture quality.
Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos (pass-through)
HDMI to plug directly into the TV
USB Type-C power
Length: 4.8 in (122 mm)
Width: 1.5 in (38 mm)
Height: 0.7 in (18 mm)
IR to control TV, soundbar, or receiver
2.2 oz (63 g)
Integrated microphone for Google Assistant
2 AAA batteries included
Requires Chromecast (Google TV)
What's in the box
2 AAA batteries