For as much as we rely on Google’s products and services, it’s all too easy to forget that not everyone has the same level of access, and in many cases availability is highly constrained along international borders. Anytime that’s about to change, and we learn that Google’s making an effort to get its products available in new nations, we’re eager to get the details. Earlier this month we heard Google talking about plans for beginning sales of Chromecast in a whole bunch of additional countries, and today we see confirmation of not just that change, but of a number of new areas where the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 will be available for purchase.
There are eleven new countries where Chromecast will be available as of today: Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the UK. Support is promised soon for local content providers and their apps, like the BBC iPlayer, or SFR TV in France.
With the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7, we also see a big European push, but the list of countries this hardware is coming to is just a bit different: the Android models join the Play Store for users in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Sweden.
It’s a great change that we’re happy to see, but we’re sure that there are plenty of you out there still a bit disappointed that your home didn’t make the list today. Keep the faith, and with a little luck you just might get better news in the weeks and months to come.