December 2014 Update
Local Amazon stores selling Chromecast online in various countries:
- United States (US customers only)
- Great Britain & internationally (UK and eligible international customers)
- Germany & internationally (German and eligible international customers)
- France & internationally (French and eligible international customers)
From December 10, 2014 Chromecast stick is officially on sale in India, via Google Play Store, Snapdeal, and Airtel .
So, where can I buy Chrome Cast player?
If you are in the U.S. you can purchase your Chrome Cast stick online on Google Play website. Good news: recently Google opened a dedicated section of its Play Store where you can buy not only the HDMI player itself, but also download any available officially approved Chromecast apps. By the way starting November 26th 2013 any hardware you purchase from the Google Play Store is returnable up until January 13th, 2014. Thus, if the Google Player somehow didn’t suit your needs, you can return it and order another Google gadget or receive Google Play Store credit that can be used to download paid apps, games, music and movies.
Where to buy Chrome Cast HDMI stick else
If you wish to save on shipping fees which is pretty high at Google Store, you can snap your Cromecast dongle at Best Buy (both, in one of their brick-and-mortar stores or online Walmart.com. But maybe the best choice would be purchasing your device on Amazon.com store. Additionally to the well-known authority of one of the best online merchandisers and generous return policy, Amazon is now offering FREE Shipping even on a single unit purchase. If you are in the U.S. click to buy Chromecast player online right now. If you’re in Canada you can purchase it from Amazon.ca store (the official sales of the Google HDMI player in Canada started recently).
If you are in the UK, buy your Chrome Cast from Amazon UK – shipped for FREE in the United Kingdom with Super Saver Delivery.
Where can I buy Chromecast device in Europe and Asia?
Good news: official sales of Chromecast TV stick were finally announced in Europe. If you are in Europe or even outside the EU, but your country is eligible, you can buy your device at Amazon.co.uk or order it from their Germany-based Amazon Deutschland store. If not, don’t give up – it is still possible to find several un-official offers on some of the Amazon’s European online stores or eBay. However, the prices of the dongle itself and (in case of eBay) the international shipping delivery costs are pretty high.
Even more Amazon Europe stores already started official sales of the Chrome cast media player. Thus, the Chromecast is now officially available in these European countries: Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and the U.K.
There are no official distribution of Cromecast in Australia, New Zealand nd Asian countries yet, but expanding the device’s availability worldwide is definitely only a question of time.