Amazon.com begins shipping Chromecast internationally, order now from India (Update)

Update: Looks like it was an accident and Amazon is no longer taking Chromecast orders from outside US. If you have already placed an order, chances are that you will get your Chromecast.

Earlier: Amazon.com has silently started taking Chromecast orders from users around the globe. We just checked and can confirm that you can easily place an order for Chromecast, sitting here in India, using AmazonGlobal shipping. It is the same shipping method, which Amazon used to ship Kindle e-readers to India, before Amazon.in was launched.chromecast

The folks at Ausdroid and Android Central have been able to confirm that the same is working for Australia and UK consumers too. It looks like Amazon.com will ship Chromecast to any of the AmazonGlobal Export Countries (over 65 in total). You can find the full list here.

The import and shipping costs vary country to country but here is an idea of how much of shipping and import costs you can expect while ordering Chromecast from India. Add $35 more for the Chromecast cost.

  • AmazonGlobal Standard Shipping: Around INR 1,200
  • AmazonGlobal Expedited Shipping: Around INR 1,800
  • AmazonGlobal Priority Shipping: Around INR 3,200

To remind you, Chromecast is a media streaming dongle from Google, which runs on stripped down version of Android and Chrome. You can plug it into any HDTV and control it with your existing smartphone, tablet, or laptop.

On an important note, the Chromecast app, which is used to setup Chromecast is still available only for US users via Google Play, if you order Chromecast from India or any other Amazon supported countries, you will have find the app APK and then install it.

We are still waiting for an official announcement from Google or Amazon regarding this international availability and will update the post as soon as we hear something.

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Post Author: Gaurav Shukla

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3 thoughts on “Amazon.com begins shipping Chromecast internationally, order now from India (Update)

    Vinay N S

    (October 8, 2013 - 3:23 pm)

    While this is good news, i’lb petty mch aying 1.5x the cost of the chromecast..
    I’m more intersted in learning abuot if amazon will ship the chromebook..

      harkirat11077

      (October 8, 2013 - 4:13 pm)

      You are paying approx 550 bucks as import duty… so instead INR 2200 per chromecast you pay roughly 2750 per chromecast… then you add shipping… but here’s a neat trick… order 4 of them together… and you qualify for free shipping…

      if you want a chromecast … this is a better deal than getting one for 4000 – 5000 on ebay or amazon india

        Vinay N S

        (October 8, 2013 - 5:04 pm)

        I’m still skeptical about how well it will work outide the US..
        and besides what do i do with 4 of them?? sell 3 on Ebay and get back my money??? 😉

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