Google launches Chromecast in Japan and Australia

Google (S GOOG) is bringing its Chromecast streaming stick to even more countries: Chromecast will officially go on sale in Japan (hat tip to Engadget Japan) and Australia on Wednesday.

Google introduced the device with a press event in Japan Tuesday, and has started to list it on its website as well. In Japan, Chromecast will be available through Google Play as well as Amazon Japan for 4200 Yen (about $41), and it will launch with support for video services from NTT DoCoMO as well as KDDI, and of course YouTube, Google Play, and a number of other apps.

In Australia, it will sell at Dick Smith and JB HiFi,  as well as through Google Play for AUS $49 (about $45 U.S.). There are no prominent local apps available at launch, according to Lifehacker, but ABC, Quickflix and Foxtel are all working on app support.

The launch comes less than two weeks after Google introduced Chromecast in South Korea. Altogether, Google may be looking to expand Chromecast’s international market to a total of seven countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

This post was updated at 11:35pm with additional information about the launch in Japan, and again on 5/27 with a mention of the launch in Australia.