Chromecast Users Get More To Watch
Earlier this year, Google took its Chromecast SDK out of beta, paving the way for developers to go wild adding support to their apps, which in turn means that users of the $35 streaming device get access to more and more content.
Google announced a few new supported experiences today. These include the WatchESPN app and MLS Matchday app (in time for the World Cup) as well as Crunchyroll.
It looks like users in Aereo’s coverage areas are about to get some good news as well (via GigaOm).
We are delaying release of Chromecast support to June 4 to work out a few kinks. Bummed about the delay, but next week is gonna rock!
— Aereo (@Aereo) May 29, 2014
Google also announced support for Google+ photos and videos. You should find a cast button in the Photos view of Google+ on Android and iOS.
In April, MLB.tv added support. Other recent additions include Crackle, Rdio, Vudu, and 5by. Additional supported apps include: Netflix, HBO Go, Hulu Plus, Pandora, YouTube, Google Play Movies & TV, Google Play Music, Songza, Red Bull TV, Vevo, Plex, PostTV, Viki, and RealPlayer Cloud.
This week, Google also expanded availability of Chromecast to Australia, Belgium, Japan, Korea, Portugal and Switzerland.
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