HBO GO app may have Chromecast functionality soon

July 26, 2013
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Chromecast may be the media streaming darling we all wanted from Google, but it left us wanting in a few areas. It’s not quite Miracast, and (thankfully) not Google TV. The offerings available at launch are great, but we could always use a few more.

Enter HBO GO. For those who have the service, and enjoy watching shows like Game of Thrones on their mobile device(s), Chromecast would be perfect. No fumbling through Cable On Demand menus, no more setting aside time at a designated TV. If CJ Heres of GTV Hacker is correct, we’ll be getting that utility soon enough.

According to CJ, testing is already being done on the HBO GO Android app for Chromecast. In a Pastebin file, it would appear that is the case, as we see “HBO_Dev_App” as well as “HBO_App”. There are other listings, like The Washington Post, Songza, or Qello, but HBO GO is definitely the most compelling on the list.

Unfortunately, we still go wanting for any official news on the Hulu or Amazon apps making their way to the Chromecast, but HBO GO would be another heavy hitter in an already respectable lineup.

Do you have a Chromecast? Getting one? What would you think of HBO GO being available for the device? Let us know in the comments section!

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