The Chromecast has come a long way since it was first announced in July of last year. Originally the low-cost streaming dongle only supported a select few apps such as Hulu, Netflix and Google’s own media content. Recently, however, the number of Chromecast-compatible apps have increased dramatically in light of the official release of the Chromecast SDK.
Of course, there’s still a large number of multimedia services that have held off from jumping onto the Chromecast bandwagon. Thankfully, the Chromecast is about to get access to hundreds of new channels, courtesy of a new update to the PlayOn Android app.
the Chromecast is about to get access to hundreds of new channels, courtesy of a new update to PlayOn
For those that have never heard of PlayOn, it is a mobile and web app that works in conjunction with a PC client to beam channels like NBC, CBS, Comedy Central, ABC, and Hulu (free version) over to your Android device. With today’s PlayOne app update, the Android app can now take this same content and ‘cast’ it over to the big screen.
Aside from requiring you to have a PC running in order to use PlayOn, you’ll also need a subscription which will set you back $30 per year or $60 for a lifetime membership. In addition to supporting the Chromecast, PlayOn also works with the Xbox 360, PS3, Roku and many other multimedia/gaming devices.