Rdio, Vudu and Crackle officially add support for Chromecast

by: Andrew GrushMarch 31, 2014

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Today is shaping up to be a pretty big day for the Chromecast. After introducing Chromecast support to its beta app last month, Vudu has now introduced a new update that brings full Chromecast support, alongside a few minor bug fixes and better support for tablets with higher screen densities.

Although this alone would be pretty big news for Chromecast fans, the day gets even better as both Rdio and Crackle have updated their apps to add support as well. Rdio is a popular music streaming service, and with the latest change it’s now easy to ‘cast’ your favorite tunes from your Android device right over to your big screen. Additionally, Rdio is also adding support for casting content from your PC starting today.

As for Crackle? The popular video service brings us plenty of movies and unique shows directly to our Chromecast without the need to sign up or pay a dime. There are in-app video ads as you watch content, but it’s worth putting up with this for free access to movies like Talladega Nights: the Ballad of Ricky Bobby and shows like Seinfeld and the Shield.

To download the latest Chromecast-enabled versions of these apps, you’ll want to click on the links below:

Now that the Chromecast SDK has been made fully available to all developers, we’re starting to see the number of supported apps jump up rather quickly. What do you think of the apps that currently support Google’s popular media streaming dongle? What apps and services would you like to see add support in the near future?

  • Rdio does not work for me. Casting from the Chrome Browser does not for work for me. What about you guys?

  • Arturo Raygoza

    apps for streaming music on Chromecast is stupid, why would I want my TV on just to play music thru crappy speakers? that’s what bluetooth+home surround sound is for

    • scottbirk

      the reason its a good idea is because maybe you have really nice home theater speakers; I personally have a nice combination of klipsch speakers hooked up to my chromecast and I get far better sound then you’d ever get out of bluetooth+home surround sound and combined with my lg 60′ smart tv its just nice to see information on a big, beautiful screen. Maybe its just me but I think its brilliant and literally use it every day

      • JosephHindy

        ^ This