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Vimeo & Redbox Instant Coming to Chromecast; HBO Go, Plex, Pandora & More Maybe Next

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  1. dgstorm

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    Despite some minor annoyances with the "still needs some work" browser functionality, for the most part the new Chromecast is getting great reviews across the web. It's also selling like hotcakes and is already sold out and backordered on most online retailers. This instant popularity with consumers has been noticed. A slew of companies are working hard to bring their services quickly to the new device.

    Besides the obvious YouTube, Netflix, and Google Play services which came with the device, now both Vimeo and Redbox Instant are confirmed as coming soon to the Chromecast. That's not all though. The list of companies interested in developing their services for the device also includes: Plex, HBO Go, Pandora, AOL and Revision3.

    It's amazing how quickly things are moving for this brand new technology upstart. It makes you wonder why Google didn't think of something like this for the GoogleTV before...

    Luckily Google revealed that many of the Chromecast features are coming to GoogleTV. It's interesting to see how Google is merging and evolving their products.

    Source: TalkAndroid
     
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    Why would I need Cromecast features on a GTV if GTV HAS Chrome on it?
     
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    For one thing - after the Jellybean update the GTV Chrome browser won't support Flash. So you could use a PC/Mac with the Chromecast Chrome tab feature to get Flash content on your TV.

    Also Hulu & HBO GO are rumored to be making apps for Chromecast. Who knows if they will ever build an app for GTV.
     
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    No one is making apps for Chromecast. They are adding Casting support to their apps. If and when your GTV device has CC support you will have it as well. Won't matter if HBO makes a GTV app. You will be able to use your phone/tablet app to cast to the GTV just like CC users will.
     

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