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HBO Says It’s Exploring Chromecast Support

by Brandon Russell | July 30, 2013July 30, 2013 5:00 pm PST

Chromecast - With-Box

At $35, Chromecast has the potential to become a huge weapon in Google’s streaming arsenal—as long as developers hop onboard. The device is currently supported by a few select services, making its capabilities a bit limited. But that could change in the near future, with one of today’s most respected and popular services saying it’s “exploring” Chromecast support.

According to Variety, HBO is looking into bringing Go to the small streaming dongle, though a spokesman for the premium cable channel couldn’t provide any specifics such as timing. Google made it a point to namedrop Netflix during its Chromecast presentation last week—HBO Go will want to do everything it can to be included in that conversation.

As The Verge points out, HBO Go has already popped up in Chromecast’s software, so there’s probably an app already in the works—not surprising. Of course, seeing Go support appear for Chromecast doesn’t mean there’s any a la carte option in the works, but it brings one of the best sources of entertainment to one of the most exciting streaming devices. You can always, you know, stream HBO Go straight from your Chrome browser, but it’ll be that much sweeter straight from a new Nexus 7.

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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell likes to rollerblade while listening to ACDC.

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