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HBO Go For Android and iOS Now Supports Chromecast Streaming

Google-Chromecast Plugged Into TV

An update to the HBO Go app on Android and iOS rolled out this morning, finally bringing Chromecast support to the channel’s mobile streaming service. Getting HBO Go onto Google’s dongle has been in the making for a while, with development reportedly beginning even before the Chromecast was announced. For Android your device will need to run Android 2.2 or up, while iPhones and iPads will need to be running either iOS 6 or iOS 7.

The Chromecast can now stream HBO’s content onto your HDTV, along with content from YouTube, Netflix, Hulu Plus, Google Play and Pandora. The device can also stream whatever you’re viewing in Google’s Chrome browser, meaning you can throw pretty much anything you want up onto your TV.

Google unveiled the Chromecast earlier this year in June, starting its own entry in the increasingly crowded market of streaming devices. The thumb drive-shaped device undercuts most other options at just $35, but still faces tough competition from set-top boxes, like the Apple TV and Roku, as well as a new generation of gaming consoles such as the Xbox One and Sony PlayStation 4 that integrate streaming media and video games into one device.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...