The Chromecast is cool and all, but Google’s media streaming solution is still lacking in apps compared to Apple TV, Roku and most of the major gaming consoles. The release of an official SDK last month opened the door for more Chromecast apps, and now the HDMI dongle is getting access to popular movie-streaming service Vudu.
Vudu offers access to new movies as soon as they’re available on DVD, charging as little as $2 for each two-night rental with no monthly fees (though recent releases cost more, and you’ll pay premiums for HD resolutions). The service is already available on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Mac, PC, Roku, iOS and Android. Now it’s coming to Chromecast, meaning you can fling new movies straight onto your TV without shelling out for a more expensive set-top box.
The movie-streaming company announced the news over the weekend, promising to update Vudu for Chromecast in the near future as it rolls out updated versions of its mobile apps and browser-based service. To start Chromecasting your Vudu as soon as possible you can also register for the beta test via the source link below.