Posted 10/03/2013 at 1:03 PM
Posted 4 years ago
Since its launch back in July, sales of Google’s $35 Chromecast has been pretty steady; however, there have been a few murmurings of discontent amongst some Android and Apple fans for the lack of streaming options on offer, which haven’t changed since its release. Today those fans’ frustrations may be eased just a little, with the announcement that Hulu has updated its Android and iOS apps to include Chromecast support.
“Hulu has added Chromecast support to their Hulu Plus app—just in time for the fall television season,” said Shanna Prevé, head of content partnerships for Chromecast in a blog post. “Now you can easily enjoy your favorite shows, such as ‘Modern Family,’ ‘New Girl’ and ‘Parks and Recreation,’ on your big-screen TV by casting from Hulu Plus on your mobile phone or tablet”
“It’s the same intuitive, remote-free experience you’ve come to enjoy with the other Chromecast-supported apps, and is as simple as pressing the Cast button which will now appear in the app,” she added.
Google has been trying for a while to get some popular content onto Chromecast but until now, Netflix has been the only third party offering. The addition of Hulu will certainly attract more fans to the app and there may be others to follow, as the much-loved HBO has stated that it too plans to bring content to Chromecast sometime in the future.
“It’s the same intuitive, remote-free experience you’ve come to enjoy with the other Chromecast-supported apps, and is as simple as pressing the Cast button which will now appear in the app,” said Prevé.
While speaking of all of the good things that Hulu brings to Chromecast though, the head of content did forget to mention the smaller matter of the $7.99 monthly fee that you will have to shell out to access the service – though there is a free trial available to see if the fee is worth it.
The Hulu Plus app is currently available for Android smartphone and tablet users running versions 3.1 and above and iPad users running iOS 6 or above. Google said that an iPhone app would be following soon.