HBO Now Adds Chromecast Support

Screen Shot 2015-08-06 at 3.08.50 PMLast month, HBO Now crossed the tech dividing line, making its way to Android devices after months of being exclusively available to Apple device users. Today, the standalone streaming service announced it was taking things a bit farther by adding support for Google Chromecast.

The latest Android and iOS update brings a new set of capabilities, including the ability to send what you’re watching on your smartphone to the TV via Google’s streaming stick, according to HBO Now’s device page and the App Store listing for the service.

The latest HBO Now update – available in the App Store and Google Play this afternoon – also adds push notifications. While the update doesn’t specify what the notifications will be, The Verge suggests they’ll entail alerts about new content and the latest episodes available on the service.

Although HBO previously announced it would launch versions of HBO Now that work on the Amazon Fire Stick and FireTV, the device page still lists those options as “coming soon.”

While it’s taken this long for HBO Now to reach Chromecast, HBO Go has long been available for the device. Interestingly, HBO Go’s partner app for Cinemax, Max Go, still lacks support for Chromecast.

[via The Verge]

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