Google Chromecast has today receive seven new applications for owners to enjoy in the form of Comedy Central, Sesame Street Go, Nickelodeon, TuneIn, Epix, YuppTV and Encore Play just in time for the holiday season.
The new applications will help the Google Chromecast fight off competition from the likes of Amazon’s Fire TV Stick that launched earlier this month and the Roku Stick and others.
Google Chromecast support Android, iOS, Chrome for Mac, and Chrome for Windows and plugs into any HDTV equipped with a HDMI port. The small HDMI dongle is capable of streaming media through your network from your laptop, desktop, smartphone or tablet devices.
Chromecast also supports a wealth of services including YouTube, Netflix, Pandora, and tons of Google Play content together with the newly add media applications that rolled out today. Google explains :
“Chromecast is the easy way to enjoy online video and anything from the web on your TV. Plug it into any HDTV and control it with your existing smartphone, tablet, or laptop. Send your favorites from Google Play, YouTube, Netflix, and Chrome to your TV with the press of a button. No more huddling around small screens and tiny speakers. Chromecast automatically updates to work with a growing number of apps.”
Google Chromecast is now available to purchase from around $25 or £30 and is available to purchase from the Google Play Store and other retailers worldwide.