It has been announced today that Google’s Chromecast $35 media streaming dongle will soon be receiving over 100+ new channels for users to enjoy, thanks to new support for the PlayOn service.
The new Chromecast channels include content from CBS, NBC, ABC, Comedy Central and Hulu and no Hulu Plus subscription is required.
To view content from PlayOn with your Chromecast media streamer, you will need to download and install PlayOn to a PC and also get the PlayOn app installed on your mobile device.
Once this is complete users can then use their mobile device as a TV channel guide and remote control to browse and search for movies, shows, and clips. Todays press release added:
” Additionally, the software’s mobile apps give users a way to browse channels and offers a uniform guide-like interface which is sorely missing from the Chromecast user experience. PlayOn’s PlayLater product can give Chromecast users DVR capability to record videos for casting later when they are no longer available online.
The PlayOn Browser feature gives Chromecast users the ability to cast almost any full screen video from any browser on their PC to their TV without including any distracting web browser frames.”
For more information on the new Google Chromecsat media streamer whcih is now available in the UK and Europe jump over to the Google Chromecast website for details.
Source: Android Central