7 new apps join Chromecast casting catalogue
Staff Reporter | On 29, Nov 2014
Seven new apps have joined the Chromecast casting catalogue.
The streaming stick, which allows viewers to use their phones, tablets or computers to send content (“cast”) to the TV in their living room, has been a success, with figures estimating sales at almost double that of rival streaming device Apple TV.
While the stick’s cheap price tag (around £30) has been a big selling point, its weakness has been the lack of apps available in its line-up. Over the past year, though, that catalogue has increased, with NOW, Wuaki.tv and blinkbox joining existing launch apps, such as Netflix, YouTube and BBC iPlayer.
Now, Google has announced seven more apps, including The Daily Show on Comedy Central, Sesame Street Go, Nickelodeon, TuneIn (for international radio stations and podcasts, EPIX, YuppTV and ENCORE Play.