All 4 now available on Chromecast
James R | On 24, Nov 2015
All 4 is now available on Google’s Chromecast.
The digital hub, which replaced 4oD earlier this year, combines the broadcaster’s live-streaming and catch-up content into one online platform
The service is already available on computers, Freesat Freetime, Sky, Virgin Media, BT TV, YouView and NOW/Roku boxes, plus Windows 8, Windows Phone, iOS and Android devices, as well as on Sony PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Samsung TV.
From today, Android users will be able to use their mobile device to cast their favourite Channel 4 content directly to their TV, using a Chromecast dongle. Chromecast compatibility will then be rolled out onto iOS devices in the middle of December.
Carl Pfeiffer, Head of Distribution for Channel 4, says: “We know that Chromecast functionality has been a popular request of All 4 users, so we’re delighted to launch this side of Christmas.”
Dan Saunders, Head of Chromecast, Northern Europe at Google adds: “We’re delighted to add All 4 to a growing list of content providers who have embraced Chromecast. It’s the easiest way to cast your favourite Channel 4 shows to your TV right from your phone, tablet or computer.”
The launch of All 4 is a vital boost to Chromecast’s library of compatible Freeview catch-up services, which previously solely included BBC iPlayer. The only streaming media devices to offer all of the free services (including Demand 5 and ITV Player) are Roku boxes and sticks, plus the NOW Box (essentially a branded Roku).