The media steaming device, which plus into an HDMI port and lets viewers use their laptop or tablet to browse and “cast” content from video apps to their TV, launched in the UK this year with a small line-up of apps, including YouTube, Netflix and iPlayer. Now, with the addition of blinkbox, the essential ability to buy and rent movies and TV shows is added to the stick’s VOD range.
Chromecast’s unique interface means that viewers can use their device to control what it is on the big screen – pausing, playing and changing the volume – but also browse the internet or use other apps without affecting the film or TV series playback.
It joins the many other ways customers can access blinkbox including games consoles (PS3 and Xbox), iPad and Android tablets, Smart TVs, Blu-ray players, set top boxes and PCs/Macs.
Adrian Letts, co-founder and Managing Director of blinkbox Movies and TV, comments: “There’s now another really easy way to enjoy the latest movies and TV shows at home on the bigger screen.
“An ordinary TV with an HDMI port can be transformed into an internet connected device, which is another great step towards getting the best entertainment into as many homes as possible.”
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