Wuaki.tv launches Chromecast app
James R | On 28, May 2014
Wuaki.tv is now available on Google Chromecast.
The VOD service has announced that it is joining the line-up of apps available to download for Google’s streaming stick.
Chromecast is a small device that plugs into a television’s HDMI socket, effectively turning it into a Smart TV by connecting to a tablet, smartphone or other device and streaming (or “casting”) the content on the big screen in HD.
The existing library of apps compatible with Chromecast is not very big – the platform’s biggest drawback. From today, though, Chromecast users will have access to Wuaki.tv’s catalogue of pay-per-view and subscription movies and TV series.
Wuaki.tv users can stream content directly from a Chrome browser on their PC or laptop, or through Wuaki.tv’s dedicated Android and iOS applications on tablets and smartphones, which also act as a remote control for the television.
The move places the Spanish company directly opposite its rival Netflix, the only other commercial VOD provider to currently have an app for Google’s stick.
Over 80 per cent of Wuaki.tv users stream content through a Smart TV, confirms the company. Since the introduction of Chromecast, it has seen “significant demand” for Chromecast support from those users who do not currently own a Smart TV.
To celebrate the launch, Wuaki.tv has announced a discounted Chromecast for £10 + P&P (down from £30) to any customer who purchases a full season of Game of Thrones, True Detective or The Sopranoes.
Is it worth getting a Google Chromecast? Read our review of the device here.