Google Chromecast

HBO NOW iOS app updated with Chromecast support, Amazon fireTV support 'coming soon'

HBO Chromecast

HBO today has officially ended its exclusive deal with Apple by updating its NOW iOS app with Chromecast support. Version 1.2.0 of the HBO NOW app allows Chromecast users to cast HBO original series, movies, comedy specials, documentaries and more to their television sets. Originally HBO NOW subscribers could only stream HBO NOW programing using Apple devices, such as an iPad or Apple TV.

How to Cast Photos and Videos from iOS to Chromecast

There are several ways to view content from the iOS Photos app on a larger screen. Many iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users are familiar with Apple TV, which uses the built-in AirPlay feature of iOS. Chromecast owners can get in on the action, too. All that's needed is a free, third-party iOS app named Photo Cast.

Photo Cast 1 app Chromecast iOS

With Photo Cast installed, video from Albums or the iOS Camera Roll can be streamed to the Chromecast device on your TV at up to HD 720p resolution. 1080p resolution is possible with a $2.99 upgrade to Photo Cast PLUS. Custom photo slideshows with a soundtrack can also be cast, or just swipe through some Camera Roll photos on the TV.

Can I cast from the Chrome iOS mobile web browser?

Normally on a computer any tab in the Chrome web browser can be casted to a Chromecast device. This provides a simple way to display content on a TV using Chrome.

Chrome for mobile icon

At this time, it's not possible to cast a tab from Chrome for Mobile. This includes the Chrome browser on iOS devices.

Chromecast support is limited to specific iOS apps with built-in casting.

What streaming services does Chromecast support?

Google's Chromecast allows users to stream online entertainment to their HDTV using their iOS / Android device or laptop. YouTube and Netflix were originally the only services available for all platforms when Chromecast was released, but Google has since added other services like Hulu Plus. Here is a list of services that currently support Chromecast on iOS.

- Pandora
- Hulu Plus

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