Google has announced today that HBO Go will be supported via iOS, Android and web app in Chromecast, a $35 HDMI streaming device for TVs launched 3 months ago.
When the device as launched, many people bought it and thought that they wasted their money – we’ve seen the opinions of the Chromecast owners in forums, reviews and comments. But, with the introduction of most of the non-sports streaming properties such as Netflix, Hulu and now HBO Go, the device is worth the money and there lies a future in the device and its services.
HBO Go app was launched in 2011 free for for iOS and Android for HBO subscribers, but it never supported any Android tablets until last year, when Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablets were the first tablets to support the app. Now, all major Android tablets supported by this app. In July, HBO Go has been released for even Apple TV. Now, this release for the Chromecast seems to be a win-win situation for both Google and HBO.
However, this new feature will be an advantage for Google, especially when showcasing the Chromecast in their upcoming popup Winter Wonderlabs stores.
[source: Google Chrome Blog]