Summary: Google to hire people to bring their Chromecast abroad, also going to support HBO Go support while the device sales are getting strong.
Support for HBO Go TV will come soon to Chromecast platform
According to DroidLife and other tech bloggers, Google Chromecast TV streaming dongle could soon get support for HBO Go programming. The bloggers discovered earlier this week that Google’s Chrome Cast gadget product page briefly listed HBO Go TV as one of the supported apps. The listing has been removed quickly, however HBO themselves previously announced that they were actively exploring Chromecast support with in-house mobile apps.
This wouldn’t be the first time that a Chromecast app prematurely was listed appeared on Google Play site. First, some traces of Pandora online radio Chrome casting app was spotted on the Chrome Cast product page in October 2013. And just a week later Pandora officially announced Chromecast support and Pandora app joined the official Chrome Cast apps.
Google enjoys strong sales of Chrome Cast Player
Some news on the Chromecast sales. Although Google still hasn’t said how many devices the company sold since launch in July 2013, but at least on Amazon, the sales number seems to be looking very well. In fact, the HDMI streaming media player from Google (as the Google dongle is called by Amazon itself) remains the best-selling electronics item for weeks and beats not only its direct competitors like Roku or Apple TV, but even Amazon’s own Kindle eReaders and tablets.
Update: HBO Go confirmed support for Chrome Cast
Now HBO Go Chromecast offers its subscribers access to the network’s current and previous video content from movies and TV series to specials and shows through its in-home Chromecast app. Now, the HBOGO content can be streamed directly to a TV set with the Chromecast HDMI stick which also works through the native Netflix, Redbox Instant, Hulu Plus, Vimeo, YouTube and Pandora streaming apps.