Update: HBO confirmed to GigaOM that its in talks regrading offering support for Chromecast in the near future.
When Google announced the Chromecast last week, it revealed handful of content providers that are available to ‘cast’ to your TV. GigaOm is now reporting, however, that both Vimeo and Redbox Instant will soon be making their way to the new $35 streaming stick.
In a statement to the blog, Vimeo’s VP of mobile, Nick Alt had the following to say about Chromecast:
“We’re excited about the emerging opportunities bridging mobile to Connected TV and we look forward to offering Chromecast support in our products.”
The report also states that Redbox will also be bringing its Instant streaming service to Chromecast. Plex, a service that focuses mainly on brining local files to your big screen, also says that it is “actively investigating and optimistic” for Chromecast support.
Wow, lots of interest in Chromecast and Plex. Yes, we've ordered a few of them :-)—
plex (@plexapp) July 24, 2013
Finally, GTV Hacker has also uncovered some configuration files that hint at tests for HBO Go as well as the services that Chromecast already supports.
While none of these services have specific time frames for release, it looks like Google will be moving a pretty quickly to beef up the streaming services it supports.