“We are actively working with Google to bring Hulu Plus to the platform,” Hulu rep Meredith Kendall said. “At Hulu, we’re constantly innovating to provide our users with access to their favorite TV shows anytime, anywhere, on any device.”
What a stark contrast to when GoogleTV was released and Hulu blocked, yes BLOCKED, Google TVs from accessing Hulu content. Yes, a few years makes a big difference and Hulu has since gotten comfortable on set top boxes, but I think the model where Google puts content owners in control has struck a chord with content distributors. They are 100% in control of what goes on Chromecast.
“Here’s how you put your content on a Chromecast. They are $35 and going to be everywhere. Do what you want” works.
Vimeo, HBO, Redbox, and many others are also jumping on board.
- Google ends free Netflix/Chromecast promotion due to ‘overwhelming demand’ (9to5google.com)
- Vimeo and Redbox Instant support coming to Chromecast, Plex and HBO Go to follow? (9to5google.com)
- Google announces $35 Chromecast, a small HDMI stick that shifts video from mobile to TV (9to5google.com)
- Chromecast already rooted, revealed to be running software closer to Google TV than Chrome OS (9to5google.com)
- Google TV will support Chromecast in a future update (9to5google.com)
- Chromecast could be pocket-sized lifesaver for business presentations and family outings (9to5google.com)
- Google Chromecast HDMI player + 3 months of Netflix free $35 w/ free shipping (9to5toys.com)
- Graphic: The $35 Chromecast dongle is no replacement for the $99 Apple TV (not yet anyway) (9to5mac.com)
- iFixit reveals that Chromecast is little more than two inexpensive chips (9to5google.com)
- New Chromecast app streams photos & video from phones – but you can’t have it yet (9to5google.com)