Nov 21 AT 10:45 AM Alex Wagner 7 Comments

HBO Go apps on Android, iOS and the web gain Chromecast support

Google Chromecast

Have a Chromecast plugged into the back of your TV? Then prepare to do a little happy dance, because that little dongle just got a bit more useful. Google announced today that the HBO Go apps on Android, iOS and the web now feature Chromecast support. In order to start casting your favorite episode of Girls to your TV, you just need to snag the newest HBO Go app for Android or iOS or hit up the HBO Go website using the Chrome browser or a Chromebook.

While some found the Chromecast’s official streaming support to be a bit lacking at launch, we’ve seen more apps add casting capabilities in the months since the dongle debuted in Google Play. The addition of Chromecast support to the HBO Go apps is a big win for both Google and Chromecast users because it means that another major content provider has decided to embrace the little streaming stick. Here’s to hoping that more follow soon.

Source: Google Chrome blog

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  • SGB101

    I’m going to fall out with Google if it doesn’t hurry up and officially launch this in the UK!

    I like to buy one but not the £60/70 it’s unofficially selling for!

  • Chris Sheets

    I would like it more if HBO go supported Android 4.3. Very weak support for sure.

  • darkjuan

    Still waiting for other content like saved movies from 3rd party sources to be supported.

  • paladaxar

    And by the way, if you have a vzw discount, it works on the Chromecast now too. Just got mine for $25.

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  • honourbound68

    This is a win for Chromecast. I’ve had my Roku for a couple of years now and can’t get HBOgo because I have it through DirecTV. Definitely makes my $35 worth it to be able to bring my Chromecast on trips and now get my fixings of Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones :)

  • donger

    Game of thrones!