When the Google Chromecast was first announced, only Netflix and Pandora were named as far as third party apps who would have support from the get-go. Of course, the open nature of the multimedia streaming dongle means other content providers can provide their own solutions with the right coding, so we expected some of the other folks to announce support before too long.
Hulu was one of the bigger companies we thought would eventually look to support the Chromecast, and so they will. The news comes to us through Variety, who spoke to a Hulu representative. The company mentioned it was “actively” working on bringing support for Chromecast to its platform. No ETA has been given for that to happen, of course, but we’re happy enough knowing it’s on its way.
HBO also recently said it was exploring the possibility of bringing Chromecast support to its apps. Unfortunately the company wasn’t quite as pointed as Hulu was in its commitment, but there really isn’t any big reason to suggest the content provider will decide not to do it in the long run. For now, folks can continue using their Chrome browser and the Chromecast extension to play video content over the air.