Music streaming service Rdio and British broadcaster BT Sports are two of the latest media providers to announce support for the Google Chromecast.
But they’re far from being alone. In all, there is now an enviable selection of services supporting the media streaming device, including big-name video services like Netflix and BBC iPlayer.
BT Sport is the second major UK media service to formally support Google’s £30 device, following BBC iPlayer.
From Monday April 7 BT will enable a ‘cast’ button in the Android and iOS app for the service “allowing customers to cast a Barclays Premier League match to their TV, rather than watching on a smaller screen,” they say.
“This helps us to deliver on our aim to bring the best quality sport to BT customers at affordable prices across a wide number of platforms and devices.”
BT Sport is one of the largest sports broadcasters in the UK and owns exclusive first-play rights to top draw English Premier League football matches, plus select picks from the FA Cup and UEFA Europa League. Its array of channels, including UK ESPN, are also home to a wide array of other sports, including MotoGP, Tennis, and Rugby.
Access to BT Sport is free for BT broadband customers. For more details see the official website, link below.
Music streaming service Rdio is one of the most popular ‘services’ of its kind, delivering free music to listeners in 35 countries around the world.
Its web, Android and iOS applications have been updated to allow users to cast their favourite songs, radio stations and albums to their TV whilst being able to control playback from their phone.
“This means you now have a whole new way to surround yourself with your music in the comfort of your home,” the press release extols.
Rdio can be used for free for 30 days and boasts a catalogue of more than 20,000,000 tracks — which includes many of the latest releases from big-label artists.
You can find Rdio on iTunes and the Google Play Store or on the web.
Chances are you know the name, but can’t quite place it. JW Player’s HTML5 and Flash video players are used by more than two million websites, including many of the internet’s leading publishers.
The company recently announced it has added Chromecast support to its platform, thus allowing is partner’s video content to be cast direct to a TV with no extra apps or hassle required.
“By supporting Google Chromecast out of the box, JW Player makes it easy for thousands of publishers to expand their content reach and business model to the TV,” says Jeroen Wijering, creator of JW Player.
Learn more on the official website.
Rdio isn’t the only popular music streaming adding joining party; other music services have also begun eagerly rolling out Chromecast support to their apps, too.
Joining the likes of Pandora, Napster has refreshed its Android app with Chromecast support. It’s available though the Play Store right now, and lets subscribers punt music from their phone to a big screen by tapping the cast icon within the app while listening.
As with Napster, Chromecast support for US-only music subscription service Rhapsody is eexclusive to Android for now. iOS users won’t be left out for long: both services plan to update their iPhone and iPad applications accordingly sometime this month.