Often described as ‘the YouTube of live gaming’, Twitch.tv is home to an estimated 45 million users who tune in to view live gaming streams from other users and hear reviews, analysis and related chat.
Thrusted into mainstream attention by Amazon’s $900 million acquisition back in August, Twitch Chromecast support arrives at an opportune time. Amazon will be looking to expand the appeal and reach of the service. Allowing live game streams to be cast from the web and Android and iOS apps to a nearby big screen will go a long way to helping achieve this.
Disney, iHeartRadio & DramaFever
It’s not just gamers getting love in this round of updates, either. Parents — or rather their kids — will be excited to see a cast option in the WATCH Disney app when viewing on-demand programming from Disney, Disney Junior and Disney XD. As a pay-TV service access to content from these channels requires relevant credentials.
While we continue to wait (and wait, and wait) for Spotify to become cast-compatible plenty of other music and radio apps are happy filling the dead air. Following NPR One last week, iHeartRadio and its collection of over 1500 live US radio stations is the latest.
Finally, over 15,000 episodes of popular international language TV dramas, including popular Korean shows, are available to ‘cast’ from the DramaFever Android and iOS apps.
Which site, service or app do you want to see welcomed into to the Cast-ready fraternity next? Let us know in the comments below.