It’s been less than a week and already there’s a frenzy of companies gearing up for Chromecast; Google’s new take on digitalizing video streaming.
It hasn’t even been out a week but the seemingly frenzied response to Google’s Chromecast video streaming dongle is already motivating companies to get into gear and organize support for the device.
According to a GigaOM report Monday, Vimeo is keen to get involved with Google’s new offering, evidenced by comments from the video streaming site’s VP of mobile, Nick Alt, who said, “We’re excited about the emerging opportunities bridging mobile to Connected TV and we look forward to offering Chromecast support in our products.”
Verizon’s recently launched Redbox Instant and media center maker Plex have reportedly also voiced their intention to offer support for Google’s new gadget. The Mountain View company has already said Pandora, AOL, and the Washington Post are working to become part of the platform, and it’s been suggested HBO Go could be coming soon, too. Expect the development floodgates to open anytime now, if they haven’t already.
With ease of use and costing only $35, the Chromecast device quickly caught imagination of consumers in search of a simple solution for bringing streamed content to their big-screen TVs, so much so that in the US it’s virtually impossible to get hold of one. The Google Play store, Best Buy, and Amazon are all selling the dongle, though if you want one you’ll need to be quick off the mark when new stock comes in.
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