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HBO Go Shows Up as Supported Chromecast App in Google Support Page

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With Pandora recently receiving support on Google’s Chromecast HDMI media streaming dongle, along with Hulu Plus, we were all wondering when we would see HBO Go join the party since we saw traces of it during the device’s launch. Apparently we will be seeing it sooner than we had imagined. According to a Google support page for the Chromecast that lists out compatible apps and services, HBO Go is now shown sitting next to Pandora and Hulu Plus as the “new” apps to the ecosystem. 

We captured a picture of the support page, which you can see above in case it’s pulled because someone jumped the gun and posted it early. We’re sort of thinking this did go up early as the HBO Go spot is using the Google Play TV & Movies icon along with a description of “none.” I’d say someone slipped up and posted it before all parties were ready to make this a reality.

The question now is, when will we hear something from either Google or HBO?

And who’s ready for Game of Thrones casting from anywhere at any time?

Via:  Google

Cheers CW!

  • DC_Guy

    Still can’t watch it on my Note 3 or my (new) Note 10.1. So annoying, I wish HBO would get on the ball.

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    give thanks

  • KCizzle

    Don’t you have to see the company’s namespace in the DIAL registry before its even a possibility?


    That being said…PLEX HURRY THE $&@!% UP. I’m soooooo close to cutting that cable

  • happybana
  • Seiga

    It’s been removed from the chromecast support site.

    • happybana

      DAMN IT. Good thing I didn’t cancel my STB yet.

  • Seiga

    Looks very promising. Looking forward to Crunchyroll’s Chromecast enabled app, then I can get rid of my Apple TV once and for all. I’m sure it’s only a matter of time for all the major sports TV broadcasts to join in too (NBA.TV, MLB.TV, NHL Gamecenter, and NFL especially since they’re working with Google so Google can obtain rights).

  • Skrewee Lewee

    Still not compatible with the Note3 yet. Boo.

  • androidhopeful

    Where’s the Vudu support and hopefully Chromecast is the catalyst that brings Amazon instant video to Android devices

  • Jared Carter

    Watch ESPN and Plex…. Is there Anything else ? Maybe sling player?

    • KCizzle

      Yes Plex pls

    • michael interbartolo

      Vudu, Target Ticket or Flixster for my Ultraviolet collection.
      Big Ten Network for college football would be nice as well.

      • Jared Carter

        What does vudu bring that any other rental service doesn’t? Also, not sure what you’re referring to with flixster… And plus I think we should wait for next season to see if the big 10 will actually play football to request support.

        • michael interbartolo

          the ability for disc to digital of my old movies, and movies I get by redeeming ultraviolet codes that come with blurays. Vudu, Target Ticket and Flixster all have access to the Ultraviolet locker system which for me and the 4 other guys in our linked accounts is almost 500 HDX movies.

          • Jared Carter

            Awesome, I’ll have to look into that, are there subscriptions involved?

          • michael interbartolo

            nope you pay for what you consume. right now until the end of the year you can convert your DVDs into HDX movies for $2.50 a disc and some of the studios like Sony have made the extras streamable online for titles. so you get access to your movies on phones/tablets/smartvs/streaming boxes plus pool your collection with 5 friends and for there are folks who sell the bluray codes for new releases so you can pick up movies for $3-6 instead of $15-20 for the actual disc.

          • Jared Carter

            Sick, I remember hearing about the Vudu thing a while back but didn’t think much about it… Wal Mart fears

          • michael interbartolo

            flixster also allows at home disc 2 digital. and nice thing is with ultraviolet you can watch on any of the front end stores (vudu, flixster, target ticket, mgo, cinemanow) so if one doesn’t have an app for your tv or phone doesn’t matter as long as the account is linked to your ultraviolet account you are all good.

  • K. Powers

    Eastbound and Down!

  • Now if only I didn’t need to have a cable subscription to have HBO!!!

  • Jon

    Sooner than “we” expected?,….lol. When were you expecting it? I’m kinda disappointed at how slow Chromecast is moving.

    • EC8CH

      Well Koush was moving right along before that all got shut down.

      Have they opened the SDK yet for chromecast?

  • Mark

    Pandora is listed, but still not compatible, so don’t get your hopes up too much.

    • Works fine on my Nexus 7.

    • Adrynalyne

      Dangit imnuts, you are not allowed to be wrong.

      • Mark

        Completely missed the Pandora update that added Chromecast support. FML

  • Renjamin


  • EC8CH

    WatchESPN Please!


    • cransr

      so much agreement

      • EC8CH

        FCS football needs to get on my TV easier.

        m/ GO BISON m/

        • JPfingsten

          Bison nation! m/

        • annalisedyy264

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    • Franz

      That would be so much win.

    • Matreyu Hermano

      Hell, I’m EXTREMELY happy Watch ESPN just arrived on Roku yesterday! Watching college football now.

      • Andy Stetson

        Still waiting on them to reach a deal with DirecTV 🙁

    • slak

      WatchESPN does work, just copy paste the pop up address into the main browser and cast away

  • bfnnfenfklsgvs

    game of thrones is incredibly boring. Sopranos marathon

    • El_Big_CHRIS

      Release the *downvote* KRAKEN!

    • nwd1911

      I won’t downvote you for having an opinion, but I am curious as to why you find it boring? I can see some people not being into the show with as much fantasy as they incorporate (typically not my cup of tea for TV), but I can’t get enough GoT.

  • T S

    now for HBO GO to be compatible with my Nexus 5. . . .i’m guessing next update.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Not sure how much HBO will go out of their way to support 4.4 on 3 devices… you know how some of these companies get

      • d-rock

        give it about 30-60 days and you’ll see it. About how long it took for 4.3.

  • Smeckle

    Yes, finally! Although HBO updates the GO app like once a year so hopefully they’ve got all the bugs worked out the first time. And hopefully the new update includes a fix for the G2, for which it is currently not compatible (plays audio but no video).

  • Larry Bublitz

    Merciful god in heaven above!
    This will be a a great change in our living room!

  • Dan

    Just when I was thinking about cancelling my HBO… Guess I’ll have to keep it around for a bit!

    • BTLS

      HBO is the shiz! Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, Eastbound & Down, oh my… And they have a new series starting in January – True Detectives with Woody Harrelson!