Google’s Chromecast is adding new video streaming apps (and even some games, like a screen-adapted version of Monopoly) to its programming repertoire.
As far as video goes, Chromecast will now support Showtime and Starz apps. Showtime Anytime, which anyone who subscribes to Showtime on cable TV has access to, includes the network’s series (both present and old ones). Meanwhile, Starz Play offers Starz original series along with hundreds of movies, as does its related app, Encore Play.
The Showtime and Starz apps join other cable TV video apps like HBO Go and WatchESPN on Chromecast. The Google TV adapter, which goes for about $35 and operates on iOS and Android devices, supports upwards of 350 apps/gaming and video services.