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MLB.TV Plays Ball With Google’s Chromecast

Out-Of-Market Streaming Service Joins App Lineup 4/18/2014 9:00 AM Eastern
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A steady stream of video apps are being optimized for Google's streaming adapter

The lineup for Google’s popular Chromecast streaming adapter is still small, but it’s growing.

 

The latest service to be optimized for the device is MLB.TV, the out-of-market Major League Baseball streaming service that features both yearly and monthly subscription plans.

 

The Chromecast joins an already massive list of devices and platforms that support MLB.TV, including iOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone 8, PC browsers, Playstation 3 and PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Roku, Apple TV, and TiVo.  MLB.TV will be “coming soon” to the new Amazon Fire TV.  

 

In addition to MLB.TV, the Chromecast now supports Rdio, VUDU, Photowall, Crackle, Netflix, HBO GO, Hulu Plus, Pandora, YouTube, Google Play TV & Movies, Google Play Music, Vevo, Red Bull.TV, Songza, Plex, PostTV, Viki, and RealPlayer Cloud. Users can also cast a Chrome browser tab from their PCs or laptops to the TV.

 

Aereo, which is preparing to defend itself at the Supreme Court on Tuesday, April 22, announced last week that its broadband TV and cloud DVR service will be “Google Cast Ready” on May 29.

 

The number of apps and services for the Google Chromecast is expected to rise significantly following the February release of the Google Cast Software Development Kit. During Google’s earnings call this week, company SVP and chief business officer Nikesh Arora said more than 3,000 developers worldwide have signed up to bring their apps and Web sites to the Chromecast platform.

 

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