EPIX is just one of seven more apps Google has added to the list of over-the-top offerings that have been optimized for the Chromecast streaming adapter. Also joining the Google Cast Ready list are Encore Play, Comedy Central, Sesame Street Go, Nickelodeon, TuneIn and YuppTV, according to this blog post from Faisal Feroz, partner engineering manager for the Chromecast.
Other “featured” apps in the Google Chromecast lineup include Showtime Anytime, Netflix, Hulu Plus, WatchESPN, Starz Play, Watch ABC, Pandora, HBO GO, WATCH Disney, YouTube, PBS Kids, WATCH Disney XD, WATCH Disney Junior, Crackle, and Vevo, among others.
Google is expanding its list of optimized apps as the Chromecast competes in the market with HDMI-connected streaming sticks from Roku, Amazon and, soon, VUDU, the Walmart-owned electronic sell-through provider. MobiTV, meanwhile, is developing a white-label streaming stick for some of its mobile service provider partner, with a launch expected in the first half of 2015.