For those of you that use Sony-owned Crackle, you can now rejoice as the latest update for Crackle has added Chromecast support. So now you can stream your favorite content on Crackle from your Android-powered smartphone or tablet to your TV with ease.
If you’re unaware, the Google Chromecast is a $35 HDMI dongle for you TV that allows you to stream content from your smartphone, tablet, laptop or computer to your TV. There are more and more apps coming out with Chromecast support now that the SDK is available. But some of the major names are Google Play Music, Google Play Movies & TV, Netflix, Pandora, Allcast, Hulu Plus, and now Crackle. There are plenty of others available too. You will need to have the Chromecast and the device you are planning to cast from on the same wifi network for it to work. Which is great because you won’t have to worry about data overages on your cell phone bill.
In addition to the Chromecast, there is also the new Roku HDMI dongle which is about $50 and already has had Crackle support for quite a while now. They also have about 1000 channels on their devices to choose from as well. So there’s definitely more content. If you’re interested in picking up the new Roku HDMI dongle, it’s also a great choice. Right now Roku and Apple own the living room space, unfortunately, but I’m thinking in about another year, Google is going to surpass them. Simply because the Chromecast is simple and relatively cheap. They are also planning to do more Chromecast devices in 2014. So hopefully we’ll see plenty more for Chromecast this year, like it being available in more countries.
How many of you are using Crackle? Are you glad to see Chromecast support finally come to the app? Let us know in the comments below.