Chromecast: Streaming Through Chromecast Device Available Through New Google Play App

January 16, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Streaming movies and television shows through the Chromecast device is now available, thanks to a new Google Play Movies & TV app for iOS.

Chromecast device launched in July of last year, and the limited content for iOS users has been an issue every since the launch, reported MacRumors.

“Though Chromecast was designed to compete with the Apple TV and Roku set top boxes, Chromecast users on iOS have been restricted to movie and TV content from apps like Netflix and YouTube that have implemented Chromecast support, while Android users have had prior access to movies and television shows from the Android version of Google Play Movies & TV,” it reported.

“Other apps, like HBO GO and Hulu Plus implemented Chromecast support after the device was launched, but it still lacked a comprehensive alternative to iTunes.”

Google Play Movies and TV enables iOS users to access a much larger library of content.

However, because of Apple’s restrictions, users have to purchase the movies and shows on a computer before the content can be accessed within the app. 

It should be noted that there is no option for offline viewing through the app.

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