With the $35 device (mine comes with 3 month free NetFlix subscription), user can use their smartphone, tablet or Chrome Browser to launch and control the streamed contents from the Web to their big screen TV.
Today, for the first time, the Search giant adds another popular service Hulu Plus to its streaming menu.
Hulu Plus is a $8 monthly service, offering on-demand streaming video of TV shows, movies, webisodes and other new media, trailers, clips, and behind-the-scenes footage from NBC, Fox, ABC, TBS, and many other networks and studios. Hulu videos are currently offered only to users in the United States.
In order to use the service on ChromeCast, the Hulu Plus app is needed on Android tablet, smartphone and Apple iPad . Hulu Plus support for the iPhone is coming shortly.
The Chromecast solution on Hulu Plus features a custom remote control that has all the basic functionality of play/pause, along with the 10-second rewind of the Hulu video player. Viewers can also enable captions or go straight to a favorite TV moment, such as Mindy’s proposal on The Mindy Project, the company says.
We hope to see additional services on ChromeCast very soon. Other apps said to get support are HBO Go, Redbox Instant, Vimeo, and more.