For months, one of the most popular posts on this site was my mini-rant RE: Showtime Anytime, the premium cable net’s on-demand service, and their lack of support to stream via Google Chromecast.
I’m pleased to announce that, starting today, that oversight has been corrected.
CNet (along with a half-dozen others) revealed that Showtime Anytime, as well as Starz, will now be available via native app for the Chromecast. Next time you fire up the Google device, you should see a software update, which will include both of the streaming services.
While their counterparts at HBO Go have had support for Chromecast for some time, and Showtime itself have had apps available for Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV, this functionality is long overdue for the CBS-owned network. Starz, on the other hand, does not currently support any of those other platforms.
Google Chromecast is available for purchase for $35 or below at Amazon. Both Showtime Anytime & Starz can also be streamed via the company’s Cast technology, which allows content running on your tablet or phone to viewed on your TV; however, providing a native app will give subscribers a much less tedious option.
And if anyone’s looking for me this weekend, I’ll be occupied, binging on Homeland.