Google Chromecast owners were a little disappointed when it was revealed that the recently launched HBO Now streaming service wasn’t compatible. The folks at HBO seem to have heard their complaints as a new update to the app on Android finally enables support for the Google Chromecast. There’s no Android TV support in sight though, but users can use the Chromecast to beam content onto the Android TV, which is better than nothing.
The update change log mentions that HBO Now is getting push notifications as well, which is a good addition to the app. The service was initially an exclusive to iOS users, but HBO recently introduced HBO Now on the Play Store as well.
We must mention here that HBO Now is still blocked on rooted devices, so you might have to use a stock device to use it without interruptions. Although there might be workarounds to get it working on a rooted device, it’s quite evident that HBO doesn’t want modified handsets to access its service. Hit the Play Store to update HBO Now and gain Chromecast support.
Source: Google Play Store
Via: Android Police