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BSkyB has confirmed that its NOW TV OTT service is available on Google’s media streaming device Chromecast.
Sky says the arrival of NOW TV to Chromecast offers customers another new way to enjoy the latest blockbuster movies, live action from all Sky Sports channels and must-see shows on 13 of the best pay-TV channels from NOW TV all up on their main TV screen.
In addition, Sky has confirmed that all NOW TV customers with the Entertainment Month Pass will also be able to watch ITV Encore. The new channel will bring episodes of Poirot, Prey, The Widower and Monroe to customers as it launches, with series 2 of Mr. Selfridge, series 4 of Vera and the fourth and final series of Whitechapel all joining later in September.
“We’re big fans of tiny media streaming devices so we’re really excited to add Google Chromecast to the family,” said Gidon Katz, Director of NOW TV. “It means customers have another great way to enjoy NOW TV on their big screen. We’re getting ready for the colder, darker nights and making sure there’s plenty of great TV to watch while snuggled down on the sofa. Adding the very best of British drama from ITV Encore means TV addicts won’t be short of shows to enjoy this autumn.”
Chromecast plugs into the HDMI port on a TV, and can be set up with a simple mobile app, enabling online shows, movies, music and more to be sent to the TV using a smartphone, tablet or laptop. It works on Android and iOS devices, as well as Macs, Windows PCs and Chromebooks, and users can enjoy content from Google Play Movies, Google Play Music and YouTube as well as hundreds of other apps.
NOW TV is available on over 50 devices including the NOW TV Box, PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android smartphones and tablets, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, YouView, LG Smart TVs, selected LG media devices, Roku boxes and Apple TV (Sky Sports Day Pass only)