Chromecast Now Supports Crackle And Rdio
Chromecast, Google’s video streaming dongle, just gained support for two new apps: Crackle and Rdio.
After Google introduced the $35 HDMI dongle to easily cast apps like Netflix and YouTube onto televisions, Chromecast was met with high consumer interest but few supporting apps. Since then, Google has opened the device up to outside developers and worked with popular online media companies to expand the number of compatible apps.
Crackle, which is best known for Jerry Seinfeld’s interview series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” said today that it is available on Google’s Chromecast. Crackle also appears as a quick-access button on Roku’s remote, alongside larger services like Pandora and Netflix.
Streaming music service Rdio also announced Chromecast support today, so you’ll now be able to send your Rdio music to your Chromecast-connected TV or HDMI display wirelessly. Using Rdio’s existing remote feature, you’ll also be able to control playback on the Chromecast from anywhere you’re logged into your Rdio account.
Rdio had previously announced plans to bring Chromecast support to its service, but rival Spotify has yet to add support for Google’s streaming dongle.
Updates for the Rdio and Crackle apps should be available soon.