Wuaki.tv broadens VOD access with Chromecast launch
| 29 May 2014
Responding to demand from those who do not own a smart TV but want to access the video on-demand service, Wuaki.tv has made its catalogue available to stream through Google's Chromecast device.
At present around four-fifths of current Wuaki.tv users stream through a smart TV and aiming to tap into what it believes will be a significant market, the online video provider is making its catalogue of films and TV series available through the thumb-sized device. The Wuaki.tv catalogue includes content from major Hollywood studios, Warner Bros., Disney, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, as well as UK distributors including the BBC and ITV. Movies and TV series are available for both rental and purchase.
Once plugged into a TV's HDMI socket, Chromecast users wil be able to stream HDTV content from a tablet, smartphone or other device directly to their TV's big screen over a Wi-Fi connection.
"Google's Chromecast is a fantastic device, and we've already seen it is proving popular amongst our users in the UK and Spain" commented Josep Mitjā, co-founder of Wuaki.tv. "A high number of our users stream content directly to their SmartTVs, around 80%, through our dedicated apps. This agreement with Google to support Chromecast means even more Wuaki.tv users can enjoy our high-quality catalogue direct through the big screen, as well as on tablets, smartphones and games consoles."