Wuaki.tv, a leading movie and TV series streaming service, have confirmed an agreement with Google that will see the Wuaki.tv catalogue made available to stream through Google’s new digital media streaming device – Chromecast.
From today, Chromecast users will have access to Wuaki.tv’s extensive catalogue of movies and TV series directly through their device. Chromecast is a small, thumb-sized device that plugs into a television’s HDMI socket. Once plugged in, Chromecast allows users to stream high-definition video and audio content from a tablet, smartphone or other device directly to their TV’s big screen over a Wi-Fi connection. It essentially turns any television into a Smart TV, allowing viewers to stream hundreds of movies and TV series on-demand.
To celebrate this launch, Wuaki.tv is offering every customer who purchases a full series from Wuaki.tv’s HBO catalogue £20 off a Chromecast (RRP £30.00). Box sets from the HBO catalogue include Game of Thrones, True Detective and The Sopranos.
Over 80% of Wuaki.tv users currently stream content through a SmartTV, and since the introduction of Chromecast the company has seen significant demand for Chromecast support from those users who do not currently own a SmartTV. Wuaki.tv users can stream content directly from a Chrome browser on their PC or laptop, or through Wuaki.tv’s dedicated Android and iOS applications on tablets and smartphones, which will also act as a remote control for the television.
“Google’s Chromecast is a fantastic device, and we’ve already seen it is proving popular amongst our users in the UK and Spain” comments Josep Mitjà, 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.”