As a launch partner for Chromecast, the ABC sure has taken their sweet time adding Chromecast to their iview apps, but it’s finally here…for iOS, but fear not because Android support will be here soon.
In a pair of tweets this afternoon, the ABC has announced their iOS app has been updated with Chromecast suppport, while their Android app will get ‘Beta’ support in the next couple of weeks:
Despite having more Android handsets in the market, Android has always played second fiddle to iOS, so it’s no surprise that Chromecast support has been built into the iOS iview app first. The iview iOS description on itunes says that their Chromecast support is still ‘Experimental’ though, but we should see similar support for iview for Android in the next week or two.
I think we can all beathe a ‘finally’ with this announcement, but we’ll all be a lot happier when Chromecast support actually arrives. Now to start pressuring the other government funded broadcaster for Chromecast support in their app…SBS, we’re looking at you.