When the Chromecast streaming dongle from Google officially launched in Australia back in May, we were told that apps to enable easy streaming of the ABC’s excellent iView catch-up service was in development. Looks like that development work is almost done.
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The ABC has added “experimental” support for streaming to Chromecast to its iOS app in the latest version (3.2.1). Oddly, despite the Chromecast’s Google origins, Android users will have to wait a little longer:
We'll be offering beta support for Google ChromeCast via our Android app in the coming weeks
— ABC iview (@abciview) September 15, 2014
The delay isn’t exactly surprising: the iView app for Android only appeared last December, some 18 months after its iOS equivalent. Wider hardware variation on Android devices is likely to be the culprit here.