HOOQ, a video-on-demand service provider, has announced that the latest version of its application will support Google Chromecast. Chromecast is a thumb sized media streaming device that can be plugged into the HDMI port on TVs. Viewers can simply use an Android phone, tablet, iPhone, iPad, Mac or Windows laptop, or Chromebook to cast the HOOQ app and its programming onto a TV.
HOOQ, a start-up joint venture between Singtel, Sony Pictures Television and Warner Bros, allows customers to enjoy unlimited online streaming access and an offline viewing option on Hollywood and Indian movies and television content, via any device including computers, smartphones, tablets and Android set-top boxes. It claims to have extensive Hollywood and local Indian content of over 15,000 titles.
HOOQ subscribers will now be able to use Chromecast to cast their favourite movies and TV series from any connected device to TV. Customers can enjoy unlimited streaming of over 15,000 Hollywood hits including The Matrix, The Lord of the Rings, The Dark Knight Rises, Iron Man 3, Bollywood hits like Don, Chennai Express, Barffi and Kai Po Che or regional movies like Lai Bhaari, Harishchandrachi Factory, Chandrmukhi, and TV shows like Friends, Nip Tuck, ER and first and exclusively in Asia – Ash vs. Evil Dead.
We are very thrilled to bring the best in class entertainment from HOOQ to Chromecast users enabling them to enjoy the best content on their televisions right in their living rooms.
We believe this partnership further solidifies our position as the country’s biggest premium video-on-demand service, said Mr. Ravi Vora, Chief Marketing Officer at HOOQ in a press release.
For just Rs 199 a month, HOOQ subscribers will have access to unlimited Hollywood & local movies & TV Shows, which can be viewed on upto 5 connected devices. They can share the HOOQ experience with their loved ones or friends, as they can stream simultaneously on two devices on just one subscription. HOOQ also offers a unique offline download feature of up to five titles at a time, so even if a user is offline, the person can still watch the video. Customers can watch videos of their choice and pay for the subscription through multiple e-payment options such as credit card, debit card, cash card, internet banking and mobile wallet.
In addition, customers who purchase Google Chromecast through Snapdeal and Reliance Digital will get free access to HOOQ for 6 months (worth Rs. 1,500), the company said.