“For kids of all ages, we’re introducing the WATCH Disney, WATCH Disney
Junior, and WATCH Disney XD apps,” wrote Shanna Preve, Chromecast’s
director of global content, on the Chromecast blog.
“So now you’ll be able to watch Girl Meets World, Doc McStuffins, and
Star Wars Rebels on demand from the Disney Android and iOS apps.”
The downside: To access these WATCH Disney-delivered programs,
Chromecast users will have to sign in with a “participating TV provider
account,” Preve said. (Translation: Cord-cutters aren’t welcome—why aren’t
you subscribing to cable/satellite TV like any decent American?)
Chromecast is also now providing TV access to the wildly popular video gaming site
Twitch.tv. “You can also join 60 million gamers on Twitch to watch and
talk about video games,” wrote Preve. And streaming music fans can cast more than 1,500 U.S. radio stations carried in the iHeartRadio apps to their Chromecasts too. Meanwhile, international drama lovers can now use their Chromecast to
watch over 15,000 TV episodes stored online at DramaFever. Featured on this site are Korean dramas, Latin
American telenovelas, and Asian TV shows/movies.