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Vimeo to support Chromecast, HBO Go may be on the way

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Chromecast selection (1024px)
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Google released a $35 HDMI dongle called the Chromecast last week, and it's a great way to get video from your computer or mobile device to your TV screen — as long as that video's coming from YouTube, Netflix, Google Play, or a Chrome tab. Other apps will have to enable support for the device themselves, and some details are beginning to emerge on who might be among the first.

Vimeo "looks forward to offering Chromecast support"

Vimeo appears to be a sure thing. The company's VP of mobile, Nick Alt, told GigaOm that "we’re excited about the emerging opportunities bridging mobile to Connected TV and we look forward to offering Chromecast support in our products." GigaOm also reports that Verizon and Redbox plan to support the Chromecast with their Instant service, and notes that Plex developers are investigating the device.

There's evidence that HBO Go could get native Chromecast support soon as well. GTV Hacker's CJ Heres posted some data within the Chromecast's software that appears to show apps undergoing testing; HBO Go, Songza, and Revision3 are all listed, along with the current lineup of apps and the previously announced Pandora. Although there's little indication of when the Chromecast might become a more versatile device, it does appear that developers are starting to get to work.