The Nine Network has updated its mobile apps to enable support for Google Chromecast. Nine today announced that it has made 9Now, its well known streaming service, available on Google Chromecast devices. This makes them the first commercial free-to-air station available on-demand for Chromecast. This move is expected to extend 9Now’s user base, which already has 1.9 miIlion subscribers.
Nine had mentioned this move as part of their 2016 strategy which includes re-branding their TV catch up service known as 9Jumpin to 9Now. Speaking on the launch, Niamh Collins, General Manager of Product and Digital Operations at Nine said, “We have been working hard to develop a best-in-class Chromecast experience. As the first Australian commercial free-to-air broadcaster to implement Chromecast, Nine is providing consumers with greater choice to access excellent home-grown Australian content on 9Now. “Today’s launch really speaks to our wider goal of having the best experience across all sorts of devices. If you want to watch our content on the big or small screen, we have a product tailored for you.”
Nine has partnered with Brightcove for streaming which will help 9Now to deliver video content easily and to be able to insert ads seamlessly into the video stream.
To get the channels up and running, you just need to set up Chromecast on your WiFi network and open the 9Now app. The 9Now app requires you to log in via either a My9 account or your Facebook account. You can begin casting and enjoy as long as you’re connected to the same WiFi network as the Chromecast. You can tune into Channel 9, 9Go!, 9Gem and 9Life live and watch shows and programs from wherever you are on your Android mobile phone or tab. You will also be able to stream the news live and catch up on news programs including, Nine News, A Current Affair and 60 Minutes.
Get the 9Now app today and enjoy!