The Washington Post First News Developer for Google’s Chromecast

July 24, 2013

Wireless Streaming of Post Videos Available Soon

The Washington Post today announced it is one of the first developers to begin integrating The Post’s upcoming new video offerings, PostTV, with Google’s Chromecast. 

“Our use of Google’s new technology is another example of our continued innovation in video distribution,” said Andrew Pergam, Senior Editor of Video at The Washington Post, who demonstrated PostTV as part of the official Chromecast announcement today in San Francisco.  “As we start to launch new, original PostTV programming, we are excited to offer users more options for viewing our journalism and were pleased to work with Google engineers on this project.”

Chromecast allows users to easily stream online video from a mobile device or website onto a home television in three steps:  Users plug the new USB flash drive-like device into the back of their television, connect it with their WiFi, and then cast a video from a Web site, like washingtonpost.com or PostTV.com, or a mobile app onto the large screen.

Users will have access to the technology incorporated into The Post’s app and Web site when the Chromecast functionality becomes available to the public. PostTV will launch later this month.  Read more about Google’s Chromecast here.

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