The latest version of HOOQ application will now support Google Chromecast, further expanding the viewing experience for HOOQ users in the country. In addition, customers who purchase Google Chromecast through Snapdeal and Reliance Digital will get free access to HOOQ for 6 months worth Rs 1500, the company said.
HOOQ subscribers will now be able to use Chromecast to cast over 15,000 Hollywood and Bollywood movies and TV series from any connected device to the biggest screen in their homes – enjoying it right in their living rooms.
“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,” Ravi Vora, Chief Marketing Officer at HOOQ, said in a statement.
Chromecast is a thumb-sized media streaming device that plugs 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 television. HOOQ, a start-up joint venture between Singtel, Sony Pictures Television and Warner Bros., is Asia’s biggest premium video-on-demand service. It started its video-on-demand service in India from June for Rs 199 a month.
HOOQ also offers a unique offline download feature of up to five titles at a time ensuring that there is always video content to be enjoyed even when users are offline or facing connectivity challenges. 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.