Chromecast is #NowCasting HBO NOW, Catch Phrase, Food Network and more

Summer is the perfect time to get together with friends, watch TV shows, movies and play some games. Starting today, you’ll find either new cast-enabled apps for Chromecast to enjoy on the big screen.

From Khaleesi to Hannah Horvath: your favorite HBO® shows are now casting

Fans can catch up on Game of Thrones® and other favorites, tune in live for new episodes of Ballers(sm) and True Detective® or catch up on every season of Girls®. HBO NOW(sm), the new standalone subscription service from HBO®, allows you to stream shows at the same time they air on TV without a cable subscription.

More family-friendly games 

We’re always looking for new and innovative ways to use your phone as a remote or game controller, which has lead us to new social games like FitFlap and Catch Phrase Blitz.

FitFlap, by BreakFirst, uses the front-facing camera on the phone to capture players flapping their arms. The harder you flap, the higher pigs on the screen fly to collect coins while dodging obstacles. More into brain games? Catch Phrase Blitz, the classic Hasbro guessing game, is now casting and is sure to bring excitement to your next party. Or try your hand at a more strategic, turn-based gameplay with Tricky Titans by MediaMonks. These giant Titans are standing on top of villages and using large shovels to scoop up houses and throw them at each other.

And still more

Budding photographers will be pleased to know that Pixlr is also available — a fun and powerful photo editor that lets you quickly crop, rotate, and fine-tune any picture. Foodies and travel gurus can now cast their favorites on the Watch Food Network and Watch Travel Channel apps, including Cutthroat Kitchen, Beat Bobby Flay, and Hotel Impossible. And finally for the kiddos, on Pokemon TV dozens of episodes featuring Ash and Pikachu are available for you to watch and rewatch as much as you like.

Anyone with a phone or tablet can join the fun. Download these apps from the Play Store or App Store so all of your family and friends can tune in, flap, swing, shout, smash, and dance, or binge on their favorites.  A subscription is required for some content.

Happy Casting!

Shanna Preve, aspiring Hooli intern (and Chromecast director of global content)