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Jon Stewart, Elmo and your favorite local radio station are coming to Chromecast, thanks to another wave of apps adding support for Google’s streaming stick. Comedy Central, Sesame Street Go, Nickelodeon, TuneIN, Epix, YuppTV and Encore all now support casting to Chromecast and the Nexus Player, Google announced Tuesday morning.
Epix and Encore do require users to sign in with their pay TV credentials before accessing full episodes, but both Nickelodeon and Comedy Central make some content available without authentication. For example, the latest episodes of the Daily Show with Jon Stewart and the Colbert Report are available without a TV subscription. Sesame Street Go also doesn’t require viewers to have cable, but instead charges $4 per month for access to full episodes.
Google hasn’t released a total app count for Chromecast, but a spokesperson recently told me that there are “hundreds of apps” that support Chromecast.