Emmy voters will now view nominated shows via Chromecast instead of DVDs

Google's Chromecast is about to help pick television's next stars. As part of a new deal with Television Academy, Emmy voters will receive Chromecasts on which to view Emmy nominated shows with a dedicated, voter-only mobile app and website.

From Television Academy:

Chromecast provides members with the option to enhance the viewing experience of Emmy-nominated content as the Academy launches its new, members-only, online viewing platform. The thumb-sized, media-streaming Chromecast devices enable members to "cast" videos from the Television Academy mobile apps and viewing website directly to the big screen in their homes.

Television Academy is quick to tout this as a green initiative, helping to do away with wasteful distribution of DVDs to voting members — as has been the norm in the past. Presumably, using a Chromecast to stream content to televisions will also help cut down on piracy as well.

Source: Television Academy

Dan Thorp-Lancaster
  • Hmmmmm, that's pretty cool. A free Chromecast just for watching a bunch of awful movies. Not bad... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Emmy's = TV Shows That said, your comment still stands with the minor correction.
  • Emmy's also have awards for TV movies.
  • That is what an emmy is....
    It's for TV shows Posted via the Android Central App on my Nexus 5 or Nexus 7 2013
  • and TV movies.... 2014 Nominees for Outstanding TV movie
    Muhammad Ali's greatest fight
    Sherlock: His Last Vow
    The Normal Heart
    The Trip to Bountiful 2013 Nominees for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie (2014 they split this, prior was combined)
    American Horror Story
    Behind the Candelabra
    Phil Spector
    Political Animals
    The Bible
    Top of the Lake Not to count all the actors/actresses/suporting/director/writer for said category.
  • This is all about piracy, and I could see the Oscars going the same route. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Very much so that. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Could see it especially when insiders leak the movies Posted via the Android Central App on my Nexus 5 or Nexus 7 2013
  • Not gonna stop a thing Sent via carrier duck. They were out of pigeons
  • Don't see how this would stop leaks. Simple enough to record from HDMI. Though maybe they could implement some kind of dynamic watermarking to the service. Posted via the Android Central App
  • You can still copy videos from streaming it on devices, just by using screen recording software
  • So they said you can stream from a website, bets on that leaking next? Or were they already talking about ShowBox\Popcorn Time?
  • This is all about piracy. It will deter some people for a little while. Posted via the Android Central App