JW Player, a company that has developed an HTML5-based video player, has announced that a number of content providers that use its software are now able to stream their clips on Google's Chromecast HDMI dongle.

The company says:

" JW Player is the only standalone web video player on the market offering Chromecast streaming that is fully integrated with standards-based VAST video advertising, as well as the ability to customize the look and feel of the branded video player in the primary screen, which cannot be done on the default version of Chromecast."

Among the content providers who are using JW Player for their Chromecast support is SnagFilms, with over 5,000 mostly independent movies and documentaries that can be watched for free. Also on the list is Baeblemusic, which offers a number of music videos and interviews with music artists. Finally, for those of us who like to make fun of movies while we are watching them, JW Player says RiffTrax is now supported on Chromecast. RiffTrax, formed by several former members of the classic TV show Mystery Science Theater 3000, offers a ton of B-movies and shorts for sale that are given a verbal, but funny, beatdown by the RiffTrax crew.

What do you think of all these new content providers adding support for Chromecast?

Source: JW Player