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This article was published on August 14, 2014

Grooveshark brings its music streaming service to the Google Chromecast

Grooveshark brings its music streaming service to the Google Chromecast
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Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on T Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on Twitter, Angel List, LinkedIn.

Google’s Chromecast has become an important stop for companies in the content streaming space. Music service Grooveshark is the latest to announce support for the USB HDMI dongle, which enables its paying users to stream content to a TV from desktop or mobile devices.

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On the one-year anniversary of its launch, Google revealed that Chromecast users had “hit the cast button more than 400 million times” — that’s the kind of engagement that Grooveshark says prompted this move.

Grooveshark says its users spend on average 90 minutes with its service per session, with multiple visits per month. That’s a new metric we’ve not heard before.

The company previously revealed that it has passed 20 million active users, who stream over a billion songs each month from a catalog of more than 15 million tunes.

Rdio, Google Play Music and Pandora are among the Grooveshark rivals that already support Chromecast.

Headline image via Derek Heasley / Shutterstock

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