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Playboy.tv wants to bring porn to Chromecast, but Google may not be game

on January 16, 2014

Gigaom

Porn is coming to Chromecast, if Playboy.tv (obviously, NSFW) has its way: The X-rated subscription service has been developing an Android app that includes the ability to beam videos to TVs equipped with Google’s (S GOOG) TV stick, according to screenshots and wireframes posted to Behance.net.

Playboy may be a brand name that many associate with the softer side of adult entertainment. However, the Playboy.tv service isn’t actually run by Hugh Hefner’s company anymore, but instead got sold to web porn giant Manwin a little over two years ago. Manwin, which recently rebranded as MindGeek, also runs websites like RedTube and YouPorn, and is generally known for more explicit fare.

Google has thus far kept a tight lid on Chromecast, and only allowed a few select partners to add Chromecast support to their apps. The company has explained this by noting that the Google Cast SDK, which is necessary to…

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