What actually is Chromecast?!
Google Chromecast is a small, USB-powered dongle which connects to an HDMI port on your TV or a monitor. But unlike many others streaming devices, the Chromecast doesn’t come with pre-loaded apps. In fact, it acts as a medium for the apps and content you might find interesting.
But the most important thing here is to know that which apps support Chromecast and which do not. There are tons of apps that are available for the Google Chromecast; but we have collected some best of them.
The Netflix is a provider of an on-demand streaming media which was established in 1997 in Los Gatos . But, Unlike the Amazon, Netflix does not have its own hardware. The Netflix delivers its on-demand streaming service through every device and platform including Google’s Chromecast.
The Netflix supports both the iOS and Android and its integration is smooth with both. In the Netflix app, you will be able to access added controls on your mobile device. You will be able to continue browsing the app while streaming by sliding the panel away.
The service of Netflix is available in all parts of America including South & North America and also in some countries of Europe like Denmark, Sweden, Norway, France, Switzerland, Finland, United Kingdom Ireland, Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany.
2. BBC iPlayer
The BBC is one of the favorite channel of the many British citizens.It has a similar reputation in other parts of the world too. The digital efforts of BBC are headed by iPlayer, which is a portal for streaming TV, radio and sometimes movie over the internet.
The BBC iPlayer is the must have app for your Chromecast. Booting up the iPlayer is not a very difficult task. You just have to tap the cast button and then you will have all the content over TV. The BBC iPlayer app also allows you to change the volume, and the subtitles during playback.
The BBC iPlayer provides its service in United Kingdom and also other countries of the Europe like Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Austria, Luxembourg , Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, Germany, Ireland and Finland.
VEVO is a music video service. It provides you all the latest music videos in a snap of a finger. Now with the Vevo on you Google Chromecast you can enjoy the latest and best the music and videos as per your taste. The Vevo also allows you to create your playlists and share them with your friends.
Whenever the new video comes out you will be the first to know about it. The Vevo improves your experience of watching videos and music on your television with the Google Chromecast.
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AllCast is one of the best and the most popular apps available for the Google Chromecast. Now with the Allcast you can easily cast content like, videos, music and pictures from your mobile to your device. AllCast supports almost every format like Roku, Xbox 360/ One the Apple TV.
You can have a trial of Allcast, as its free version is also available ( it has a video length limit) but at least you can try it before buying it. You can buy the premium version of the Allcast for just $4.99.
You will surely do not want all the time Streaming on your Google Chromecast. There should be some other source of entertainment as well. Considering this; GamingCast is an excellent app for you to enjoy gaming on your Chromecast.
GamingCast allows you to play some classic games on your TV with the Chromecast at $1.99. The developers have promised to include some more classic games to the app in the future but still it provides a variety of games. You can enjoy the Snake, Pong, Xonix, or Tetris etc, for now.
6. Cast Store
Cast store is somewhat different from the other apps. This is absolutely ideal for you, if you are looking for unique types of apps available for Chromecast. The Cast store brings a group of apps together from which you can find your desire app in a very easy way.
The Cast Store has different categories of the apps like, most recent apps and best rating apps. You will not face any difficulty to find a specific app. Now with the Cast Stare you will not have to search in the Google Play Store. I think Cast store is the must have app for your Google Chromecast and I advise you to get this as soon as possible.
iHeartRadio has thousands of radio stations which allows you to listen your favorite music all the time. We rated iHeartRadio as one of the best Chromecast apps available these days.
The iHeartRadio app is pretty easy to use and not only that it also has the sophisticated algorithms which will help you to create custom stations. With the iHeartRadio, you can create custom stations for your favorite music, sports, comedy and all the other categories you want. The biggest reason for you to have this app is that you don’t have to pay any amount for it. iHeart Radio is totally free.
8. Hulu Plus
Hulu Plus is an excellent app which allows you to stream all the latest episodes and videos of your favorite television show. You can enjoy your favorite show on your Android device for just $ 7.99 monthly. The biggest plus point for Hulu Plus which should attract a lot of people is that it allows you to cast whatever you are watching to your TV by using Chromecast.
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Crackle is an excellent app for the Chromecast; which offers movies and television streaming. The Crackle is a free streaming service which is backed by Sony Pictures Entertainment. It is available in the United States, Canada, Australia and Latin America. Even though the crackle service is ad-supported and most of the content is old. But considering that it us totally free; the app is not bad at all. Apart from the Google Chromecast, the Crackle also supports some other devices as well.
If you are looking to update the screen of your Google Chromecast, MyCastScreen will surely inspire you. If you are annoyed with the old fashion default home screen of the Chromecast, MyCastScreen has something new for you. At $0.99 you can improve the style of your Chromecast screen with the time and date and the local local weather.
The MyCastScreen also features traffic information and news headlines. MyCastScreen is still pretty new and we can expect more options and customization in the future but it is much better than the default screen of your Google Chromecast.