The Google Chromecast is the company's only media streaming dongle, and it does quite a good job at the price tag of $35. Even though it is a small piece of hardware, the capabilities it stores in are endless.
With compatibility across several platforms including iOS, Android, Windows and OSX, a Chromecast is your best companion when using your screen for media streaming. If you have a Chromecast, check out these 6 amazing apps to make the best out of it.
This is one of most popular apps on the Play Store for media streaming, and rightly so. Compatible with all the mainstream dongles including the Roku, Apple TV and, of course, Chromecast, the Allcast app lets you stream your locally stored content onto your TV screen. It is the most effective to get your content on a bigger display.
⦁ Chromecast App
This is the official Android app for Chromecast and thus one of the most useful. In the initial days of the Chromecast, this app was regarded as quite redundant and only for the first setup. With upgrades over the years though, the app has been refreshed and can now help you smartly find stuff which is useful for your Chromecast.
⦁ Google Play Movies and TV
Another one of the official Google apps, Play Movies and TV is one of the best options to stream content to your TV. It essentially lets you stream the movies and TV shows that you purchased or rented on the Play Store. A great thing about this app is that Google is known for running sales promotions and other discount offers, wherein you can get your favorite movies for really cheap prices.
You can't go wrong with some of that Netflix and Chill. At a monthly subscription cost of just around $8.99, you can enjoy almost all of your favorite TV shows and movies without the hassle of downloading stuff. With complete compatibility on the Chromecast, you can stream all your Netflix content onto your TV screen and watch it whenever you want.
If you are a music buff, Pandora is probably a name that you are quite aware of. Having made a reputation in the music streaming space, Pandora has a huge library consisting of songs from different languages and genres. While the variety may not be as huge as Spotify or Apple Music, Pandora is accessible across various platforms and streaming it to Chromecast is a smooth process.
This is for all the gaming enthusiasts out there. Twitch is the world's leading streaming website for video games. You can watch people play eSports like Call of Duty, Counter Strike and many more, on Twitch. The app is completely free and access to every channel is unlimited. With full compatibility on Chromecast, Twitch is one app you cannot miss if you are into eSports.