Chromecast is one of the biggest occurrences from Google.
Using this device, you can easily turn your “dumb” TV into an exceptional Smart TV thanks to the many capable smartphones, tablets and a host of other Wi-Fi enabled devices.
This little dongle comes in handy and all you need is to plug it into an HDMI port on your dumb TV from there, all your streaming services, web browsers, games and videos can easily be beamed to your TV, making it smart and better than before. The apps that are compatible with Chromecast are continuously growing and with such huge numbers, it becomes even much harder to pick out what best suits you. So, here is a list of the best 5 Chromecast apps that you can download and improve your home entertainment.
The Chromecast does stream literally anything that you push to it from any compatible device. However, with the help of BubbleUPnP, it is possible to stream lots of stuff from various DLNA devices, cloud storage services as well as media servers. The good thing with this application is that it is capable of transcoding different media formats that are not compatible with the Chromecast so that they can easily be played, using this tiny dongle. It is also possible to line the media in a queue from different devices which will then be played on your Chromecast.
There are literally thousands of radio stations available for streaming on your Chromecast. However, the iHeartRadio app is the best choice available, thanks to its easy to use interface that lets you easily tune in and start listening to music you love. Furthermore, this application also comes with a very complex algorithms that help you create customized playlists based on your favorite music as well as tune in to live radio and music events. In essence, the iHeartRadio is designed to work with the Chromecast and in the end; you will enjoy your music experience for free.
Pocket Casts is a top Android app and actually the best podcast manager out there. Rather than just stream your favorite podcasts, it is also possible to download them using Pocket Casts. After downloading the podcasts, you can then easily set them up in a playlist so that they can be beamed to your TV. You don’t have to worry about your media type for the app supports both audio and video formats. The interface you get on the latest version of Pocket Casts has been beefed up to match with the Material Design of Android Lollipop.
Hulu Plus is an amazing TV and movie watching application that can be used on an Android tablet or smartphone. However, to get the services of Hulu Plus, you must part with $7.99 per month, but for this nominal amount, you will be sure of a great selection of the latest episodes shows. All these shows can be beamed to your TV using your Android tablet or smartphone.
Available for just $1.99, GamingCast will bring you some of the best classic games to your living room TV with the help of the Chromecast dongle. Whether you want to pay Tetris or Snake, you have a selection of games that you can beam to your large TV screen and enjoy the new experience. At the moment there is no huge selection of games available via GamingCast, however, the developers of the app have promised that more titles will find their way to the app very soon.
This list is of course not enough for everything you need on your Chromecast. In this regard, you can visit the Cast Store where you will come across lots of Chromecast apps arranged in different categories, which makes it easy to find the app you want. This is easier than searching for Chromecast apps in the Google Play Store.