Google chromecast, is not merely a £30 dongle that is capable of streaming but it can do lot more than just playing BBC iPlayer and you tube videos. The device had immense potential and few apps can turn it into an entertaining device. These apps comes with chromecast support and have been designed while keeping chromecast in mind, offers films, TV, music and audio apps to games, sports apps and even odd document editing tool. Chromecast devices have gained popularity and have grown in recent months, as new Chromecast is out with better Wi-Fi connectivity and a Chromecast Audio that is solely for music purpose. Google chromecast setup let you enjoy all the features of the chromecast.
We have discovered the best apps and extensions so that you can get lot more from your chromecast. If some app in your app doesn’t support chromecast then it is possible to mirror your screen on your TV through Chromecast but this doesn’t always work else you can take ChromeCast Help. It is worth mentioning that Google chrome browser has native chromecast support.
Here we have complied a list of app that you should immediately download as they support the chromecast as well as few Android ones too. We’ll be updating this regularly with new ones so keep checking this for updates.
Very popular Angry birds is now available to play on your TV through recent update to angry Birds Friends. You can use your smartphones or tablet as a control to launch your birds as projectile on your Tv.
You can play Hasbro’s family classic game Monopoly on Google chromecast. Now you can the board on your Tv screen while individual players can keep the account of their money and tiles via their smartphones. It is a perfect game if you are looking for something you can play with your family.
Megacast – Chromecast Video
This is not only restricted chromecast app, but rather Android one that you need to download on your smartphone. Megacast is an excellent chromecast player that has transcoding support which allows you to play files from your phone or tablet that aren’t specifically supported by native chromecast device. It includes this includes AVI, MKV, 3GP files and more. It can also pre-load subtitles and which makes it one of the flexible video streaming apps.
Artkick – make your TV screen beautiful
This let you add some classy touch to your living room .Artkick lets you display art masterpieces from the renowned artist and photographers. Moreover, there is an optional premium subscription that will let you displays more contemporary and timely photographs. There is an option to integrate with Picasa and Flickr to use your own photographs.
Sainsbury’s Movies & TV- on-demand movie and TV streaming:
Do you think of Google Play or Amazon Instant video when it comes to movies so, now you should consider Sainsbury as well. This has big releases and price is very competitive. The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies, for example, is available to rent for £4. This compares with £4.50 from Amazon Instant Video and Blinkbox.
CastOnTV Instagram – Android phones and tablets:
CastOnTv Instagram is the best thing to show off your Instagram photos on the big screen. It also supports background music and slideshow .You can apply various dynamic transition as well.
Newcomer Wuaki.TV has its own new releases including Game of Thrones, Homeland, The Box Trolls and Boyhood these are available for rent or you can buy or stream them. The subscription cost £5.99 per month with first month free.
Plex and Chromecast
You have a movies, Tv shows or music stuffed in your hard disk or computer then Plex is an amazing way to enjoy them on any device
Blinkbox for Chromecast – Android phones and tablets, iPhone and iPad:
In Netflix as you pay full but in Blinkbox you only pay for the content you want to watch. Blinkbox also gets you some of those releases before anyone else. This summer it boasts Muppets Most Wanted and Captain America: The Winter Soldier as early at-home releases.
BT Sport for Chromecast – Android phones and tablets, iPhone and iPad
Enjoy live Premier League, FA Cup, European and world football as well as Aviva Premiership rugby union and MotoGP.Once you install this app just tap the chromecast button and you can watch your show on your screen.
BubbleUPnP (Chromecast/DLNA)- Android phones and tablets:
If you want to stream movie files stored in your Android phone or tablet on chromecast in high quality then it is the brilliant way. It relies on your Wi- Fi network speed. The free version of the app has some limitations so, you need to spend £3.04 for the paid-for BubbleUpnP License app.
Download these apps to get something extra out of your chromecast.