Google Chromecast is a small-sized media streaming device, which you can easily plug behind your HDTV, monitor or any display that has an HDMI port, and use your Android smartphone & tablet, iPhone, iPad, Windows & Mac OS X laptop … to cast favorite movies & apps to the display.
Unlike most other streaming devices, the Google Chromecast ($39.99) does not come with any pre-loaded apps or a remote that lets you control it. You can only cast the running apps on the current device into the big screen.
There are a lot of apps that supported Chromecast, allows you to cast your screen to the big display. However, to make your life a bit easier, I have created this shortlist about my favorite Chromecast apps.
Best Chromecast Apps Shortlist
I think YouTube is not strange to you anymore, it’s one of my favorite apps that I’m using to cast videos to the big screen in my living room. You can download the YouTube app for iOS or Android, but also can cast from the web: simply open youtube.com on web browser, pick the video you want to watch and cast to the big screen.
Netfix is my secondary favorite Chromecast app that I’m using to watch premium movies as well as TV shows with my monthly subscription. It’s available in both iOS and Android, offers you additional controls while casting. Like YouTube, Netfix also offers “Cast from website” feature, allows you watch your favorite movies over the internet with a browser.
Unfortunately, the Netfix service is not available worldwide, it’s only available in the U.S, Canada, Latin America and Europe.
Also read: Free Movies Online Without Downloading.
HBO Now is a web-based movies & TV shows streaming service, allows you to watch your favorite movies from the web at hbonow.com with your monthly subscription. It’s also available on iOS, Android as well as Amazon FireTV and Fire tablets.
This is a free movie streaming service that backed by Sony Pictures Entertainment, allows you to stream free movies and TV shows wherever and whenever you want.
Also read: Top 5 Best Movie Streaming Sites.
It’s a movie & TV show streaming service like Netfix, Amazon Prime Instant Video or HBO Now, allows you to watch most top movies as well as current hit TV shows.
With Pandora, you can listen to free radio with the best speakers in your home.
If you are looking for more Google Chromecast apps, I would you suggest you find it from the official Chromecast app store, where you can select apps by categories: