Chromecast is an awesome device that Google has released, which allows you to stream videos from either your smartphone or tablet on your TV. There are many Android applications that are made especially for this device and today we’re going to talk about 5 of them.
YouTube is one of the most used applications/websites worldwide. There are many people who prefer to watch trailers of the upcoming movies or listen to music on YouTube. Well, the YouTube application will allow you to stream anything that you find on YouTube.
Back in 2013, when Chromecast was released, Netflix was a launch partner for this dongle. Using this application, you will be able to view your favorite TV shows and movies on your TV from your smartphone, tablet or the browser of your computer. It’s quite simple, but keep in mind that the Chromecast and the smartphone/tablet/computer must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
With the launch of the second generation Chromecast, the Spotify application can now be streamed on your TV. With other words, you will be able to cast our favorite songs and playlists directly to your TV.
HINT: Spotify is also supporting the first generation Chromecast.
The Chromecast application has been used in the past for the setup of your Chromecast device. However, Google has added some new features to it and the application can show what can be played at that moment from your device, by gathering data from applications that you have installed on your Android device, such as Netflix, Hulu, Sling etc. The Chromecast application will also recommend you a few applications that you can use to get even more out of this dongle.
Plex for Android
Do you have some personal videos that you want to stream on your TV? Well don’t worry, because Plex will help you with this, as the application allows you to stream any video files that you have stored on your smartphone or tablet.
As you can see, there are a lot of things that you can do with the Chromecast. The device can be purchased directly from the Google Play Store for a price of only 35 dollars and, as you already figured out, it can offer a lot of stuff, as long as you have a smartphone or a tablet connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
Are you using Chromecast? Tell us your thoughts about this dongle!