The Best Google Chromecast Apps

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John Corpuz flip-flopped between computer science and creative writing courses in school. As a contributor to Tom's Guide he's found a happy middle ground writing about apps, mobile gaming and other geekery.

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  • eandi
    Missed Videostream! It's like plex but easier to use and free. I hate how many people are wasting $5 on plex then can't figure out how to use the stupid thing. www.streamchromecast.com has the better alternate.
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  • peter1789
    Here's another great app that didn't make it to the list: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.haystack.android
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  • Ollie Townsend III
    Recently added, Crunchyroll!
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  • Johan Andersson
    I don't see the meaning of this device. I've tried this device for a week not. It is just as meaningless as the appleTV. The Android sticks, like mk807 are so much better as they don require a mobile device and are not locked. This is just a way to make people buy expensive subscription plans and to control what YOU do on the Internet. As long as there is not Piratebay app for chromecast or a way for everyone to make apps without the control of Google I say NO thank you
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  • lostsource
    If you're interested in showing slideshows using pictures on your PC, Mac or Chromebook check out PictaCast

    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/pictacast-free/ekgaebaencakkggokbokmgojdbafnefi
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  • Umano
    Well, there is one more great useful app you may try with Chromecast for free. With Umano (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sothree.umano) you can stream thousands of articles from the world’s best publishers and bloggers voiced by professional readers. Guys have outlined all the new ways you can use Umano for Android, so check it out on The Umano Voice blog: http://voice.umano.me/post/90405928528/exciting-new-ways-to-use-umano-for-android
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  • ScubaLisa
    Memorycast just came out. It is like the classic game we played as kids with some challenging twists. Really fun to play with the whole family.
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  • gerv
    Johan you can watch anything on your own server through Plex. Probably the best 30 bucks I've even spent. I also can cast my cable box from the other room and use Chromecast in rooms I don't feel like paying for a cable box in. So basically I can watch anythingin the world for free on a 30 dollar stick. Not sure how that could be considered pointless.
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  • irenejm
    My chromecast is stuck on remote cast - how do I change back to normal. Can someone please help.
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  • sknopster
    How can you "cast [your] cable box from the other room and use Chromecast in rooms [you] don't feel like paying for a cable box in? I would very much like to learn how to do that!
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  • Appsman
    One of the best apps for 2015 is RockIt Karaoke, it allows me to stream karaoke songs on my tv with chromecast and apple tv, The song catalog is one of the most largest I've ever seen and its very well organized by artists or music genres, another big advantage is that it doesn't require any subscription.

    Available on the app store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rockit-karaoke/id949585250?mt=8
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  • Lisa Calkins
    NatureCast is a collection of professional nature video's to relax and set the mood with.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wolfgang.naturecast
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  • Appsman
    RockIt Karaoke is definitely an amazing app for anyone who enjoys karaoke, it allows you to broadcast the karaoke videos to your TV via Chromecast or Apple TV.
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  • Appsman
    One of the best apps for 2015 is RockIt Karaoke, it allows me to stream karaoke songs on my tv with chromecast and apple tv, The song catalog is one of the most largest I've ever seen and its very well organized by artists or music genres, another big advantage is that it doesn't require any subscription. available on the app store.
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  • Den Watsons
    MCPlayer also supports Chromecast for iOS.
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