What are the best Android apps for streaming to Chromecast?

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    #1Pluto TV

    Pluto TV

    Pluto TV offers you more than 100 TV channels for free. There's no month quotes, contracts or fees. You can see movies, TV shows, events and more in your favorite electronic devices.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Doris Rodriguez
    Written on January 22, 2018
    "The best app that allows you to stream to chromecast has to be Pluto TV. There are no monthly fees. You will be able to watch your favorite tv shows and movies using this app no matter what device yuo decide to use. "
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    #2Plex

    Plex

    Plex is a free media server add-on developed by Plex, Inc. that is compatible with many devices, including Chromecast, Xbox, PlayStation, Android, Apple, Roku, Fire TV, and more. It is used for media streaming and organization.

    Apps

    Mac, Windows, Android, iOS

    Free

    Bryan Sanchez
    Written on December 19, 2018
    "This app has received a lot of flak lately but the devs have addressed most of the issues plaguing it with the recent updates. Sync works more consistently and the new music player works better now. There's still a lot of bugs to address but it's getting there."
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    #3Hulu

    Hulu

    Hulu is a video-on-demand service offering a huge catalog of exclusive programs, Hulu originals, and many more. It launched its live television streaming service in 2017, but currently, it is only available in the United States and Japan.

    Websites

    $5.99- Varies by plan

    Edward Brown
    Written on December 19, 2018
    "It used to be a great service that's now been marred by way too many commercials. The bigger issue is with the constant crashes with the app. Hopefully, it gets addressed soon."

WHAT'S THE MEANING

Chromecast is a line of digital media players developed by Google. They enable users with a mobile device or PC to stream media content. They can do this on a high-definition TVs or home audio systems. This is all with the help of mobile and web apps that support Google Cast technology.

DID YOU KNOW?

Google announced the 1st generation Chromecast video streaming device on July 24, 2013. It was already made available on the same day in the United States for US$35. The 2nd generation Chromecast in September 2015. An audio-focused model called Chromecast Audio was also released together with it. Google released a new model called the Chromecast Ultra in November 2016 for US$70. It was a device for more demanding needs that supported 4K and HDR content. Its released with overwhelming and positive reviews. It had so much potential for future app support and the price of admission was low that there was no reason not to buy it. The demand for Android apps for streaming to Chromecast was rising. People were enjoying it so much as they began to search for the best free movie apps for Chromecast.

The rising popularity of 4K content provides a good opportunity for Google. The Chromecast Ultra is an enticing option for potential buyers. Having support for 4K and HDR content and all for a price of US$70. It undercuts many other media streaming devices in the market. Its success is not limited to Android as it has also gained popularity with the Apple ecosystem. It created a demand for iPhone apps for streaming to Chromecast. The Chromecast ultra is bound to receive raving reviews and praise once again. As well as becoming an instant recommendation to people. Those who are looking for a great and affordable media streaming device.

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    Free Trial

    #4Netflix

    Netflix

    Netflix is a video-on-demand platform where you can watch movies and TV shows and start streaming from your Windows or Mac computer, smart devices such as smartphones and tablets as well as on your home gaming consoles.

    Streaming Services

    Varies by Plan

    Wayne Hopkins
    Written on January 22, 2018
    "I really love Netflix. It is a great option for streaming although there are many other apps which also provide good content. I really like Amazon Prime Video. I am not sure about Hulu as i have never used it but from what i hear, they are good too. "
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    Free Trial

    #5HBO GO

    HBO GO

    HBO GO is the companion app of the popular premium cable channel, HBO. It offers a streaming service for watching all of HBO content from your TV Provider with your HBO Subscription. Original series, new movies every week, docs & more.

    Websites

    $14.99- Varies by plan

    Betty Pearson
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "You can watch all the new premieres, as well as the regular series and new releases. There's some glitchy service issues, close and reopen problems, as well as what some as very limited movie selection."
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    Free Trial

    #6Amazon Prime Video

    Amazon Prime Video

    Amazon Prime Video is an internet video-on-demand service where users can watch exclusive Amazon Originals as well as popular movies and TV shows anytime, anywhere. The service contents are either for rent or purchase.

    Websites

    Check price

    Amber Miller
    Written on January 18, 2018
    "I cancelled my Netflix subscription the day I discovered Amazon Prime Video. I already had a Prime membership so it was included. Tons of movies and my favorite TV shows."
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    #7BubbleUPnP

    BubbleUPnP

    BubbleUPnP is an Android app that lets you cast music, videos or images to DLNA devices such as the Google Chromecast, Smart TV, and others. You can see on your TV any video that you have in your mobile.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Melissa Ford
    Written on January 15, 2018
    "If you're in need of a great Android app for streaming to Chromecast, you should consider getting BubbleUPnP. This app allows you to cast all that you need including streaming to Chromecast as needed. Anything that you see on your Android you can see on your TV, which makes this the perfect app for streaming!"
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    #8LocalCast

    LocalCast

    LocalCast is an app that enables the ability to stream your locally stored media to DLNA devices such as the Google Chromecast, Smart TVs, Amazon Fire devices among others. It is available for both Android and iOS devices.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Justin Wood
    Written on December 19, 2018
    "A nice little app to stream your local files over to your Chromecast. I haven't encountered any issue with it so far. Video codecs, music formats, photo types all work fine."

Summary

Best What are the best Android apps for streaming to Chromecast
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Pluto TVApps 11 Free
2PlexApps 9 Free
3HuluWebsites 7 Paid
4NetflixStreaming Services 5 Paid
5HBO GOWebsites 3 Paid
6Amazon Prime VideoWebsites 2 Free
7BubbleUPnP Apps 1 Free
8LocalCastApps 0 Free
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