What are the best Chromecast apps for Android?

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    #1AllCast

    AllCast

    AllCast is an app that allows you to watch five minutes of the pictures and videos of your choice, from your mobile to a supported casting or DNLA device such as the Chromecast and Smart TVs. The paid upgrade for app enables unlimited casting.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Vincent Reid
    Written on November 22, 2017
    "I've only used the free version of AllCast, but I didn't find myself impressed. The playback seems to jerk a bit, and the app itself often crashes. These issues are supposedly fixed in the Pro version, but if they can't be bothered with showing respect, then neither can I."
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    #2Pocket Casts

    Pocket Casts

    Pocket Casts is an automated podcast app with lots of features, like sleep timer and auto download. With Pocket Casts you can manage, search, download and listen to over 300.000 podcasts. 

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    $3.99

    Tiffany Xu
    Written on November 1, 2017
    "Pocket Casts is a great way to keep track of all your favorite podcasts and discover new ones. The app lets you download your favorite podcast shows and the search function helps you quickly find the show and episode you are looking for."
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    #3Plex

    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

    Donna Arnold
    Written on November 17, 2017
    "Plex is so useful, you can play music and videos streamed right to your tv. Works on smart tvs, android, and iOS. You can manage your files by folders and arrange them as wanted. Works well on roku and other devices. Best of all, it's free. "
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    #4Soundcloud App

    Soundcloud App

    Soundcloud is an app that offers you the possibility to listen to offline music from their catalog by paying a monthly subscription. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Ken Wu
    Written on November 11, 2017
    "I am a guy on the road a lot,so there are days when I have no internet connection,so it was so good to discover the app Soundcloud which lets me listen to offline music. What a great thing this is to have when I don't have internet access."
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    #5ES File Explorer

    ES File Explorer

    ES File Explorer (File Manager) is an all-in-one free app for Android devices. It is capable of managing all files both online and offline and transferring to other devices via WiFi. The app also has a built-in app manager and note editor.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Laura Carpenter
    Written on October 21, 2017
    "I thought I'd give this a go since I needed a file manager. I wish I hadn't. There's just too many ads and it's causing my phone do some very bad things and lock up. I hope they can improve it though."
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    #6Google Play Music

    Google Play Music
    Google Play Music is a music and podcast streaming service that allows users to find, listen, store, and share music on the web. A paid subscription lets users access millions of songs and download music on their device for offline listening. 
    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Free trial available

    Ruth Bates
    Written on October 21, 2017
    "Google Play Music is a classic android app. You can access and store all of your favorite on line or off line. It runs smooth as well. "
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    #7Google Home

    Google Home

    Google Home is a free voice-assistant developed by Google, in which you can set up many apps both from Google and other associated developers. You also can cast your screens and watch the content of your devices on the TV.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Daniel Ortega
    Written on November 21, 2017
    "Google Home offers the availability to control your home from anywhere. The apps are easy to use and you can see different screens even of your TV. You can use your voice to activate anything. Highly recommended."
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    #8YouTube

    YouTube

    YouTube is an online video sharing and streaming website that enables content creators to share their work across the platform's large user base and network. It's also available as an app for Android and iOS mobile devices. 

    Websites

    Free

    Adrián Vega
    Written on November 21, 2017
    "Youtube has been a favorite of mine for many years and since Chrome has now added Chromecast with Youtube, I am able to cast all my favorite videos directly to my TV! I have tried out Chromecase on several different apps but have not had as great an experience on any of them except for Youtube. If you are a interested in trying out Chromecast, use Youtube when you do so!!"
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    #9Solid Explorer File Manager

    Solid Explorer File Manager

    Solid Explorer is a file explorer and cloud manager, with two independent navigation panels which provides you a new experience in file exploration, being able to manage your Dropbox

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Sara Owens
    Written on October 22, 2017
    "Solid Explorer File Manager comes with a 14 day free trial in the Google Store so you can check it out for yourself. You can have your files readily available but protected with fingerprint verification. You can manage your cloud files, Dropbox, Google Drive etc. "
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    #10BubbleUPnP

    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

    Michael Austin
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "I need this in my life."
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    Free Trial

    #11Netflix

    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

    Ruth Berry
    Written on October 23, 2017
    "Netflix is the best streaming service. It does not get new shows as fast as Hulu or some others, but they have the most quality content. Their original shows are very well done and I have found new favorites. They have great mainstream movies available all the time. There is always something great to watch or a series worthy of binge-watching on Netflix. "
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    #12Hulu

    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

    Michael Franklin
    Written on October 30, 2017
    "My favorite streaming app for Chromecast. Beautiful quality, lots of shows, fantastic original series. It's a very easy to use app with a clean look and feel. "
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    #13iHeartRadio

    iHeartRadio
    iHeartRadio is a broadcast and internet radio platform that offers music streaming, live radio stations, podcasts, and playlists. It broadcasts AM and FM radio stations both local and international. It has a Premium upgrade that is ad-free.
    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Craig Graham
    Written on October 27, 2017
    "Since I am one of the few people who uses the radio in my car I am aware that iHeartRadio has an app and I can use it to listen to music. I thought it would be nice to use it with my Chromecast to listen to music at home but of course had to pay to do that and I honestly think it's overpriced for what it is. The selection of music here is limited compared to Spotify and yet they want the same amount of money, which is ridiculous."
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    #14Pandora

    Pandora

    Pandora is powered by the Music Genome Project, which is the most comprehensive music analysis ever undertaken. It offers personalized radio that is constantly evolving alongside your music tastes.

    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Tyler Adams
    Written on October 29, 2017
    "Pandora is a high quality music streaming service that I use on a regular basis. One can use Chromecast to play music on their other devices through Pandora. I highly recommend this app."
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    #15TuneIn

    TuneIn

    TuneIn is a free streamer for Android and iOS device. Stream AM/FM channels from all over the world, listen to podcast and audiobooks offline and vibe with live coverage of your favorite sport's matches of NCAA, NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and more.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Richard Thompson
    Written on October 31, 2017
    "TuneIn Radio has all the sports I want to keep up with in one convenient place. I can find all my favorite games and not have to worry about staying by a TV."
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    #16Spotify

    Spotify

    Spotify is a music streaming platform that features plenty of functions to help users discover new music. It comes with curated and shared playlists, suggested radio stations, and related artists - all based on your likes and listens.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Justin Dean
    Written on November 5, 2017
    "Spotify is the best music streaming service. I have created my own channel and have set up playlists for different purposes. The best part is the new artists that I have been able to discover from Spotify. It is wonderfully with chromecast and it's awesome!"

Summary

Best What are the best Chromecast apps for Android
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1AllCastApps 3 Free
2Pocket CastsApps 3 Paid
3PlexApps 3 Free
4Soundcloud AppApps 2 Free
5ES File ExplorerApps 2 Free
6Google Play MusicApps 2 Free
7Google HomeApps 1 Free
8YouTubeWebsites 0 Free
9Solid Explorer File ManagerApps 0 Free
10BubbleUPnP Apps 0 Free
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