What are the best Google Cast apps?

asked by Tamara Kersten
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    #1Google 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

    Victoria Chen
    Written on January 11, 2018
    "this app helps one set up many apps from google and other developer. you can also watch the content of your device on the TV. It is great"
  2. 13
    Free Trial

    #2Netflix

    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 Service

    Varies by Plan

    Albert Gardner
    Written on January 7, 2018
    "At this point in time, it's almost a crime to not be a Netflix member. From having access to wonderful shows like Black Mirrors and Stranger Things, to all the exclusive movies like Okja and Bright, that should be reason enough to be a Netflix subscriber. I love the access to the library of movies too. The ability to cast it to TV through my Chromecast is also so useful for viewing and entertainment. There are competitors out there but I think Netflix is still my favorite."
  3. 12
    Free Trial

    #3HBO 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

    Hannah Wells
    Written on January 9, 2018
    "The app stalls and reloads no matter how fast your Internet connection is. Plus there is no way to perform basic functions like seeing details for something you want to watch or many other basic operations. Worst app for a big company I've seen. Plus it is overpriced at $15 per month. If you like 5 shows you can purchase them at $24 per season or $120 per year vs. The app at $15 per month or $180 per year."
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    #4Google Play Movies & TV

    Google Play Movies & TV

    Google Play Movies & TV is an on-demand video service operated by Google. It allows you to rent or purchase movies and series directly on your device for watching them offline. It has a large library and offers both SD and HD quality.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Varies by plan

    Margaret Young
    Written on January 1, 2018
    "Google Play Movies & TV is the best of the best Google cast app available. I love being able to get my movie fix on demand and watch it offline without killing my data streaming. Its a bit memory intensive, but if you manage your apps well its just perfect. The selection is awesome and there's always a deal on popular movies and franchises, and some free stuff, too."
  2. 6

    #5YouTube

    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

    Parakram Rangan
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "I have a three year old daughter who loves watching the movie Frozen on repeat. With the Youtube app for Google Cast, she can turn on her favorite songs from that movie with ease. I am always impressed that the fact that they have designed it with such simplicity and effectiveness that even a three year can use it. "
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    #6Slacker Radio

    Slacker Radio

    Slacker Radio will give you access to millions of hours of your favorite music, providing customized song selections just for you. You will be able to discover new songs of your favorite music genre, as this app will provide songs similar to the ones you like. 

    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    George Peterson
    Written on January 2, 2018
    "Great selection of audio to choose from, nice interface and easy to browse."
  4. 2

    #7Google 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

    Christian Davis
    Written on January 13, 2018
    "Decent app that allows you to listen to music. The best part is that you can store it on your phone for on the go and when you aren't near wi-fi. The best part is the ability to keep the music for on demand listening. I've gotten quite a bit of use out of the music without being connected. "
  5. 1
    Free Trial

    #8Sony PlayStation Vue

    Sony PlayStation Vue

    Sony PlayStation Vue is a live streaming TV service where you can watch and enjoy sports, news, movies, TV shows, premium channels and more. Although the service is paid, it also offers a free trial to the users.

    Websites

    $50- Varies by plan

    Christopher Burton
    Written on January 6, 2018
    "i will love to buy it because i have seen people watching sports and movies i will encourage most people to buy one"

Summary

Best What are the best Google Cast apps
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Google HomeApps 15 Free
2NetflixStreaming Service 13 Paid
3HBO GOWebsites 12 Paid
4Google Play Movies & TVApps 8 Free
5YouTubeWebsites 6 Free
6Slacker RadioWebsites 4 Free
7Google Play MusicApps 2 Free
8Sony PlayStation VueWebsites 1 Paid
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