Many home theater set ups are steadily allowing Chromecast to become a standard. This small piece of hardware lets user connect virtually anything to your TV thanks to an in-built processor along with your Android phone. In most scenarios, a Chromecast connection is much easier than an finding an alternative way of individually hooking up your devices to your TV and its cheap pricing makes it accessible at an almost universal level. If you own a Chromecast then you will need to check some of the best Chromecast apps for Android.

AllCast

AllCast is an application designed to specifically stream the content stored locally onto your TV. This app not only offers support for Chromecast but also for Apple TV, Roku along with a variety of game consoles. All you need is files stored on your device such as photos, movies to instantly begin streaming on your TV. Though it is priced at US$4.99, there is a free version available to try out before you can purchase it.

LocalCast for Chromecast

LocalCast is a dynamic streaming option for those who want to cast their home media. It offers support movies, videos, pictures as well as PDFs which isn’t a common functionality in the apps on the list. It lets you stream directly from your cloud storage for those using a provider with cloud storage support. It is free to use without any noticeable bugs.

BubbleUPnP

BubbleUPnP is app that lets you literally float all your media content on virtually any device in your house. It supports almost any of the latest game systems, Chromecast, Roku, tablets, smartphone devices and more. Simply set it up on your device to get it up and running, then connect to Wi-Fi to start playing your media on the various Wi-Fi activated devices around you. It is also compatible with several sites based on cloud storage and offers a bunch of other features. It comes in a free version that you can try before you decide if it works for you.

Chrome Browser

Among the initial apps to obtain Chromecast support, Chrome Browser is still one of the best Chromecast apps available. What makes it stand out is its capacity to cast anything displayed in your web browser. This includes website embedded videos and any other content that can easily be sent to your TV, without the need to download a third-party application. What’s more, it also allows casting of entire websites. The app is free and would be great if you have a Chromecast.

Chromecast app

Originally developed for setting up, the Chromecast app has seen updates over the past year that have given it additional Chromecast support. Aside from it setup capabilities, the app allows you to customize your interface with art, news, photos and more in the background. Additionally, you can use it in the management of your settings. It also adds a discovery feature that allows you to find a variety of other Chromecast apps you can take advantage of, showing what they offer as well as where to get them. If you have Chromecast then consider the Chromecast app the ideal companion.

Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll has established itself as one of the fore-front apps for anime streaming available. It supports hundreds of titles with some being updated hours during the airing of a show. Though it allows free viewing of content, the free version is often plagued with ads while with a subscription, you can watch anything you choose without any visible advertisements. It also offers apps for Roku, the PS Vita, most of the current game consoles and Apple TV. For anime fans, Crunchyroll is worth a shot.

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