Google Chromecast, Chromecast with Google TV or devices running Android TV make it easy to enjoy audio or video content thanks to Google Cast. Don't know how to use it all? Here are the must-have apps to enjoy the best features of Chromecast.
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The Chromecast makes it easy to stream app content from your smartphone, tablet, or even your computer with the Chrome browser to a big TV screen. Whether you are on Android or iOS, there are a lot of apps available.
If you've been offered a Chromecast and you're not sure what to do with it, here's our pick of the best apps to have for a roundup of the different uses available to you.
Classic TV channels
You don't have a TV box, but a simple TNT tuner, or even a simple screen that you only use to play video games? Do not panic ! Your Chromecast associated with the Molotov app will give you the ability to watch live TV channels. Two things to know that said: some features such as program recording require a paid subscription and the TF1 group channels are not available on Chromecast via Molotov.
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As an alternative, we can offer you the Salto service which offers both a catalog of films, series and documentaries to watch in SVOD, but also access to TNT channels.
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Otherwise, you can still enjoy replay or live TV tools provided directly by the TV channels apps. This is particularly the case with Spain.tv which includes the channels of the Spain Televisions group (Spain 2, Spain 3, Spain 4, Spain 5 and Spain Ô) or Arte TV.
Obviously, we cannot forget the MyCanal application, from Canal +. This allows non-subscribers to access unscrambled live and delayed programs, access VoD programs (paid) and TV guides.
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Certain sports disciplines also have dedicated applications allowing you to broadcast the matches of your favorite team.
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You can also find all the programs broadcast on beIN Sports via the channel's app, which broadcasts the matches of a slew of sports of all kinds.
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In addition, if you are passionate about football, the RMC Sport application is necessarily to be taken into account since the group's channels have exclusive rights to several key football competitions.
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Video streaming services
Many devices, game consoles or televisions directly integrate Netflix, but it is sometimes easier to use your smartphone, especially at a friend's house when their own profile is not configured. The Netflix app is also compatible with Chromecast.
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This is also the case for other VOD or SVOD services, such as OCS, which offers all the HBO series (Game of Thrones, Veep, The Sopranos, Westworld, Silicon Valley, etc.) or Google Play Films which allows to easily view a large catalog of purchased or rented footage.
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Note also that Amazon has been able to bury the hatchet with Google, which allows its Prime Video application to be available on Chromecast. The SVOD platform also has some very interesting exclusives, such as the series The Boys.
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We must also mention the Disney + service which provides access to the Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar and Disney universes, but also to many content from Fox with the Star catalog.
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Audio, video, there are podcasts of all styles. The opportunity to cite the excellent Podcast Addict which, in addition to being ultra pleasant to use, has the advantage of being Chromecast compatible. However, it is not the only application of its kind and we could also cite the interesting alternatives that are Podcast Republic and Podcast Player.
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Plex for Android, l’indispensable
The Plex application, allowing you to manage your home mediacenter, is compatible with Chromecast. You can therefore stream your personal content (photos, videos, etc.) from your phone equipped with the application to your TV to which a Chromecast is connected. Convenient to show your vacation photos to the whole family and find all your videos on the various devices in your home with ease.
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If you don't like Plex, you can also try the BubbleUPnP experience. The app allows you to stream content from UPnP and DLNA media servers, but also if they are stored in the cloud of the most popular storage services, or in your phone memory.
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The video player
To play videos stored locally on your phone or tablet, a few applications will perfectly fulfill this role and we recommend in particular the famous VLC service which is perfectly compatible with the Chromecast. The already acclaimed application on PC is just as powerful on Android.
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As an alternative, we draw your attention to Videostream which will meet your requirements.
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For streaming music
Spotify, Deezer and YouTube Music, the heavyweights of music streaming, are compatible with Chromecast. Convenient for viewing your playlists "in large" and if your television is associated with a sound system worthy of the name. Remember that the Google service can also display a fireplace on your screen for very warm evenings.
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Note also that the Apple Music service is Chromecast compatible. So don't hesitate to take advantage of it if the apple platform is your favorite.
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Finally, if you are the type to listen to music stored on your phone, the Shuttle + application is in our eyes the most complete music player.
Let's not forget YouTube and Twitch
Is there a need to specify it? You can cast YouTube videos from your phone to your TV. Even on connected TVs, natively or via a box, those who have tried know how tedious it is to do a search by pointing the cursor with a remote control: you might as well go through the smartphone. It is much simpler and faster.
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If you're not necessarily a gamer, but you like to watch amateurs and professionals take their toll on their opponents, we highly recommend that you install Twitch which is also Chromecast compatible.
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View photos stored on your phone
Nostalgic for the slide evenings of yesteryear? To show your vacation photos to your loved ones on a big screen, it is also possible to use a Chromecast. The easiest option is still to use the Google Photos app.
If you're not a big fan of cloud storage, no problem: you don't need to have the online backup option enabled to use it.
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What if we play?
The Chromecast Ultra can be transformed into a gaming console thanks to Google Stadia, the cloud gaming platform launched by the web giant. Remember to equip yourself with a controller and take a look at the list of games compatible with the service.
Do not hesitate to consult our dedicated file to learn more about Google Stadia.
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Some titles are also directly available on the Play Store, and transform the smartphone into a controller while the action unfolds on your TV screen. The Angry Birds Friends game is thus available on Chromecast: a classic of the genre that we no longer present.
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Just Dance Now will make you eliminate the excesses of the holidays in music. The multiplayer aspect of the title is one of its great strengths.
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A little productivity can't hurt
There are a few apps that let you work on your big screen using your Chromecast. To be really efficient, we will recommend you especially Polaris Office, a proven and efficient suite.
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