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What is Chromecast and How to Cast?

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Chromecast is a thumb-sized media streaming device that plugs into the HDMI port on your TV. Simply use an Android phone, tablet, iPhone, iPad, Mac or Windows laptop, or Chromebook to cast your favorite entertainment and apps right to the big screen.

Chromecast works with a growing number of apps, including Netflix, HBO GO, YouTube, Watch ESPN & Pandora. For everything else, you can mirror what you see on the small screen to the big screen. If you’re on your laptop, you can cast any website in Chrome; and from your Android phone or tablet, you can mirror your screen to the TV.

With Chromecast, your phone is your personalized remote control. Use the apps you know and love on your phone to search and browse, play, pause, rewind, control the volume and even make playlists. While casting, you’re free to use your phone for other things.

Your friends and family can cast to the TV using their own phone or tablet, too – with no additional set-up required. Everyone can sit back and enjoy together on the biggest screen in the home. When you’re not casting, you can turn your TV screen into a beautiful backdrop filled with artwork, personal photos, satellite imagery and more.

It’s easy for everyone to enjoy Chromecast. It works with the devices you already own including smartphones, tablets and laptops. Plus, it automatically updates with new features and we’re adding more apps all the time, so your Chromecast keeps getting better. It takes only a few minutes to set up, and at it cost, it’s affordable to get one for every TV in the house.

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3 Android Apps for Streaming to Chromecast

At any given time, we love using our mobile devices for numerous purposes. Not only it is convenient but also it is a quick way of doing any stuff on your fingertips. Now same goes for looking at pictures or watching a movie clip too. Even though, you enjoy watching it on your phone but then there is another option of looking at these streams on a bigger screen. There are many options that will help you in doing so, for example using Google Chromecast you can stream small screen content to the big screen that will help connect your device to the TV set. Given here are three such Android apps for video streaming to Chromecast and make things easier for you.

Native App – Chromecast app is available for free that will help you stream to Chromecast. Previously, this app was employed to setup Wi-Fi connectivity and giving a name to your device. The latest update on this app helps in streaming media to a big screen. The app is used as a mirror for device screen that will go on to the TV set. This way you need not install any other third-party app.

Third Party App – It is available free of cost. However, the premium version will cost you $4.99. This app comes handy at a time when your Chromecast app is not compatible for videos. It serves as an alternative app that will help you overcome any such trouble. AllCast is the oldest of Chromecast apps that has made it to Google Play. This app gets updated timely to help users get the latest version without hassle. You can share local content and even connect it to your drives on cloud including Google Drive, Dropbox, and Google + accounts. A free trial version too is available for you so that you can check if it is compatible on your device.

CloudCaster – CloudCaster is yet another app that is available for free but if you want to remove ads then this will cost you $3.72. It is sadly not available in the UK. This app enables you in gaining access to more of cloud services than any other apps. You will be able to gain access and connect to apps like Dump Truck, Sycarsync, Cubby, CloudMe, Bitcasa, OneDrive, Box, Copy and many more. You even have the option of rotating your video if it is not in the correct orientation.

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