We all know Google's Chromecast supports a handful of great apps, including Netfl ix, BBC iPlayer, YouTube, Vevo, Plex, Rdio and BT Sport, and that you can enjoy movies and music bought through Google or stored on your device or network via the streaming dongle
But what about
the apps you don't know about? More than 250
apps support Chromecast streaming; here's our
pick of some great freeChromecast apps for Android
on which you're most likely
Cast Store for
Tap the Discover Apps tab
in Google's own Chromecast
app and you'd be forgiven
for thinking only 11 apps are
supported. That's way o .
One way to fi nd great new
apps for Chromecast is to
simply run a 'Chromecast'
search within Google Play or
the App Store; another is to
download an app dedicated to the very task at which Google is failing miserably
– drawing attention to great new Chromecast apps.
Cast Store for Chromecast is a free aggregator of
Chromecast Android apps. It lets you quickly fi lter
those available by News, Apps and Games, highlights
an app of the week, lets you check those highest
rated by other users, and it lists all new releases since
your last visit. It is by far the easiest way to fi nd new
Chromecast apps worth installing on your Android
smartphone or tablet.
Just click to install an app and Cast Store will take
you straight to the Google Play store, alleviating
any worries you might have had over downloading
content from unknown sources.
Doodlecast for Chromecast
Doodlecast in essence turns the TV in your living
room into a digital platform on which you can play
Pictionary, with no need to fi nd a scrap of paper or
a working pen (who uses those anymore anyway?).
It's a bit like that one-time app phenomenon Draw
Something, allowing you to compete with other
Android users as you each take it in turn to either
draw something or guess what is that something,
but it puts your artwork on the big screen for all the family to admire/ridicule/guess what is that peculiar
object that really isn't as rude as it looks.
Doodlecast requires two or more Android devices,
with one as the drawing pad and the other used to
best-guess the answer. With a smartphone and a
tablet to hand we managed to have a great game
even without multiple players – and we won every
If you just want to draw pretty pictures on your TV,
try Castpad for Chromecast. Alternatively, if you're
loving the whole big-screen family entertainment
concept, also have a look at Trivia Cast.
More free apps for Google Chromecast