Movie streaming service Netflix has added Chromecast support for its app, which means that anyone with a subscription can now play their favourite movies and TV shows on their TV. A nice touch for the app is that you can use your chosen device as a remote to pause, rewind, fast-forward and even change the volume of your media.
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Next Plex app for Chromecast
If you're the lucky owner of Google's smart TV dongle and are looking for the best Chromecast apps, you're in luck. We've rounded up the best apps to turn your gogglebox into an all-singing smart TV, with the likes of Netflix and Google Play offering the latest digital entertainment.
Google’s Chromecast turns your TV into a internet-connected smart TV, and the platform was one of Amazon's top-selling devices at the end of 2013. The service has now a tonne of apps, and Google is about to open up to third party devs, rather than approved partners.
The little dongle allows users to stream films, TV, music, pictures and local files direct to their TV screens wirelessly. This is all thanks to a number of apps including Youtube, Netflix and Google’s own streaming services to name just a few and Google say the list of apps will continue to grow.
Chromecast takes the hassle out of playing media on the TV, say goodbye to unpractical HDMI cables trailing across the room and say hello to the easy way to view your favourite media. We have a run-down of 10 of the coolest apps on the Google play store, to get the most out of the Chromecast.
By Josh Weale