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The best apps for the Google Chromecast

The Google Chromecast streams your favorite series and apps from your smartphone, tablet, or laptop to the television. Most apps support streaming to the Chromecast. In this article, we'll discuss the 5 most useful apps to enjoy the best series, games, and music.

1. Netflix


To watch series on Netflix, you have to get a subscription. You pay a fixed monthly amount to watch the coolest movies and series without restrictions. Think of popular Netflix series, such as Peaky Blinders, Stranger Things, or The Crown. You can also stream classic and recent films or Netflix Originals to your TV via the Chromecast.

About Netflix

Available for: Android and iOS
Fun for: Binge watchers, people who like nothing more than watching movies and series.
Not interesting for: People who prefer not to have a subscription.

2. YouTube


YouTube is the best known app for watching videos. Laugh at the latest cat videos and vlogs or feel like a real chef with extensive cooking videos. In addition, you also have access to countless Coolblue vlogs or instructional videos. If you can imagine it, it's on YouTube.

About YouTube

Available for: Android and iOS
Fun for: Everyone, because: too much content to mention.
Not interesting for: People who want to stream movies and series.

3. Disney+


Another large streaming service for movies and series is Disney+. This service offers all content that was created by Disney or was added to the Disney lineup. Think of the animation films from your childhood, but also everything from the Marvel and Star Wars universe. You can also stream National Geographic or The Simpsons to your Chromecast via Disney+.

Note: Disney+ will be available in Belgium from 31 March 2020.

About Disney+

Available for: Android and iOS
Fun for: Disney, Marvel, or Star Wars fans and fans of movies and series.
Not interesting for: People who prefer not to have a subscription or who aren't Disney fans.

4. Spotify


Spotify is the largest platform for streaming music. The huge library contains tens of millions of songs and podcasts that you can listen to endlessly. This is free, but you regularly hear advertisements between songs. Want to enjoy them without interruption? Consider a Spotify Premium subscription.

About Spotify

Available for: Android and iOS
Fun for: Listen to millions of songs and podcasts.
Not interesting for: Discovering unknown artists. You'll be better off using Soundcloud or Pandora.

5. Plex


Plex is a media center service you can use to make content such as music and movies available on several devices. You can easily add all of your media to the library, after which Plex adds all information to the content, such as movie posters, synopses, and more. Afterwards, you can stream them to the TV using the Chromecast, while you sit lazily on the couch.

About Plex

Available for: Android and iOS
Fun for: Movie enthusiasts with a NAS or for sharing your media library, such as music, holiday photos, and videos with all your devices. Anytime, anywhere.
Not interesting for: Users who are fine using ready-made streaming services like Netflix and Spotify.

Installation help

Have you found the best apps and is your Google Chromecast ready for installation? Read our advice article here with an explanation of how to install Chromecast.

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