Chromecast Apps for Windows 8 and Windows 10

Looking for a way to find Chromecast supported apps for your Windows laptop or Windows phone. This article has a list of apps and also explains how to find additional apps from the apps store.

I am doing this with the help of a Windows 10 PC, configured to cast to a Chromecast. These apps however should work with any Google Cast enabled product, such as Android TV.

Chromecast Supported apps for Windows 8 and Windows 10

The best way to find Chromecast supported apps for your Windows phone or PC is to search the Apps Store like I have done here. The Windows Apps Store has a good collection of apps with Chromecast support. Here are a few free apps that I found.

AV Cast

Cast your media to any Google Cast™ device! AV Cast is the free solution for making use of your Chromecast. Easily cast all compatible songs, images and videos from your Windows device to Chromecast and all other Google Cast devices throughout your home.”

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Here is the link to AV Cast.

Tube for Chromecast

“Tube for Chromecast allows you to watch movies on TV via Chromecast. Start the app and connect your Chromecast to the TV, launch the app and watch videos directly on your TV. ”

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Tube for Chromecast on Window Store.

Cloud for Chromecast

Cast your OneDrive media on TV.
Use your Chromecast with Windows 8 or RT to cast media from Cloud

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Cloud for Chromecast on Windows Store

RealPlayer Cloud

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With RealPlayer Cloud you can:

  • Watch your PC, phone & tablet videos on TV wirelessly
  • Share your videos with friends & family privately
  • Organize your video collection
  • Play videos of any format

Download and install RealPlayer Cloud from here.

Video Caster

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Video Caster promises to “Cast videos to any Chromecast or Google Cast device.”. It does not have great rating on the apps store, but most of the reviews say that it works. Give it a try.

Download and install Video Caster from here.

Videostream – Chrome App

Our next app in the list is not really a Windows native app. However, if you are a Windows user looking for apps to cast media to your Chromecast, this is definitely worth checking out.

Videostream lets you stream local videos (downloads, etc.) from your computer to your Chromecast/Android TV in full 1080p.  The extension supports platforms other than Chromecast (Shield, Nexus Player, Sony, Sharp, etc) too.

Download and install Videostream from here.  If you are interested, there is an Android version of the app available here.

Search and Find More

As I explained above, search “Chromecast” on your Windows Store, on phone, tablet or on your PC and find more interesting Chromecast supported apps. Don’t forget to drop me a comment if you find any interesting Chromecast supported apps. I will share them on my blog here.

Can I Cast from Microsoft Edge Browser?

Edge is Microsoft’s new browser for Windows users. This is available from Windows 10 onwards. The Edge browser comes with some built-in media casting features. However, this is not compatible with Chromecast.

The media casting feature that comes with Edge browser lets you to send media that you are playing on Edge to a DLNA- or Miracast-compatible device, such as a smart TV or an Xbox One console.

You can use the Cast feature on Edge to send videos from YouTube, or music from Pandora or your photos album from Facebook. To do this, open the content that you want to cast (for example, a YouTube video)  and click on the “…” menu and the top left. Now select “Cast media to device” and select the Miracast or DLNA device you want to cast to.

Cast Your Desktop, Cast Anything

Google Chrome now supports casting a tab, the browser or even the entire desktop from Windows computers.

Sharing your desktop allows you to mirror your Windows computer’s screen on your Chromecast connected TV. This means you can cast any content from your computer to Chromecast. There are no limitations on what Chromecast can support. Anything that runs or displays or plays on your computer can be mirrored to the connected TV.

This also helps you cut some extra cables. If you are currently connecting your computer to your TV through a VGA or HDMI port, you must be tired of those cables, and setting up your computer right next to the TV. Chromecast cuts those cables for you, moving everything wireless. This makes the set up flexible for you.

As an added advantage, you can connect more than one laptop, without the hustle of re-arranging the cables. Disconnect the current laptop, start casting from another one. It will take only less than a minute!

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Spoticast for Spotify (Paid)

Spoticast is your Spotify universe with videos and audio. Features according to the developer:

  • A Spotify client Universal app (Desktop-Tablet-Smartphone-XBOX One)
  • No need Premium Spotify account
  • Offline mode (download the tracks you love) – Premium only
  • Cast on TV : Chromecast, DLNA, AirPlay (AppleTV), Miracast, Smart TV, Internet Box, etc.
  • Create and manage your Spotify playlists
  • Customize the Search Filter (live, acoustic, remix, covers …)
  • 360° videos handled with our application “Video 360”
  • No subscription : buy it once and enjoy it forever on all your devices !

Download Spoticast from here.

Playcast (Paid)

“Playcast is an awesome Media Player for playing or casting your videos, songs or pictures to your TV, Chromecast, Chromecast Audio – Multiroom too -, Apple TV (AirPlay), DLNA Smart TV, Miracast, Internet Box, XBOX One, XBOX 360 etc. ”

Download Playcast from here.

Ready to mirror your screen to your Chromecast? Find out how to set this up here.