Best Chromecast apps to download 2016

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Platforms: Android, browser

Chromecast naturally supports both the music and video sides of the Google Play platform. However, it’s the music side we find most interesting, as Google’s movie rentals aren’t particularly aggressively-priced, generally.

Google Music is now available in the UK, and it offers both a Spotify-like all you can eat streaming service for $10 a month (roughly £8-odd), or a ‘locker’ service for free. This lets you sync up to 20,000 of your own tunes with the Google cloud – so you can listen to your tracks without an old-school iPod.

Switch over to this Cloud way of living and Chromecast starts to look fairly attractive as a tiny little home Hi-Fi unit.

Price: Free