Google’s Chromecast is the best Streaming Media Player which is getting more popular now. In India, after the entry of Jio, people are getting more data at a higher speed. Hence the popularity for video streaming service is also getting higher. Many people are watching videos on YouTube also.
As I already mentioned about Chromecast in my previous article, its a Streaming Media Player from Google, which let you watch your favorite programs, videos, etc on a bigger screen. Today I will let you know top 5 application which can be installed on your Android mobile and stream the contents to a Bigger screen. You can cast the contents to TV or monitor.
Top 5 Applications Includes
For, YouTube, no introduction needed, as we all know, it’s a Video App where you can upload and watch all the contents free. YouTube application have an inbuilt Chromecast support which let you watch all the contents from YouTube to a bigger screen. Google designed Chromecast primarily for YouTube, so the Videos from YouTube will be paid seamlessly in High Quality itself.
We noticed that even with slow speed the video is playing on TV without buffering. If you are a YouTube lover, Chromecast is a must application for you.
Hotstar is the popular application in India now, which Movies, TV Shows, Sports, etc. It’s from Star Group and all the Star Network channel programs and live sports events from Star Sports can be watched like and exclusively through this app. Hotstar is also having inbuilt Chromecast support, in which all the contents can be streamed on the TV too.
Since its a subscription-based service premium contents can be accessible only if you Pay Rs.199 per month in Including Live Sports, If you are not subscribed, you can watch all the free content and the Live Sports with a 5 Minute delay. Even though Hotstar supports Chromecast, it requires minimum 3-4mbps connection speed to stream smoothly, otherwise, you may experience little buffering.
Netflix is the popular video streaming service which is used internationally and now it’s available in India also. The main highlight of this service is that you will get large access to Hollywood movies, English TV shows, etc. The movies are updated daily. Netflix also has original content, in which you can watch there own TV shows which will not be available anywhere else.
Netflix also offers Indian contents for India, but those libraries are small and not so good as another service like Spuul or Hooq. One more drawback of Netflix is that there is no content available free, you can access only on the basis of subscription and the subscription available at Rs.500/-, Rs. 650/- and Rs.800/- per month which is a bit high.
Chromecast support for Netflix is excellent, the video will be optimized and play on TV smoothly, however, you must need at least 3-4mbps internet connection for good quality, else the video quality will be very low.
Gaana is an online music application where you can get Bollywood and other regional music free. You will get Songs in Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, etc. Almost all the latest movie songs are updated in Gaana Regularly and you can listen to all those contents free. However, if you go for the subscription of Rs.99/- per month, you will get additional features such as Download Songs, High-Quality Audio and Ad free application.
Gaana also has inbuilt Chromecast support and you can listen to all the music on your TV too. Since it is a music app, it will work on slow speed internet too. It will stream music even in 1mbps internet connection too.
Hooq is also another video streaming service in which you can get access to English, Hindi and other Regional Indian Language movies. The English library also has popular TV Shows. Compared to Netflix, the collections are much lesser but considering the subscription, Hooq is much better than Netflix, You only need to pay Rs.89 per month for Hooq whereas Subscription for Netflix starts at Rs.500 per month
Hooq also supports Chromecast and you can get all videos on TV. The video casting is not so optimized in Hooq and it will take some time to load the content on TV and in slow speed connection, you may experience buffering. However, if you are using a 5mbps connection at least, you may not find any difficulty.