Chromecast doesn’t need an introduction among cord-cutters. Despite the lack of interface, Chromecast lets you cast the media contents from your smartphones and PC to TV. On your App Store, you can find tons of apps with Chromecast support. It is impossible to download all the apps. So, we got you a list of the top 11 best iPhone apps that you can download to enhance the functionality of Chromecast dongle or Chromecast built-in TVs:
1. Google Home
If you have purchased a new Chromecast device, you will need the Google Home app on your iPhone to set up the Chromecast. Apart from setting up the device, Google Home helps you to make changes like changing screensavers, wallpapers, Wi-Fi network, renaming the device, and much more.
The app also provides the option to add more than one Chromecast. You can connect and manage all the Chromecast devices that are available in your home. Google Home application is free to download and use.
Netflix is the best Chromecast iPhone app to watch popular movies, TV shows, originals, and documentaries. The app has built-in Google Cast support to mirror the content on bigger screens. By providing a vast library of media content, Netflix will be the first app that you need to add for movies. The application is free to download on your iPhone. But, you need to purchase Netflix plans (starting at $9.00) in order to watch its contents. New users can access the one-month free trial to test its features.
You can create five profiles inside the app. Whenever a new episode or movie (based on your interest) was launched, you will receive a notification about that media with a quick preview option.
Casting Guide: How to Watch Netflix on Chromecast.
3. Google Photos
Google Photos is the best Chromecast app to view all your locally stored videos and pictures on the TV. Birthday pictures, marriage videos, or whatever it may be, you can use Google Photos to view your favorite photos and videos on the bigger screens with your family members. Just connect your iPhone to the same network of Chromecast, tap the Cast icon, select your Chromecast, and start casting your contents.
Google Photos app for iPhone is adding new features frequently. With that, the built-in Cast feature is also getting new updates. Get the Google Photos app from the App Store and cast your photos & videos.
If Netflix is the best Chromecast apps to stream movies and TV shows, Spotify is the ideal one to stream all your favorite songs, playlists, podcasts, and albums on your iPhone. The built-in cast supports enhances the functionality of the app to a new level. They also offer a premium version (starting at $9.99) that you can buy for unlimited skips, ad-free music, and download support.
By creating a playlist, you can stream all your favorite songs in a loop. The wide range of language supports makes it accessible across all parts of the world.
Casting Guide: How to Listen to Chromecast on Spotify.
YouTube doesn’t need any introduction. Without any doubt, it is the best Chromecast iPhone app to stream all kinds of videos on the bigger screens. The YouTube app is entirely free to use on the iPhone and all sorts of platforms. It serves videos under categories like travel, gaming, comedy, technology, science, sports, politics, entertainment, and many more. You can find videos in all sorts of languages.
While streaming other language videos, you can enable subtitles to understand it very quickly. The downloading support helps you to download and watch your favorite videos in offline mode. For audio and live TV, YouTube has dedicated apps called YouTube Music and YouTube TV. They also come with built-in Chromecast support.
Casting Guide: How to Chromecast YouTube Videos.
6. Disney Plus
Disney Plus is one of the best Chromecast apps for iPhone. With the app, you will content from networks like Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, National Geographic, Marvel Studios, and 20th Century Fox. Launched in November 2019, the service is available across major parts of the world.
Some of the interesting features of Disney+ are unlimited downloads for offline streaming, seven user profiles per account, streaming videos in 4K UHD resolution, streaming on four devices simultaneously, and many more. Currently, Disney Plus costs $6.99 per month. If you want to save your money, go for an annual plan, which costs $69.99/year. In India, Disney+ is available in the name of Hotstar.
Casting Guide: How to Watch Disney Plus on Chromecast.
Plex is a popular media center that takes the pictures, audios, and videos stored on your computer and streams them on your iPhone. Apart from streaming them on your iPhone, you can cast your content to the Chromecast. By adding various plugins, you will get access to stream online media content for free. Plex lets you arrange all your pictures and videos with a single tap.
Initially, the Chromecast support was allowed only for Plex Pass subscribers ($4.99 per month). However, the support is currently available for all users.
Casting Guide: How to Chromecast Plex.
8. BBC iPlayer
BBC iPlayer is a UK-based streaming app which you can download for live TV channels and the latest on-demand videos. From news coverage to interesting dramas, BBC iPlayer has everything in its library. It also supports creating a separate account for your child. They can stream their favorite titles from CBBC and CBeebies.
Since it is a UK-based service, the application is geo-restricted in other countries. Users can try a good VPN service on their iPhone to break those restrictions.
Casting Guide: How to Watch BBC iPlayer on Chromecast.
Twitch is a reliable name among gamers. It lets you stream all your gaming videos and live sessions. You can also watch other’s feed right from your iPhone. The Chromecast support ensures that you can enjoy favorite gaming streaming on the bigger screens. While casting the gaming content, you can use your iPhone to chat with the streamers.
It supports several popular games like Fortnite, PUBG, Minecraft, FIFA18, League of Legends, Fall Guys, and many more. Even though Twitch was initially was developed for gaming users, the recent update lets the user watch unique live content like weddings, cooking shows, sports games, and more.
Hulu is another popular Chromecast enabled destination to watch live TV and on-demand content. It hosts tons of movies, exclusive shows, originals, and more. Hulu has two basic plans: $5.99/month and $11.99/month. The first one lets you stream the media contents with ads, whereas the second one provides the uninterrupted streaming ability.
By purchasing Hulu + Live TV plan, users will get access to watch live TV channels like NBC, FOX, ABC, CBS, ESPN, and many more. Hulu also has 50-hours of cloud DVR storage to record your favorite video clips.
Casting Guide: How to Watch Hulu on Chromecast.
11. HBO Max
HBO Max is the latest streaming network from the HBO network. Like other streaming services, it hosts movies and TV series along with HBO originals. The service provides access to media from networks like HBO, DC, Warner Bros, Sesame Workshop, and many more.
Like other HBO streaming services, the service is only accessible in the United States and its territory regions. Currently, the service costs $14.99 per month. Even though the 4K contents weren’t available at the time of launch, the developers have assured that 4K contents will be added within a few months.
Casting Guide: How to Chromecast HBO Max to TV.
Other Popular Chromecast Apps for iPhone
Along with the above-mentioned apps, here are some best Chromecast apps that are available for iPhone
|TV & Movies||Dailymotion, Vudu, Tubi TV, Pluto TV, Amazon Prime Video|
|Music & Audio||Pandora, Musicmatch, TIDAL, SoundCloud, TuneIn Radio|
|Photos & Videos||PBS Kids, Cartoon Network, Facebook, YouTube Kids, Vimeo|
|News||NDTV, CBN News, CNBC, CBS News|
|Sports||FOX Sports GO, CBS Sports, ESPN, WWE, NBA, NFL Game Pass|
Download these Chromecast apps on your iPhone and mention your favorite one. You can also mention the name of the popular app that we’ve missed in the article.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What app do I need for Chromecast iPhone?
In case the streaming app you preferred doesn’t have a Cast icon, you need Streamer for Chromecast or Replica app.
2. Will a Chromecast work with an iPhone?
Yes, iPhone can be cast to Chromecast devices or Chromecast built-in TVs.