Looking for a way to download the best Chromecast app for PC or Laptop? This article is a list of apps to cast from your Windows 10 PC. We also explain how to find additional apps from the Windows 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.
Table of contents
- Chromecast apps for your PC
- 1. PlayTo TV
- 2. AV Cast
- 3. Cast to ChromeCast (paid)
- 4. RealPlayer Cloud
- 5. Video Caster
- 6. Videostream – Chrome App
- Spoticast for Spotify (Paid)7.
- 8. Playcast (Paid)
- 9. Screen Mirror to Chromecast (Paid)
- Search and Find More
- Can I Cast from Microsoft Edge Browser?
- How to Cast Your Desktop, Cast Anything
Chromecast apps for your PC
If you have any questions on casting from Windows 10, drop me a comment and I’ll help you find an answer.
The best way to find Chromecast-supported apps for your Windows phone or PC is to search the Apps Store. The Windows Apps Store has a good collection of apps (cast software) with Chromecast support. Here are a few free apps that I found.
1. PlayTo TV
PlayTo TV supports DLNA Smart TVs/Media Players/Blu-ray Players, Roku, Chromecast, Fire TV, and Apple TV. You can stream content from the internet and also play local files from your computer.
You can install the app from here.
2. 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.”
Here is the link to AV Cast.
3. Cast to ChromeCast (paid)
Cast to ChromeCast is an app built for Chromecast users. You can play your own local videos on your ChromeCast or Android TV directly from your PC. This, however, is not a free app.
4. RealPlayer Cloud
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.
5. Video Caster
Video Caster promises to “Cast videos to any Chromecast or Google Cast device.”. It does not have a great rating on the app store, but most of the reviews say that it works. Give it a try.
6. Videostream – Chrome App
Our next app on the list is not really a Windows native app. However, if you are a Windows 10 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.
Spoticast for Spotify (Paid)7.
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!
8. 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. “
9. Screen Mirror to Chromecast (Paid)
“Mirror your Windows PC Screen to a Chromecast-enabled device.”
You can find this app here.
Search and Find More
As I explained above, search “Chromecast” on your Windows Store, on the 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 the Edge browser lets you send media that you are playing on Edge to a DLNA- or Miracast-compatible devices, such as a smart TV or an Xbox One console.
You can use the Cast feature on Edge to send videos from YouTube, music from Pandora, or your photo 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 the Miracast or DLNA device you want to cast.
How 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 setup 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, and start casting from another one. It will take only less than a minute.