Stevie for Chromecast
Social media addicts will no doubt love the Stevie app. It brings together your Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts into one place and creates a virtual TV show of each account for you to look through on your TV. On top of that, Stevie also brings together social media content from bands, magazines and other public figures and creates another TV channel where you can see what they’ve been up to or search for additional content using hash tags.
Autocast is an extention of the Tasker app, enabling the user to automate some of their TV’s functions when the Chromecast is in use. The commands on offer are great and by enabling just a handful of them, you’ll find using your Chromecast not only easier, but also considerably quicker. One of the coolest features is its automatic volume adjuster, that instantly recognises when the volume of any videos played through it is too quiet or loud and changes it accordingly.
As far as media servers go, BubbleUPnP is one of the more stable ones that offer Chromecast support. It can be used to stream any music or films stored on your device directly on to your TV, or linked with a number of cloud storage accounts to stream from the cloud. Once connected, the app turns into a virtual remote, giving users playback controls for their media and a playlist feature to line up the media files to play next.
The reason we added Copy to our list of essential Chromecast upgrades is that it provides one of the few cloud storage solutions that has been full opened up to stream across to your TV. Its entire suite of features are Chromecast compatible and although some users will take advantage of its media streaming functions, where it really shines is with how you can stream your encrypted and personal files across to it.
Okay so it may not look like much, but Grail Cast is a surprisingly addictive multiplayer game purposely built for Chromecast. You and up to 4 friends are tasked with trying to gather as many items of treasures within a variety of labyrinths against the clock. You need an awful amount of skill to avoid walking in to walls and finding all the treasures on certain levels, but some of the latter levels are unforgiving in their difficulty.
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