Several new apps for Google’s Chromecast have been added to the lineup, including the WATCH Disney, WATCH Disney Junior, and WATCH Disney XD suite of apps, as well as the WATCH ABC where you can stream TV shows, sports and local news programmng . Video gamers and those who like to watch gameplay can finally stream Twitch on Chromecast. The website, to be acquired by Amazon for $970M, also integrates social media and chat features.
The iHeart Radio app has also launched for Chromecast, giving users access to millions of songs arranged by artist, song, and genre. And, public talk radio is now easily accessible with the NPR One app for Chromecast.
Two lesser-known but useful apps for Chromecast include the fitness application DailyBurn that streams high-definition (HD) quality workouts. And, last but not least Dramafever is a great little app for those who enjoy drama-genre television and movies from international locations such as Asia, Europe and Latin America – all free-of-charge.
See brief descriptions of all new apps further below.
This week Sling Media also announced Chromecast support for their Slingbox device, giving users the ability to watch live and recording programming anywhere with a Wi-Fi/internet-connected PC or mobile device streaming from their cable or satellite TV service. The Sling models that now support Chromecast include the M1, 350, and SlingTV/500. Devices that can use Slingbox with Chromecast include Apple iPhone, Apple iPad, and Android phones. Sling says support for Android tablets is in development.
Here are the newest Chromecast channels with brief descriptions.
- WATCH ABC
Enjoy full episodes and more of your favorite ABC TV shows, sports and local news.
- WATCH Disney
Watch full episodes and more of your favorite Disney Channel shows!
- WATCH Disney Junior
Watch full episodes and more of your favorite Disney Junior shows!
- WATCH Disney XD
Watch full episodes and more of your favorite Disney XD shows!
Instantly watch your favorite games and chat with other players. It’s all live!
- iHeart Radio
Millions of Songs. Thousands of Stations. One Free App.
- NPR One
NPR One is a stream of audio stories just for you. Public radio made personal.
DailyBurn is the best fitness anywhere, with HD-quality workouts to get you fit!
Watch hundreds of hit TV Shows & Movies from Asia, Europe and Latin America free
Other popular apps already available on Chromecast include Netflix, YouTube, Pandora, HBO Go, Hulu Plus, Watch ESPN, and Google Play.