Nowadays, People are relying on Smart TVs to watch media content over the internet. Apart from streaming media content through the internet, Smart TV also lets you mirror the things that are available on your Android devices. To cast from Android to TV, you need to download a casting app on your device. On Google Play Store, you can find numerous apps for casting. Hence, it will be difficult for a new user to find the best one. So, we have compiled a list of the top 7 and best casting apps that you can download for Smart TV.
If your Smart TV has built-in Chromecast or Miracast support, you can cast media contents by simply
- Connect your Android device and Smart TV to the same network.
- Open Settings and find the Cast menu.
- Select your Smart TV and enable permission to mirror your device screen.
- Start casting your media contents on the TV.
Note: These best casting apps are supported on all Smart TVs like Samsung, Vizio, Sony, Toshiba, LG, and much more.
Best Casting Apps for Smart TV
- Cast to TV
- LocalCast for Chromecast
- BubbleUPnP for DLNA/Chromecast/Smart TV
- Mirroring360 Sender
- Google Home
Cast to TV
Play Store rating: 4.5/5
Without any doubt, Cast to TV is a free and one of the best casting apps to cast media contents on Smart TV. It is one of the highly-rated applications available on Google Play Store. Download it on your Android device and cast local pictures, audio, and videos to smart TV with ease. It supports different casting media to different streaming platforms like Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, Xbox, and DLNA devices.
Apart from casting local videos, Cast to TV also supports online videos. Upon launching, the app will search and display all the media contents on your screen. You just need to select the media and your Smart TV to start the casting.
LocalCast for Chromecast
Play Store rating: 4.2/5
If your Smart TV has built-in Chromecast support, LocalCast for Chromecast is the first app you need to download. Apart from Chromecast, you can also use this cast Android media content to devices like Roku, Firestick, Apple TV, Nexus Player, and many more. Even though some of the features work only with Chromecast, you can use this app to cast all kinds of media contents from your Android device to Smart TV.
The application is completely free to download and use on Android devices. However, you can unlock the premium version for ad-free and premium features.
Play Store rating: 4.2/5
The next one on our list is iMediaShare. Use this app to cast images, videos, and audio instantly to any internet-connected TV. By default, iMediaShare identifies the nearby devices connected to the same network and display them immediately on your device. It also presents intuitive controls to function as a remote. It means you can use the app to increase/decrease volume, playback, and switch between videos.
One of the advantages of having iMediaShare it presents options to cast your Facebook videos. Just, click the Facebook icon on its home screen and configure your FB account details to watch your videos on bigger screens.
BubbleUPnP for DLNA/Chromecast/Smart TV
Play Store rating: 4.1/5
Perhaps, BubbleUPnP is also one of the best casting apps to cast media contents virtually to any wireless device including Smart TV. One of the major highlights of BubbleUPnP is that you can use this app to cast media files that you’ve stored on cloud storage like Google Drive, OneDrive, Google Photos, and Dropbox. You can even cast audio contents from services like TIDAL and Qobuz.
BubbleUPnP is available in two versions: Free and paid. The paid version needs a one-time payment of $4.69 and it lets you access premium features.
Play Store rating: 3.7/5
AllCast is the best mirror casting app that you can download on your Android devices. From Smart TV to Firestick, you can use AllCast to cast all kinds of media contents from your Android device. All you have to do is download the AllCast app from the PlayStore and connect your Smart TV & Android to the same network. Launch the app, select your Smart TV, and then start sending your media contents.
Once you have downloaded the app, you can use the free version only for five minutes. Hence, you need to unlock the premium version to use the app afterward.
Play Store rating: 3.5/5
Like BubbleUPnP, Mirroring360 Sender is available in two variants: Free and paid. Make use of the free version before purchasing the paid version ($9.99). Apart from casting the usual media files, Mirroring360 Sender also helps you to cast games to larger screens like Windows, Mac, Fire TV, and other Android devices. Mirroring360 Sender is also available for Windows PC’s and laptops.
Play Store rating: 4/5
If you’re an owner of Chromecast, you must have heard about Google Home. The population lets you cast all kind of media contents from Android device to Chromecast connected TV with ease. However, its feature is not limited there. By connecting your Smart TV and Android device to the same WiFi network, Google Home will help you to mirror your Android device on the Smart TV screen. Thereby, you can watch all types of locally stored media files and online content.
These are the 7 apps that we suggest you to download. Try these apps on your device and share your feedback below. You can also suggest the app that deserved to be on this list.