Which Streaming Services are Compatible with Chromecast?


Google Chromecast is compatible for use with a lot of Australian streaming services, here’s five of the most popular including several that offer free trials.

What Is Google Chromecast?

It’s a streaming device which allows users to stream music and videos to any TV outfitted with an HDMI port. The device plugs directly into the HDMI input, thus no cables are required for connection. All you need to do is plug in Chromecast and you are good to go. By using a Chromecast app on your PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone, you can control what you are watching.

How Does Google Chromecast work?

Well, it’s simple. First, you need to plug the dongle into a HDMI input. Most TVs today come with multiple HDMI inputs, so this shouldn’t be a problem.

Next, since this device is not battery-powered, you need to power it by connecting the Chromecast to your TV’s free USB port using a USB cable, or plugging it into a power point using the supplied power adapter (recommended).

And finally, you need to have Google Chrome installed on your computer or the Google Home app installed on your device to set up and control Chromecast. Through Wi-Fi, content from the internet is streamed to the device and then your TV.

Chromecast

Stream Your Favourites with Google Chromecast

Stream your favourite shows and movies from any device with Google Chromecast. Watch the best of Netflix, Stan, Kayo Sports, and more on a bigger screen in HD with this small yet powerful device.

What Streaming Apps work on Google Chromecast?

So, how can you watch free movies on Google Chromecast? For that, you will need to install video streaming apps. There are several apps that are subscription based. However, there are a few that are free as well. But, before going further, let’s take Netflix as an example. Launch the app and choose your desired program. Once you do, tap the Cast icon, and then select Chromecast Netflix to play on. As a result, whatever you select plays on your TV via Chromecast.

Below we have listed a few streaming apps you can use if you are looking to watch free movies:

Netflix

One of the first video streaming apps to have been associated with Chromecast, Netflix is considered the “king of streaming.” TV shows and movies can be browsed much faster if you are a Netflix subscriber. Even better, there is a free 30-day trial you can take advantage of.

Netflix

Netflix Plans

Plan
Inclusions
Price
Premium - Netflix from Telstra
  • No Contract, Cancel anytime
  • Premium - Netflix from Telstra
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Stream 4 devices at once
  • Watch in HD and UHD
  • $19.99/mth
$19.99/mth
Min Cost - $19.99 over 1 month

Standard - Netflix from Telstra
  • No Contract, Cancel anytime
  • Standard - Netflix from Telstra
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Stream 2 devices at once
  • Watch in HD
  • $13.99/mth
$13.99/mth
Min Cost - $13.99 over 1 month

Basic - Netflix from Telstra
  • No Contract, Cancel anytime
  • Basic - Netflix from Telstra
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Stream on one device at a time
  • Watch in SD
  • $9.99/mth
$9.99/mth
Min Cost - 9.99 over 1 month

Last audited 09 September 2020

Kayo

Kayo is a sports streaming service that’s dedicated to delivering sports, live and on-demand. With its 14-day trial, it’s a good way to break from your regular binge-watching and stream live sports instead. There’s a lot of exciting games going on at the moment so you might as well take advantage of Kayo’s free offer.

Kayo

Kayo Plans

Plan
Inclusions
Price
Basic - Kayo Sports from Telstra
  • Save $10/mth on Kayo for 12 mths
  • Basic - Kayo Sports from Telstra
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Watch on 2 devices concurrently
  • Watch Live NRL, AFL, Super Rugby + more
  • $15/mth
$15/mth
Min Cost - $15/month for first 12 mths, $25/month afterwards

Premium - Kayo Sports from Telstra
  • Save $10/mth on Kayo for 12 mths
  • Premium - Kayo Sports from Telstra
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Watch on 3 devices concurrently
  • Watch Live NRL, AFL, Super Rugby + more
  • $25/mth
$25/mth
Min Cost - $25/month for first 12 mths, $35/month afterwards

Basic
  • New customers: 14 day free trial
  • Basic
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Watch on 2 devices concurrently
  • Watch Live NRL, AFL, Super Rugby + more
  • $25/mth
$25/mth
$25/month after 14 days free trial; no lock-in contracts.

Premium
  • New customers: 14 day free trial
  • Premium
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Watch on 3 devices concurrently
  • Watch Live NRL, AFL, Super Rugby + more
  • $35/mth
$35/mth
$0 for two-week free trial, $35 for Premium subscription; no lock-in contracts.

Last audited 14 September 2020

hayu

hayu is the ultimate go-to destination for all things reality TV. From hit series like Keeping Up With the Kardashians to limited specials like Citizen Rose, you can find the best of reality TV across a wide range of genres with hayu. Best of all, you can get instant access to thousands of episodes from hayu’s vast library with a 30 day free trial.

hayu

hayu Plan

Plan
Inclusions
Price
Monthly Subscription
  • 30 day free trial
  • Monthly Subscription
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • hayu app: download shows
  • 6,500+ episodes of reality TV
  • $6.99/mth
$6.99/mth
There is no messy contract to sign, or ugly break-up. You can unsubscribe anytime.

Last audited 09 September 2020

DocPlay

Documentary fans can now suffice their need for real, engaging stories with DocPlay. You can join free for 30 days to access hundreds of the greatest documentaries and factual shows from all over the globe. Even better, you can watch them in high definition with no ads. New titles are added each week so there’s always something that’ll pique your interest.

DocPlay

DocPlay Plan

Plan
Inclusions
Price
Monthly Subscription
  • 30-day free trial
  • Monthly Subscription
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • New docos added weekly
  • Watch on your TV with Chromecast and AirPlay
  • $6.95/mth
$6.95/mth
$6.95/month after 30 days free trial

Last audited 09 September 2020

Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video is the new kid on the block, but it does offer a great range of original shows, full seasons of other hit series, plus hundreds of movies that you can stream anytime and anywhere. What’s even better is how you can kick it all off with a 30 day free trial, which not only grants you access to Prime Video, but also to other perks such as expedited delivery services and exclusive deals on online shopping.

Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Plan

Plan
Inclusions
Price
Monthly Subscription
  • 30-day free trial
  • Monthly Subscription
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Titles available in 4K
  • Use 3 screens at the same time
  • $6.99/mth
$6.99/mth
$6.99/month after 30 days free trial

Last audited 09 September 2020

So, now that you know how to use Google Chromecast, as well as the apps that provide free streaming, watching free movies on Google Chromecast shouldn’t be a problem.

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