Five apps that take Chromecast to the next level

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Chromecast(s goog) is primarily used to access video services such as Netflix(s nflx), YouTube and Hulu Plus, but Google’s streaming stick has the potential to do a whole lot more. For a glimpse at Chromecast’s future — and a more interactive Chromecast experience — check out these five apps:

GamingCast

GamingCast for Android is a simple retro game collection for Chromecast that lets you play Snake, Pong, Tetris and Xonix on your TV while using your Android device as a game controller.

gamingcast on chromecast

There is a little lag when playing, but these types of games obviously aren’t exactly known for super-smooth graphics either. GamingCast is fun, but also shows there’s some interesting potential for casual gaming on Chromecast.

QCast

QCast for Android is a quiz show that lets multiple players compete against each other. Okay, show is a bit of an overstatement, the game is really very bare-bones, but the questions are…

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