How to cast from PC to Chromecast

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How to cast from PC to TV with Chromecast? It is still one of the most frequently asked questions on the internet. Nowadays, there is no shortage of televisions that allow you to stream content directly to the big screen. But Google’s Chromecast was the streaming dongle that made this feature really popular. Today there are TVs and streaming boxes with integrated Chromecast. Hence it remains the most popular method of casting phone screens to TV.

But did you know that it also works as a desktop? Today we will show you how to cast screen from Windows PC and MAC to TV via Chromecast. The

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Google Chrome browser is the only thing you need to broadcast your PC screen Chromecast. Of course, you need a working Chromecast connected to the same WiFi as your desktop. Like you would on your phone, you will see the Cast icon that you can click on.

CAST TAB BUTTON NOT PRESENT ON CHROME

Can’t find the Cast button in the Chrome toolbar? With mobile apps, you only see the Cast button when Chromecast is available on the same WiFi network. On the desktop, you can pin the Cast button on the Chrome toolbar. 

This makes it easy to share your Windows PC or MAC screen to your TV via Chromecast while also allowing you to cast any webpage to your TV with a single click. To add the missing Cast button to the Chrome toolbar, follow the steps below.

  1. Click the three-dot overflow menu button in the top right corner on Chrome.
  2. From the menu, select Cast…
  3. The Cast button will temporarily appear in the toolbar along with the options to cast.
  4. Right-click the Cast button and click the Always Show icon.

From now on, you don’t have to depend on Chrome to see the Cast button. It will stay in that place forever. Using this feature, you can extend the PC screen to Chromecast.

HOW TO SEE PC SCREEN ON TV VIA CHROMECAST

You can mirror the screen with Chromecast, some app media, and even locally stored media from an Android device. You can do all this on your desktop too and more. That is, you can cast online media or cast your desktop PC to Chromecast. This will also broadcast all the media files you are playing. However, from the desktop, you can also cast a Chrome tab to your Chromecast.

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HOW TO CAST GOOGLE CHROME TO CHROMECAST?

With Chrome, you can cast a browser tab to TV using Chromecast. This allows you to cast any online media to your Chromecast if a website doesn’t support the feature. Popular websites like YouTube support casting videos to Chromecast. To cast a card to Chromecast for desktop, follow these steps.

  1. Open a tab that you want to cast to Chromecast.
  2. Click the Cast button in the Chrome toolbar.
  3. Click the Sources button in the popup that appears.
  4. The Merges tab option should be selected by default. If not, click on it to select it.
  5. Please select an available Chromecast device from the list by clicking on it.

HOW TO CAST VIDEOS AND MOVIES FROM PC TO CHROMECAST

If some media files are stored locally on your PC, you can still cast them to TV with Chromecast. Note that Chromecast supports not all file types. For example, only MP4 and WebM video formats are supported. To cast a locally stored media file from your desktop to your Chromecast, follow these steps.

  1. Launch Google Chrome on the desktop.
  2. Click the Cast button in the Chrome toolbar.
  3. Click the Sources button in the popup that appears.
  4. From the options, select the Cast file option.
  5. Please find the file you want to stream and select it.
  6. Then, click on an available Chromecast device from the list to cast your desktop to it.

HOW TO CAST THE COMPUTER SCREEN

As mentioned, Chromecast doesn’t support all media formats. If you want to cast an unsupported file, you can play it on the desktop and then cast the desktop to the TV using Chromecast. You can also cast your desktop to Chromecast to enhance the video calling experience or for any other reason. Whatever it is, follow the steps below to cast your desktop to your Chromecast.

  1. Launch Google Chrome on the desktop.
  2. Click the Cast button in the Chrome toolbar.
  3. Click the Sources button in the popup that appears.
  4. From the options, select Cast desktop.
  5. Then, click on an available Chromecast device from the list to cast your desktop to it.
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