Use Chromecast with your Chromebook

You can view your favorite videos, photos, and websites on your TV using Chromecast.

Before you set up

For Chromecast to work on your Chromebook, you'll need:

Set up Chromecast with your Chromebook

  1. Turn on your TV.
  2. Plug in your Chromecast. Learn how to plug your Chromecast in to your TV.
  3. Using the Input or Source button on your TV remote, change the input on your TV until you see the Chromecast home screen.
  4. On your Chromebook, sign in to your account.
  5. Follow the steps that show on your TV. Learn how to set up Chromecast.

Cast from your Chromebook

Cast from Chrome
  1. Open Chrome Chrome.
  2. At the top right, select More and then Cast.
  3. Select Cast to.
  4. Choose whether you’d like to share your current tab in Chrome (Cast tab) or your whole screen (Cast desktop).
  5. Select your Chromecast.

To stop sharing, select Stop.

Cast media from a website

Important: You can only cast YouTube to a TV.

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. Select New tab New tab.
  3. Open a website, like YouTube.
  4. Select the media you want to cast.
  5. At the bottom right, select the time.
    • If you have your Media controls pinned, select Media controls .
  6. On the Media Player, select Cast .
    • If there are multiple media, open Media Player, then select a media to cast.
  7. Select a device.

Tip: To stop casting, select Stop Casting.

Cast from your desktop
  1. At the bottom right, select the time.
  2. Make sure Wi-Fi is turned on. Learn how to connect to Wi-Fi.
  3. Make sure Bluetooth is turned on. Learn how to turn on Bluetooth.
  4. Select Cast devices available.
  5. Select your Chromecast.
  6. Choose what you’d like to share.
  7. Select Share. The window will appear on your TV screen.

To stop sharing your screen:

  1. At the bottom right, select the time.
  2. Next to "Casting screen," select Stop.
Cast videos stored on Google Drive
  1. In the corner of your screen, select the Launcher .
  2. Select Files .
  3. Select  My Drive.
  4. Find your video file, then double-click it.
  5. In the window that opens, at the bottom right, select Cast .
  6. Choose your Chromecast.

To stop sharing your video, click Cast and then Stop.

Fix problems with Chromecast

For more help, go to the Chromecast help center.

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