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Use Chromecast with your Chromebook

You can view your favourite 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, click More More and then Cast.
  3. Click Cast to.
  4. Choose whether you’d like to share your current tab in Chrome (Cast tab) or your whole screen (Cast desktop).
  5. Click your Chromecast.

To stop sharing, click Stop.

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

To stop sharing your screen:

  1. Click your account photo.
  2. Next to 'Casting screen', click Stop.
Cast videos stored on Google Drive
  1. Click the Launcher Launcher and then Up arrow Up arrow.
  2. Click Files Files app icon.
  3. Click My Drive.
  4. Find your video file, then double-click it.
  5. In the window that opens, at the bottom-right, click Cast Cast.
  6. Choose your Chromecast.

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

Fix problems with Chromecast

For more help, go to the Chromecast Help Centre.

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