Google Play Movies & TV app

Use Chromecast to cast movies & TV shows from the Google Play Movies & TV app from your phone, tablet or computer to your TV.

Note: Chromecast requires Google Play Movies & TV app version 2.6.9 or higher on Android and version  1.0.1 on iOS. To update to the latest version, visit Google Play or the Apple App Store.

Cast from the Google Play Movies & TV app to your TV using your phone or tablet

  1. Make sure your mobile phone or tablet is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast device.
  2. Open the Google Play Movies & TV app Google Play Movies.
  3. Select My Movies or My TV shows.
  4. Choose a movie or show.
  5. Tap the Cast icon Cast.
  6. Select your Chromecast from the device list.
  7. Tap Play Play on the Google Play Movies & TV app Google Play Movies.

Cast from the Google Play Movies & TV app to your TV using your computer

If you haven't already, you'll need to download and use Google Chrome to cast movies using your computer.

  1. Make sure you're running the latest version of Chrome. If you're having trouble, here's how to get Chrome updates.
  2. Open Chrome.
  3. Make sure your computer is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast device.
  4. Go to Google Play Movies. 
  5. Click My Movies or My TV shows.
  6. Choose a movie or show.
  7. Click Play.
  8. Click the Cast button Cast near the top right corner of the video player. If you’ve pinned the Cast button to your toolbar, you can also click the Cast button Cast at the upper right corner of your browser.
  9. Select your Chromecast from the device list.

You may continue to use your phone or tablet to perform other tasks while your video is playing. To control your video, select the Cast button from the notification bar at the top of your device. All video functions, such as Play, Pause, Rewind, etc., can be controlled from your phone or tablet as they normally would. To disconnect your device from your Chromecast, select the Cast button and then select your phone or tablet.

Note: 

  • Video quality may appear poor for the first few minutes. This is expected and will improve as you watch.
  • You may cast movies and TV shows from the Google Play Movies & TV app that you have rented or purchased from Google Play. At this time, you cannot cast rentals that have been downloaded to your device.
  • If you’re using the Google Play Movies & TV app for the first time, visit this page to learn more about using the app on your device. To get started, visit Google Play on your device to rent or buy videos.

If you're having trouble, try our Chromecast Troubleshooting tips.

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