Cast from Google Cast-enabled apps to the TV

Casting to your TV is a simple way to enjoy your favorite apps optimized for the big screen. You can even use your mobile device or tablet as a remote and control everything from playback to volume. Let's get started!

Discover Google Cast-enabled apps that work with your TV.

Before you begin casting
  1. Your mobile device must be connected to a Wi-Fi network to work. Note: To allow guests to cast without being on your Wi-Fi network, please read How to set up guest mode.
  2. The mobile device, tablet or computer you are using to cast must be on the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast.
  3. You must be running the latest version of the Google Cast-enabled app. You can always double check that you are on the latest version by visiting the Google Store or Apple App Store and checking for any app updates.
Cast from Google Cast-enabled apps to your TV
  1. Open a Google Cast-enabled app.
  2. In the top right corner, touch the Cast button Inactive cast extension .
  3. Touch the device you'd like to cast to.
  4. When you're connected, the Cast button will turn color, letting you know you're connected.
  5. You can now cast videos, movies and TV shows directly to your TV.
  6. To stop casting, touch the Cast button in the top right corner. Touch Disconnect.
Find new content to cast

There’s a lot of great content to enjoy from your favorite Cast-enabled apps and we’ve don’t want you to miss a single great tune or podcast.

Within the Chromecast app, touch What’s On to browse content and find new stuff that’s available on your Cast-enabled apps you’ve already installed. Touch Get Apps to discover content from apps you don’t have installed yet. Here’s more on how to discover new content. You can also visit the our website to see a list of all Cast-enabled apps and available content.


For more information on developing for Cast, please visit our Cast Developer Help Center.

Please note: Casting may also be enabled from your laptop on the websites of Google Cast-enabled apps. To learn more, visit Google Cast-enabled app vs. Casting a tab. In order to cast from Chrome, please ensure you have the Google Cast extension installed on your Chrome browser.

If your home has two or more isolated networks available, your Android device may auto-switch between networks depending on signal strength. This could affect whether you see the Cast icon or not in your applications.

To avoid auto-switching, Android users can go to your devices WiFi settings and Forget 'Network B' to ensure that your Android device is connected to the same 'Network A' as your Chromecast.

If you're having trouble with a Google Cast-enabled app, please try our Chromecast Troubleshooting tips.

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