Cast video from Chromecast-enabled apps to your TV

Casting to your TV is a way to enjoy your favourite apps optimised for the big screen. You can use your mobile device or tablet as a remote and control everything from playback to volume via the Google Home app. 

Before you begin casting

  1. Connect your mobile device, tablet or computer to a Wi-Fi network.
  2. The mobile device, tablet or computer that you're using to cast must be on the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast or TV with Chromecast Built-In. 
  3. You must be running the latest version of the Chromecast-enabled app. You can always double check that you're on the latest version by visiting the Google Play Store or Apple App Store and checking for app updates.

Cast from Chromecast-enabled apps to your TV

  1. Make sure that the mobile device, tablet or computer that you're using to cast is on the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast or TV with Chromecast Built-In.
  2. Open a Chromecast-enabled app.
  3. Tap the cast button Inactive cast extension .
    • Note: The cast button isn't located in the same place across all Chromecast-enabled apps.
  4. Tap the device to which you'd like to cast.
  5. When you're connected, the cast button will turn solid, letting you know that you're connected.
  6. You can now cast videos, movies and TV shows directly to your TV.
  7. To stop casting, tap the cast button and then Disconnect.

For more help with Android phones, go to Cast music and video from your phone to a device.

Cast from Chromecast-enabled apps from iOS 13 devices 

  1. Make sure that the mobile device, tablet or computer that you are using to cast is on the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast or TV with Chromecast Built-In.
  2. Open a Chromecast-enabled app.
  3. If it requires location permissions, tap Yes.
    1. Some Cast-enabled apps may request location permissions and may not be able to cast if location permissions are not granted.
  4. In the Chromecast-enabled app, tap the cast button Inactive cast extension .
    1. The cast button isn't located in the same place on all Chromecast-enabled apps.
  5. Tap the device to which you'd like to cast.
  6. If you're unable to cast, you may need to wait for the Chromecast-enabled app to release a new version to support cast on iOS devices running iOS 13.

Please note that casting may also be enabled from your laptop on the websites of Chromecast-enabled apps. To learn more, visit Chromecast-enabled site vs. casting a tab. In order to cast from Chrome, please make sure that you have the cast button installed on your Chrome browser.

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

To avoid automatic switching, Android users can go to the device's Wi-Fi settings and forget 'Network B' to ensure that the Android device is connected to the same 'Network A' as the Chromecast or TV with Chromecast Built-In.

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

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