Cast a Chrome tab on your TV

Use your PC and Chromecast device to show a Chrome tab or your screen on your TV.

You can cast most web content. Some plugins won't work, like Silverlight, QuickTime, and VLC.

To show Chrome on your TV, you need:

Cast a tab from Chrome

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More and then Cast.
  3. Choose the Chromecast device you want to use.
    • If the Chromecast is already in use, the current content is replaced.
  4. To end the cast, on the right of the address bar, click Cast and then Stop casting.

Tip: On Chromecast-enabled sites, cast directly from the media player.

What you'll find in Chrome

  • When you cast a tab to a TV, a Display icon Display appears on the tab.
  • When there's an active Cast session, the Cast connected icon appears to the right of the address bar next to your extensions.

To use a shortcut in Chrome, add the Cast button.

Tip: The videos or images you cast appear on your computer and TV, but the sound only plays on your TV. Sounds for other tabs and apps still play on your computer.

Cast your computer screen

You can display your entire computer screen with Chrome on Mac, Windows, or Chrome OS.

Note: When you cast your screen, the audio might play on your computer. To play the audio on your TV instead, cast the tab.

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More and then Cast.
  3. Click Sources Down Arrow and then click Cast screen.
  4. Choose the Chromecast device you want to cast your screen on.

Cast music and videos from your computer

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. Open the file you want to cast in a Chrome tab.
  3. Drag and drop the file into a Chrome tab, or use a keyboard shortcut:
    • Windows: Ctrl + O
    • Mac: command + O
  4. At the top right, click More More and then Cast.
  5. Choose the Chromecast enabled device you want to use.

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