Cast a Chrome tab on your TV

You can use a Chromecast device to show a Chrome tab or your screen on your TV.

You can show most web content. Some plug-ins won't work, like Silverlight, QuickTime and VLC.

To show Chrome on your TV, you’ll 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 that 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.

What you'll find in Chrome

  • When you cast a tab to a TV, a Display icon Display appears on the tab.
  • On the right of the address bar, next to your extensions, the cast-connected icon appears in blue. This indicates that there's an active cast session.

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

Cast videos and media

  1. On the video or media that you want to cast, click Cast Cast
  2. Select your TV from the list of available devices.

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

Cast your computer screen

You can display your entire computer screen using Chrome on Mac, Windows and Chrome OS.

Note: To play the audio on your TV, use a Windows computer.

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More and then Cast.
  3. Click Sources Down arrow.
  4. Click Cast desktop.
  5. Choose the Chromecast device where you want to watch the content.

Cast music and videos from your computer

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. Open the file that 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:  + o
  4. At the top right, click More More and then Cast.
  5. Choose the Chromecast-enabled device that you want to use.

Related articles

Chromecast troubleshooting tips
Chromecast keyboard shortcuts

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