Cast media to or from your Pixel Tablet

You can cast video and music from another device to your Pixel Tablet's screen, or cast media, your entire screen, or a specific app from your Pixel Tablet to another device that works with Google Cast, like a smart TV.

Important: To dock your Pixel Tablet or use Hub Mode, you need a Charging Speaker Dock. You can purchase the Pixel Tablet with or without a dock, or purchase a dock separately.

Cast to your Pixel Tablet

If you want to cast media to your Pixel Tablet, you need to attach your tablet to a Charging Speaker Dock. Before you start, make sure to connect your tablet to the same Wi-Fi network as your cast devices.

You can transfer and control music or video across different cast devices, including:

  • Cast speakers
  • Smart displays
  • Devices that work with Google Cast and Google TV built-in

To cast music or video to your Pixel Tablet:

  1. Make sure your Pixel Tablet is on the same Wi-Fi network as the device you want to cast from.
  2. Make sure your Pixel Tablet is attached to a Charging Speaker Dock.
  3. Open your preferred app and then play the content that you want to cast.
  4. Tap Cast Cast and then tap the name of your Pixel Tablet.
  5. The media will play on your Pixel Tablet.

Cast from your Pixel Tablet to another device

You can cast your Pixel Tablet's screen to a device that works with Google Cast, like a smart TV.

Important: When you cast your screen to another device, like a TV, all of your actions are visible on the screen you cast to, including message notifications and password entry.

Cast your entire screen to another device

  1. On your Pixel Tablet, swipe down from the top of the screen to access your Quick Settings.
  2. Tap Screen Cast and then tap the device you want to cast to and then tap Start casting.
    • If the "Screen Cast" tile doesn't appear in your Quick Settings, tap Edit and then drag the Screen Cast tile to the top section and then tap Back .
    • If screens don't appear when you tap Screen Cast, make sure the destination device is on and connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your tablet.
  3. To stop the cast, swipe down from the top of your screen and then tap Screen Cast and then Disconnect.

Cast a single app to another device

You can cast a specific app on your Pixel Tablet to another device's screen. Only the app you choose is shared on the device's screen.

  1. Swipe down from the top of your screen.
  2. Tap Screen Cast and then tap the device you want to cast to and then A single app and then Start casting.
    • If the "Screen Cast" tile doesn't appear in your Quick Settings, tap Edit and then drag the Screen Cast tile to the top section and then tap Back .
    • If screens don't appear when you tap Screen Cast, make sure the destination device is on and connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your tablet.
  3. Tap the app you want to share to start casting your screen.
  4. To stop the cast, swipe down from the top of the screen and then tap Screen Cast and then Disconnect.
    • Note: You can also close the app or lock your device to stop casting.

Troubleshoot issues with casting to or from your Pixel Tablet

If the cast icon doesn't appear

  • Make sure the app you're using is cast-enabled.
  • Toggle Wi-Fi off and on.
  • Close and re-open the app, then try to cast again.

If a device isn't available to cast to

  • Make sure the device you want to cast to is cast-enabled.
  • Toggle Wi-Fi off and on.
  • Turn the cast-enabled device off and on again.

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