Cast movies & shows to a TV

With a Chromecast device, you can play movies and shows from another device on your TV.

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  1. Connect your iPhone or iPad and your Chromecast to the same wireless network.
  2. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Play Movies & TV app Play Movies.
  3. Tap Library and then Movies or TV shows.
  4. Choose a movie or show.
  5. Tap Cast Cast.
  6. From the list, select your Chromecast.
  7. On the Google Play Movies & TV app, tap Play.
    • To disconnect: Tap Cast Cast and then select your device from the list.
Using a Mac
  1. On your Mac, go to chrome://apps on your Chrome browser
  2. Select "Play Movies."
  3. At the top, click Cast Cast.
  4. Under "Connect to a device," select your Chromecast from the device list.
  5. Select and play a video.

To disconnect from your Chromecast, click Cast Cast and then Stop casting.

Playback tips

  • HD movie rentals play in HD on Chromecast, even if your phone isn't capable of HD playback.
  • Chromecast continues to play your video when your phone or tablet runs out of battery. To access video controls again, connect another device to the Chromecast.
  • To save battery, turn off your device’s screen during playback.
  • If you're signed in to YouTube, make sure that you're signed in with the same Google Account.
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