How to Chromecast to a TV From a Laptop or Desktop PC

Thomas Lucero
11 months ago

Once you have connected the Chromecast to your TV, setting up a laptop or desktop PC to cast to it is relatively straightforward. So we will tell you how you can do it.

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Casting Your Desktop from Chrome or Edge

Casting your desktop, also known as screen mirroring, is a great way to easily share content from your computer to other displays. Most modern devices, such as Chrome and Edge browsers, can cast the entire display of your computer to any compatible display device that’s connected. This makes it easy for you to present documents or watch movies on a larger screen with no need to physically connect the two devices. Here’s how you can do it with Chrome and Edge: 

To cast your desktop using Chrome: 

  1. Make sure that both your computer and the destination device are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. 
  2. In Chrome, click the three dots in the top-right corner of the browser window to open the menu. 
  3. Choose the “Cast” option which should be located near the bottom of the list. 
  4. Select your destination device from the list of available devices and click “Cast” to start mirroring your screen. 

To cast your desktop using Edge: 

  1. Make sure that both your computer and the destination device are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.  
  2. In Edge, click on the three dots in the top-right corner of the browser window to open the menu.  
  3. Choose “Cast media to device” from the list of options that appear.  
  4. Select your destination device and click “Cast” to start mirroring your screen. 

Once your desktop is being cast, you can enjoy the content on a larger display without having to physically connect the two devices. Keep in mind that casting your desktop may cause performance issues as your computer will be doing more multitasking. As such, it’s best to close unnecessary programs and applications before starting the casting process. Also, make sure to turn off casting when you’re done using it so that you don’t drain too much of your battery or Internet data.

Casting a Browser Tab from Chrome or Edge

Casting the content of your browser tab from Chrome or Edge is a great way to share what’s on your screen with friends and family. Whether it’s a YouTube video, an online game, or just a website you want to show off, casting is simple and easy. 

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to quickly cast your browser tab from either Chrome or Edge.

For Chrome users: 

  1. First click on the three-dot menu in the top-right corner of your Chrome browser window and select “Cast…” 
  2. A new window will pop up asking which device you would like to cast to. Select the device you wish to use and click “Share”.
  3. You should now be able to see your tab in full screen on the other device! 

For Edge users:

  1. Click on the three-dot menu in the top-right corner of your Edge browser window and select “Cast media to device…”. 
  2. A new window will appear asking which device you would like to cast to. Select the device and click “Share”.
  3. The content of your browser tab should now appear on the other device!

Overall, with just a few clicks, you can share your browser tab with anyone in no time at all.

How to Direct Cast a Supported Video Service

Direct casting is a way to play content from your device onto a larger display, such as a television or projector. With the right setup, you can watch videos and movies from supported video services using any compatible device.

  1. The first step in direct casting is setting up the connection between your device and the larger display. This can be done through a variety of ways depending on what type of device you are using and what compatible streaming service it supports. For example, if you are using an Android phone and want to watch Netflix on your TV, then you will need to connect it via HDMI or Wi-Fi Direct. 
  2. Once the connection has been established and both devices are linked together, you can begin streaming content directly on the larger display. All you have to do is open the supported video service and select which content you want to watch on your device. Then, simply click the cast icon in the app and it will begin playing on your external display.

Direct casting offers a great way to enjoy streaming services from any compatible device directly onto a larger screen. Now you know how to set up the connection and start watching your favorite shows or movies with friends and family. 

Your Chromecast Is Behaving Erratically

If you’re experiencing issues with your Chromecast device, there are several steps you can take to troubleshoot and fix the problem.

  1. First, check that your device is connected to the correct Wi-Fi network. If it’s not, be sure to restart your router and try connecting again. 
  2. Next, make sure that all of your devices are running on the latest version of their operating systems. This includes checking if your mobile device or computer has the most recent version of the Google Home app installed. Also, verify that any streaming services being used on the Chromecast device have been updated to their latest build as well. 
  3. Finally, consider resetting the Chromecast device itself by pressing and holding down both the power button and the reset button for at least 25 seconds. This will wipe all of the previous settings and configurations, returning the device to its factory default state. 

If none of these steps are successful in resolving your Chromecast issue, then you may need to contact customer service for additional assistance. They can provide further troubleshooting tips or even help with replacing any defective components.

In conclusion

In conclusion, Chromecasting from a laptop or desktop PC to your TV is simple and easy to do. All you need is: a Chromecast device, a compatible laptop or computer, an Internet connection, and the Google Chrome browser. Once all of these components are installed and configured, it’s just a matter of clicking the Chromecast icon in the browser window and selecting which device you want to cast to. You can now enjoy streaming content on your TV from your laptop or desktop PC .