technologywithin Knowledge Base

Using Chromecast

Online instructions are here, but here are some basic pointers to using Google Chromecast.


1. Connect the computer or mobile device to the same network as the Chromecast;

2. Set the TV input to see the Chromecast (usually HDMI 3);

3. Open Google Chrome. If the cast icon has already been pinned to the top-right corner (1 in the image below) click this. Otherwise, click the menu (2 in the image) and select Cast...

chrome menu



4. Select the Chromecast device to cast to;

5. You now have the choice of what to cast: a browser tab or the desktop. Casting a tab sends what is in Google Chrome. Casting the desktop sends everything on the computer display e.g. PowerPoint presentations;



Important: it might be difficult to change the cast source, such as from tab to desktop without restarting Google Chrome.

When casting services such as BBC iPlayer or Netflix, you should find these appear in the Cast... menu once they are playing. 


See also How to Use Chromecast with BBC iPlayer.

Attached Files
There are no attachments for this article.
There are no comments for this article. Be the first to post a comment.
Related Articles
Wi-Fi Router Emulator - D-Link DIR-655
Viewed 3580 times since Fri, Jul 14, 2017
Remote Desktop Connection Fails to Load
Viewed 1767 times since Mon, Jul 3, 2017
Powerline Adaptors
Viewed 1678 times since Wed, Jul 12, 2017
Xerox Phaser 3200 Printer Offline
Viewed 5115 times since Tue, Jun 13, 2017
Office Documents Will Not Open
Viewed 1743 times since Fri, Jun 30, 2017
Office 365 Password Change
Viewed 1184 times since Thu, Nov 8, 2018
Trouble-shooting Computer with No Internet
Viewed 2182 times since Thu, Jul 20, 2017
Sharing and Syncing Outlook Contacts
Viewed 2326 times since Fri, Jun 30, 2017
Problem Loading AutoCAD LT 2012
Viewed 1787 times since Wed, Jul 19, 2017
Wi-Fi Router Emulator - Linksys
Viewed 1859 times since Fri, Jul 14, 2017
test alex