Casting with Chromecast built-in (Google Cast) is the easiest method to use when you want to watch your favorite entertainment and apps from your mobile device or computer on your Google TV™ or Android TV™. Additionally, you can multitask by casting content on the TV while using your device for other activities.
Before you start
- Make sure the TV and mobile device or computer are connected to the same Wi-Fi® network.
- The TV, mobile device, computer, and Chromecast-enabled app must be updated to the latest software versions.
- For a mobile device, the Chromecast built-in function will only work if an Android device has the Android 2.3 version or later or if an Apple® iOS® device has an iOS 7.0 version or later.
- For a computer, the computer must meet the minimum system requirements .
Watch this video or skip to the steps based on your device
How to cast using the mobile device
Follow the steps below when casting photos, movies, or music from a Chromecast-enabled app on an Android or an Apple iOS mobile device to the TV.
- Launch the Chromecast-enabled app on the mobile device.
- On the app screen, tap the Chromecast built-in icon.
- Select the TV model.
- Tap Play to start playback. The content will begin to play on the selected TV.
Note: With an Android mobile device, you can show a Google Chrome tab or your screen on the TV. For more details, refer to the Cast a Chrome tab on your TV website.
How to cast using the computer
You can wirelessly display the screen on the television using the Google Chrome browser:
- Connect to your computer same Wi-Fi network as the television.
- Open the Google Chrome browser.
- On the right side of the browser screen, click the Settings icon and select Cast.
- On the Cast tab select Television Available (or from the list if multiple TVs are connected) to connect the TV wirelessly.
Note: If the TV shows the entire computer screen instead of just the browser screen, on the Cast tab click Source, and then select Cast screen.
- If the Google Chrome browser is not installed on the computer, you will need to install it before attempting this procedure.
- Update your Google Chrome browser if needed.
- The browser specifications are subject to change without notice.
- It is not possible to watch paid video streaming services via Cast.
- Depending on the content type, some video playback may not be compatible with Cast.
If the Chromecast built-in function does not work, refer to the Casting from mobile devices or computers to the TV fails article.
Note: To learn more about Chromecast built-in, visit the Official Chromecast built-in website.
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