Chromebook is a laptop or a tablet which runs on Linux based Chrome OS. The Chromebook has the ability to run Android apps as well. This kind of laptop is well suited for people who perform various tasks using the Chrome browser. You can easily use Chromebook to cast media to the TV using Chromecast. Let us discuss on how to cast from Chromebook to Chromecast in this post.
How to Cast from Chromebook to Chromecast?
There are three ways of casting the Chromebook. Here are the three different ways,
- Cast from Chrome browser
- Cast from the Chromebook desktop
- Chromecast Videos that are stored in the drive
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How to cast from Chrome Browser?
This method is similar for all laptops and desktops. If you are using Chrome browser on any platform, you can use this method to cast tab, desktop & files. Follow the step below to cast Chromebook using Chrome Browser:
1: Connect Chromebook and Chromecast to the same WiFi network.
2: Open Chrome browser on your Chromebook.
3: Click on the menu icon on the top right corner of the Chrome browser.
4: Click on the “Cast” button.
5: The list of available devices will appear.
6: There are two options available:
- Cast tab – Shares your current Tab
- Cast Desktop – Shares your whole screen
7: You can choose any one option and click on the Chromecast device name to which you want to cast.
If you are sharing the particular tab, then the tab will appear on the TV. If you have chosen “cast desktop“, the entire screen will appear on the TV.
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How to Cast from the Chromebook desktop to Chromecast?
This is an alternative method to cast your desktop. By using this method, you can choose what you want to cast in your desktop and what you don’t want to.
1: Connect your Chromebook and Chromecast to the same WiFi Network.
2: Turn on Bluetooth on your Chromebook.
3: Click on the “Time” and then select Cast devices available.
4: Now click on the Chromecast device to which you want to cast.
5: You will be given the option to choose what to cast. You can either cast the entire desktop or choose a particular application and cast it.
6: Click “Share“.
The desktop will get cast to the TV with the help of Chromecast.
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How to cast videos stored on the drive using Chromebook?
If you are planning to cast a movie or a video file to TV which is stored in your Google Drive, then you can use this method.
1: Click on the launcher icon located in the corner of your Chromebook.
2: Now select “Files“.
3: Click on “My Drive“.
4: Choose the video file you want to cast and double click on it.
5: A video player will start playing the video.
6: You can find the “Cast” icon at the bottom of the video player. Click on the “Cast” icon.
7: Choose the device to cast the video.
The video will now play on your TV. You can control the audio and the video from your Chromebook.
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These are the three methods of casting Chromebook using the Chromecast device. As both are Google products, you can expect maximum features while using them together. If you are planning to cast any particular tab, then you can go ahead in using the first method. For casting the entire desktop, you can use the second method which has plenty of features in it.
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