How to Cast from Chromebook to Chromecast

How to Cast from Chromebook to Chromecast?

Chromebook is a laptop or a tablet that runs on Linux-based Chrome OS. Chromebook laptops are more or less the same as Android smartphones. Similar to Android smartphones, Chromebook has a built-in Cast feature. Using the Cast features, you can screen mirror media content to Chromecast and TVs wirelessly. Let’s see different ways to Chromecast the Chromebook laptops and tablets.

Chromecast Chromebook to TV

There are four ways of casting the Chromebook. They are,

  • Using Quick Settings Menu
  • Using Chrome browser
  • From Google Drive
  • Using Streaming Apps


To cast the Chromebook laptop to your Chromecast or Chromecast-supported TVs, make sure that you have done all the preliminary requirements. Chromebook tablets won’t have all the features when compared to tablets. So, we suggest you use laptops for casting purposes.

  • The updated version of Chromebook.
  • A TV with an HDMI port or Chromecast-supported TVs
  • Connect your Chromebook and Chromecast to the same WiFi network.
  • Turn on the Bluetooth feature on your Chromebook.

How to Chromecast Chromebook to TV – Using Quick Settings Menu

1: Turn on your Chromebook and connect the Chromecast to your TV.

2: Click the Time icon on the bottom left corner.

Quick Settings icon

3: You will get the Quick Settings menu. Click the Cast icon.

Cast Chromebook to Chromecast

4: Now, your Chromebook will display a list of cast-compatible devices. Choose your Chromecast device.

5: On the confirmation screen, choose the display and tap the Share button.

6: Now, your Chromebook screen will appear on your TV.

7: Play any video content or open any app. You will get the same on your TV.

8: To stop the casting, click the Time icon and tap the Stop button.

Chromecast Google Chromebook – Using 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 your screen. Make sure that your Chrome browser is updated to its latest version.

1: Connect Chromebook and Chromecast to the same WiFi network.

2: Open Chrome browser on your Chromebook.

3: Click on the Menu icon in the top right corner of the Chrome browser and choose the Cast option.

4: In some models of Chromebook, you can see the Cast button on the Extension bar.

How to Cast from Chromebook to Chromecast?

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.

8: If you are sharing a particular tab, then the tab will appear on the TV. If you have chosen Cast Desktop, the entire screen will appear on the TV.

9: To stop the casting, click the Cast icon on the Extension bar and tap on the Chromecast device.

10: Right-click on the Cast icon and tap the Always Show Icon to keep the icon permanently on the Extension bar.

Cast icon on Chromebook

11: Now, go to the website and play the video that you want to cast. It will appear on your TV.

How to Cast Google Drive Videos to 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 the Files option.

3: Click on the My Drive icon.

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.

Cast Icon

7: Choose the device to cast the video.

8: The video will now play on your TV. You can control the audio and the video from your Chromebook.

Chromecast Chromebook – Using Streaming Apps

Popular streaming apps like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video offer built-in Cast support when installed from the Play Store. Using the Cast icon, you can screen mirror the video to Chromecast directly from the app.

1: Install the desired app from the Play Store on your Chromebook

2: Open the app and sign in with your account.

3: Click the Cast icon. In general, the Cast icon will be on the top right of the screen. In some apps, you can find the Cast icon on the bottom right of the screen.

4: Now, choose your Chromecast device.

5: The video from the app will appear on your TV.

6: To stop the casting, tap the Cast icon and choose Disconnect. You can also close the streaming app to stop the casting.

These are the four different ways to connect the Chromebook to the TV wirelessly. If your TV has built-in Chromecast support, like Sony Android TV or Vizio Smartcast TV, you can cast your Chromebook wirelessly without using the Chromecast. If you have any issues with the steps mentioned here, let us know in the comments.