Windows Media Player is a media player developed by Microsoft to play videos and audios on the Windows OS. The Windows Media Player comes default with any version of Windows you are using. With the help of Windows Media Player, you can easily access local videos and audio files, burn CDs with these files and sync with any mobile devices. If you are using Windows Media Player on your PC and you want to cast contents from the player to your TV. You can easily Chromecast Windows Media Player using the Chrome browser on your PC.

How to Chromecast Windows Media Player?

Windows Media Player is not compatible with Google Chromecast and hence, you have to use Chrome browser to cast the contents from the player. Follow the below steps to cast Windows Media Player:


  • Google Chromecast
  • Windows Desktop
  • A TV with HDMI port

Plug-in Chromecast to the HDMI port of your TV and check whether the Chromecast and your desktop are connected to the same WiFi network.

Related: Chromecast Pandora

How to ChromeCast Windows Media Player using Chrome browser

1: Open Chrome browser on your desktop.

2: Click on the “Menu” icon on the top right corner of the browser and tap on the “Cast” button.

Cast button

Note: Alternatively, you can also right-click on the browser screen and click on the “Cast” button as well.

Cast button

3: The Chrome browser will search for the available device names and displays it.

Chromecast Windows Media Player

4: Click on the “Sources” drop-down button. Under sources drop-down, click on the “Cast Desktop” button.

Chromecast Windows Media Player

5: Now click on the device name to cast your entire desktop to your TV.

6: A pop-up will appear to alert you about casting the entire screen.

Chromecast Windows Media Player

7: Click on the screen and tap on the “Share” button.

Chromecast Windows Media Player

8: Open Windows Media Player and start playing a video on it.

casting desktop

The video playing on the Windows Media Player will now get streamed on your TV. By following the above method, you can cast Windows Media Player with Chromecast on your TV easily.

Related: How to Chromecast VLC to TV?


You can Chromecast Windows Media Player by following the above steps. By casting Windows Media Player, you can watch your favourite video and audio contents on your TV. Windows Media Player does not contain any inbuilt cast option and hence, you have to follow the above method to cast.

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