Windows Media Player is a media player developed by Microsoft to play videos and audio 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 device. And if you are using Windows Media Player on your PC, you can cast content from the player to your TV. In addition, you can easily Chromecast Windows Media Player using the Chrome browser on your PC.

Is it Possible to Cast Windows Media Player to TV?

Frankly, the Windows Media Player is not compatible with Chromecast, but there are a lot of third-party applications available to cast Windows Media Player to TV. But here, you only need to install the Chrome browser on your PC because it will help you to cast the whole desktop to your TV. Thereby, you can cast the video content playing on the Windows Media Player to your TV.

How to Chromecast Windows Media Player?

You can follow the below steps to cast Windows Media Player:

Requirements

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

NOTE: Plugin Chromecast to the HDMI port of your TV and check whether the Chromecast and your desktop are connected to the same WiFi network.

Related: How to Chromecast Pandora

How to Install Windows Media Player on your Windows 10 PC

The following are the steps to install Windows Media Player on your PC. You can follow these steps below if you have accidentally uninstalled the Windows Media Player on your PC.

1. Turn on your Windows PC.

2. Now, you will find a Windows icon from the lower-left corner of your PC’s interface. Right-click on it.

3. From the list of options displayed, select the Settings option.

Select Settings

4. Now, the Windows Settings will be open d. Next, click on Apps.

Select Apps

5. Below the Apps & Features section, click on Optional features.

Click on Optional features

6. Click on the Plus icon near Add a feature.

Click on Plus icon

7. Scroll down and find Windows Media Player.

8. Click on the Windows Media Player and select the Install button.

Select the Install button

9. Now, click on the Back icon from the upper left corner.

10. You can see that the Windows Media Player is under the installation process.

Windows Media Player installing

11. After the Windows Media Player is installed on your PC, it is ready to use.

12. Left-click on the Windows icon.

13. Now, you can scroll down to find the Windows Media Player from the left pane.

14. Once you see the Windows Media Player on the list, click on it.

15. Now, the Windows Media Player will be launched on your PC.

NOTE: This method only applies to Windows 10 C. So, make sure you have installed Windows 10 on your PC. Also, you can follow the steps below to cast Windows Media Player to TV.

How to Cast Windows 10 Media Player to Chromecast using Chrome browser

You can follow the step-by-step procedure below to cast Windows 10 Media Player to TV.

1: Open the 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 them.

Chromecast Windows Media Player

4: Click on the “Sources” drop-down button. Under the 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.

Related: How to Chromecast VLC to TV?

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I Chromecast audio from Windows Media Player to TV?

Yes, you can Chromecast audio from Windows Media Player to TV.

2. Can you Chromecast with Windows Media Player?

Yes, you can Chromecast with Windows Media Player.

2. How do I Chromecast with Windows Media Player?

You can use the Cast feature on the Chrome browser to Chromecast Windows Media Player.