Chromecast is a device that is used to cast media from your mobile phone or computer to your TV. You can connect the Chromecast to the television via the HDMI port. There are many apps that support Chromecast and you can install those apps in your phones and computer and enjoy watching them on the big screen. You can cast your laptop on the TV through Chromecast as well. Let us discuss how to Chromecast from Laptop to TV in this post.

How to Chromecast from Laptop to TV?

To cast anything from your laptop, you need a Chrome browser. Here are the requirements to cast anything from Laptop to Television using Chromecast:

  1. Chromecast
  2. TV
  3. Laptop with a Chrome browser
  4. WiFi connection

By using a Chrome browser, you can cast three different things from the laptop. Here are the three different ways of casting from a laptop to your TV:

  • Cast only the chrome tab
  • Cast the complete desktop
  • Stream a file or video from the laptop to your TV.

Note: Before proceeding further, first connect your Chromecast device and your laptop to the same WiFi network.

Related: Types of Chromecast

How to Chromecast a Chrome Tab from Laptop to TV?

After connecting Chromecast and Laptop to the same WiFi network, follow the below steps to cast the Chrome Tab from Laptop to your TV:

Step 1: Open Chrome browser in your laptop.

Step 2: Click on the three-dotted menu icon on the top right corner of your Chrome browser.

How to Chromecast from Laptop to TV?
The Three-dotted icon in chrome browser

Step 3: Click the “Cast” option.

How to Chromecast from Laptop to TV?
Click “Cast”

Step 4: The Chrome browser will search for the available devices.

Lookng for devices
Chrome searched for available devices

Step 5: The browser will search for the Chromecast device available and displays it.

List of available devices
List of available devices

Step 6: By default, the current Chrome tab will get cast to your TV. Check by click on the “Sources” button.

Cast Tab
Cast Tab

Step 7: After selecting the Cast tab, click on the available device to display the tab on the TV.

How to Chromecast from Laptop to TV?
Chrome tab is getting cast to TV

These are the steps required to cast your Chrome tab from laptop to your TV using Chromecast.

Related: Chromecast Windows Media Player

How to Chromecast the desktop from Laptop to TV?

Follow steps 1 to 5 from the above method, as we have to proceed with the same procedure. After completing the 4 steps, proceed with the below:

Step 6: Click on the “Sources” button in the cast menu.

Step 7: Choose “Cast Desktop“.

Cast desktop
Cast entire desktop

Step 8: Now whatever you perform on your laptop can be seen on the TV. If you are playing a video or working on a project, everything can be seen on the TV.

By following the above steps, you can cast your entire desktop to your TV.

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How to Chromecast a video/audio/file from Laptop to TV?

You have to follow steps 1 to 5 and proceed below to stream video/audio/file from your Laptop to TV:

Step 6: Click on the “Sources” button in the cast menu.

Step 7: Click on the last option “Cast File“.

How to Chromecast from Laptop to TV?
Cast File

Step 8: The file explorer will open. Choose the file you want to cast to your TV.

Choose a file
Choose a file

Step 9: You can choose any video or audio. The video will now play on your TV.

How to Chromecast from Laptop to TV?
Casting local content

Thus, these are the steps required to cast a file to your TV from the laptop using a Chromecast.

Related: Compatible Chromecast apps


Thus, by following the above methods, you can cast a Chrome tab or your entire desktop or a particular file using Chromecast from your laptop to the TV. Chromecast is very useful and it is the fastest method of casting media to your TV. As Chromecast is a Google product, it uses Chrome browser as a medium to cast files from laptop.

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