Google Chromecast is one of the first-rated and cheap casting device. Using Chromecast, you can cast any media file from your smartphone to the TV with ease. But in Apple devices, some features like Mirroring, Casting is different from other devices. This robust tech creates some limitations on the Chromecast. If you are a Mac owner, you can just Cast the media contents to TV as you do in your Windows. This article provides you with information on How to use Chromecast on Mac.
- Google Chromecast
- A TV with HDMI port
- Mac with the latest OS
- WiFi connection
- The latest version of the Chrome browser
Follow the below steps to Chromecast from Mac PC. Before getting into the Casting process, connect your Chromecast and Mac to the same WiFi network.
Steps to Chromecast from Mac
Popular streaming sites like Netflix, YouTube, Hotstar will have a built-in Cast option. You need to click the Cast icon to chromecast those contents to the TV. But some streaming services won’t have a built-in Cast icon. In such cases, you need to use the browser’s Cast feature.
Related: How to Chromecast iPhone
Chromecast from Mac using built-in Cast icon
Follow the instructions provided below to setup Chromecast Macbook using the built-in icon.
Step 1: Open the Chrome browser on your Mac and go to any streaming site (Netflix or YouTube).
Step 2: Play any movie or tv show.
Step 3: Click the Cast icon while playing the video.
Step 4: Your Chromecast device will appear on the list of devices. Select your Chromecast device.
Step 5: Now, the video content will cast to your TV.
Step 6: When you want to stop the casting, click the Cast icon and choose Stop Casting or simply close the casting tab.
Chromecast from Mac without built-in Cast icon
In case of non-built-in casting sites, you need to mirror your Mac screen to the TV.
Step 1: Launch the Chrome web browser and go to the site that you want to cast.
Step 2: Click the View option on the top of the screen and choose Cast option or Click the three-dotted icon and choose Cast.
Step 3: A pop-up will appear showing the list of available casting options. Choose your Chromecast device.
Step 4: This will cast your current tab to the TV. If you want to cast your whole Mac screen, click the Cast To or Select Source drop-down menu and choose Cast desktop.
Step 5: When you are done with your casting, click the Cast icon on the top right side and select Stop.
Related: How to Screen Mirror iPhone to Chromecast
After this, Chromecasting Mac to your TV will be a cakewalk for you. By using the Chromecast app mac, you can cast the offline media contents to your TV. Without the Chrome browser, you can cast your Mac’s offline media contents to a TV. If you have any doubts about Chromecast Mac, please comment below.