How to Chromecast Jellyfin from Smartphone and PC

Chromecast Jellyfin

Jellyfin is a free-to-use media server for organizing, managing, and sharing digital media files. The Jellyfin app for smartphone and PC are compatible with the Chromecast support. With that, you can cast all videos from the Jellyfin platform to your TV using Google Chromecast. It lets you watch live TV and recorded TV shows using its dedicated server.

For Android and iOS devices, you can install the Jellyfin app from the Google Play Store and App Store to cast the app. For PCs, you can install the app from the Jellyfin website.

How to Set up a Chromecast Device

1. Connect your Chromecast device to the TV’s HDMI port.

2. Turn on your smart TV and change the input to this HDMI.

3. Make sure that Chromecast-connected TV and smartphone are connected to the same WIFI network.

3. Install the Google Home app on your Android or iOS smartphone.

4. After the installation, launch the Google Home app and follow the on-screen instructions.

Pro Tip: If you don’t get any guided instructions, tap AddSet up deviceNew device.

5. Choose your Chromecast device to pair.

6. Complete the on-screen instructions to set up the Chromecast.

How to Chromecast Jellyfin

You can use any of these devices to cast Jellyfin to TV.

  • Using an Android or iOS device
  • Using a PC

Chromecast Jellyfin using Android or iOS

[1] Open the Play Store (or) App Store on your smartphone.

[2] Find the Jellyfin app and install it on your device.

Chromecast Jellyfin

[3] Open the Jellyfin app on your device.

[4] Click on Add Server.

[5] Input the Host address in the Host field and click on Connect.

Connect to jellyfin server

[6] Then, sign in with the Jellyfin username and password.

Sign in

[7] Once you log in manually, you will arrive at the home screen.

[8] Tap on the Cast icon at the top of the screen.

Chromecast Jellyfin

[9] Select your Chromecast-connected device from the list.

Select device

[10] Now, you can cast the content to the Chromecast-connected device.

Chromecast Jellyfin from a PC

[1] Visit the Jellyfin official website to install Jellyfin on your Windows or Mac.

[2] After that, launch Jellyfin on your PC.

[3] Next, enter your username and password, and click Sign In.

Sign in

[4] Select a media file to play and tap the Cast icon from the top right.

Chromecast Jellyfin

[5] Select your Chromecast device from the available connections.

[6] The media file will now start playing on your Chromecast-connected TV.

Note: Likewise, you can Chromecast Emby from an Android or iOS smartphone.

How to Setup a Jellyfin server on a PC

If you don’t have a server on Jellyfin, follow the below steps to set up a new server.

[1] Open Jellyfin on your Windows or Mac.

[2] Select your preferred display language from the list and click on Next.

display language

[3] Enter your username and password (optional) and click Next.

Username and password

[4] Click on Add Media Library (+ icon) and upload the media files. Click Next to continue.

Select media library

[6] Now select your preferred Metadata language and click on Next.

Metadat language

[7] Select the Allow Remote Connections to this Jellyfin Server check box.

[8] If necessary, mark the Enable automatic port mapping check box and click on Next.

Chromecast Jellyfin - remote access

[9] You have successfully set up the Jellyfin server. Click Finish to view the dashboard.

Jellyfin Chromecast Not Working – How to Fix

If you cannot cast Jellyfin to a Chromecast-connected TV, you can fix it easily with simple troubleshooting methods.

  • Restart your Chromecast device.
  • Ensure that the Jellyfin app is updated to the latest version.
  • Following that, update your Chromecast to the latest firmware.
  • Check whether your TV and smartphone are connected to the identical WIFI network.
  • Because of signal issues, you may face errors. Therefore, you have to buy and use a Chromecast extender to fix such problems.
  • Still, if you get any issues, it is better to reset Chromecast to factory settings.


1. Is it possible to use Jellyfin on Google TV?

Yes, the Jellyfin app is natively supported by Google TV.

2. Which devices can use the Jellyfin app?

The Jellyfin app is available for iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, and LG Smart TV.