How to Chromecast QuickTime Player From Mac or Windows

Chromecast QuickTime Player

QuickTime Player is a built-in media player on Mac that allows users to play or edit audio and video. You can easily cast QuickTime Player to your TV connected with a Google Chromecast 3rd Gen or later. You need to use the Google Chrome browser to cast media files to the TV from the PC.

QuickTime Player lets you create annotations like trimming, rotating, splitting, and merging video files. It also features a user-friendly interface so that users can play HD and FHD videos with ease.

This article will guide you to cast QuickTime Player to the TV using the Chrome browser. We have covered the troubleshooting steps for the generic issues of QuickTime Player.

Note: Apple discontinued QuickTime Player for Windows (2016) and Mac (2019)

How to Chromecast QuickTime Player from Mac or Windows

{1} Ensure the desktop and Chromecast are connected to the same WiFi network.

{2} Open Google Chrome on your Mac or Windows.

Note: Ensure that Google Chrome is updated to the latest version on your desktop or laptop. If not, go to More optionsHelpAbout Google Chrome → Click Update.

{3} Click the three dots menu at the top right corner of the browser screen.

{4} Tap the Cast menu from the drop-down options.

click cast

{5} Nearby device name will appear on the browser screen.

{6} Tap the drop-down icon located next to the Sources menu.

{7} Choose the Cast Desktop option and select your Chromecast device.

Chromecast QuickTime Player

{8} Allow necessary permissions to start mirroring your Mac screen to the TV.

{9} Following that, open the QuickTime Player and select the media file that you want to play.

Select media file on QuickTime Player to cast

{10} If prompted, click Allow to start mirroring on the selected device.

Note: Similarly, you can Chromecast Windows Media Player if you want to cast video files from a Windows desktop or laptop.

This is the only way to cast QuickTime player to Chromecast. On QuickTime, you can vary the video playback speeds such as 2x, 5x, 10x, and 60x. Furthermore, you can record the entire screen or a particular portion using the screen recording feature.

Can You Cast QuickTime Player from Android / iPhone?

Unfortunately, QuickTime Player is available only for Windows and Mac. The player doesn’t have a native application for iPhone and Android. Therefore, the only feasible way to cast the QuickTime Player is from the desktop.

8 Fixes for QuickTime Player Not Working on Chromecast

Due to various reasons, there is a chance for QuickTime Player to stop working on Mac. If QuickTime Player quits unexpectedly, you can do these workarounds to fix the issue instantly.

  • If QuickTime Player is not opening, it is because of the outdated QuickTime Player version. Visit the Apple support webpage on your PC to download the latest version.
  • Make sure to update your firmware to macOS Ventura or macOS Monterey upon updating the QuickTime Player app.
  • If you experience a black screen while casting, restart the Player and try again.
  • When you notice lags in the TV screen while casting, ensure there is no interference between the devices.
  • Check if Chromecast and your casting device are on the same WiFi network. Make sure that devices are within a wireless range for stable connectivity.
  • If an MP4 video file is not playing, you need to convert the file into a QuickTime-supported video format. You can use a third-party converter application to change formats.
  • Make sure to update Chromecast to the latest firmware if QuickTime Player keeps disconnecting while casting any content.
  • If the QuickTime Player doesn’t work even after trying the fixes, it is recommended to reset Chromecast to factory defaults.

Alternatives to QuickTime Player

If you are looking for a better multimedia player for Mac, you can consider these alternatives.


1. What are the video formats supported by QuickTime Player?

QuickTime Player supports video formats such as QTFF, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, 3GPP and 3GPP2, AVI Motion JPEG, AVCHD, and DV.

2. How to stop screen recording in QuickTime Player?

Click the Stop Recording button at the top menu bar of QuickTime Player.