Cast Desktop Screen to TV Using Chromecast

Cast Desktop to TV Using Chromecast

Got a new Chromecast and trying to figure out how to cast your desktop to TV using Chromecast? Well, this isn’t as difficult as it may look. But, certainly there are few things that you may need to take care of and of course, an extra few clicks are required to finish the job.

Cast Desktop to TV Using Chromecast

Chromecast has been a popular launch since the beginning, and the app support for the device has been growing since the launch. The basic thing you can do with the Chromecast is cast your desktop to your TV. This would come in handy if you want to cast your entire desktop screen to the TV.

Google recently released the official Chromecast extension for the Google Chrome browser.  The extension has a beta feature that allows you to share your entire desktop screen with the Chromeast. Even though the screen sharing feature in the extension is in the experimental phase, the feature seems to be working fine without any noticeable glitch.

Now you can make use of this Chromecast extension for Google Chrome to cast your desktop to your TV or any display connected to the Chromecast. Follow these steps to know how to do it.

Cast Desktop to TV Using Chromecast

Step 1: Install Google Chrome if you haven’t already. Next, install the Chromecast extension for Google Chrome from here.

Step 2: Connect your Chromecast to the TV and also make sure that the TV and the Chromecast are turned On and running.

Step 3: Now on your PC, open Google Chrome, and click the Chromecast extension icon. Look and click the small drop-down button beside “cast this tab to…” and select “Cast Screen/Window (experimental)” option.

Chromecast icon

Step 4: This will open a “Share your screen – Google Cast” dialogue box. Google cast will ask you whether you want to cast your entire screen or a particular window. You can want to mirror your entire screen select “Entire Screen”  and then click the “Share” button at the bottom.

Step 5: At the bottom your screen you will see a message saying “Google cast is sharing your screen@. There are two more buttons in the same bar “Stop sharing” and “Hide” button.

Now have a look at your TV or the monitor and see if the screen is being mirrored to your TV. The casting seems to quiet good for the experimental phase. If you the screen is not being mirrored, then you may want to check the steps and make sure you have followed these steps correctly.


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