Are you using Chromecast on your TV only on your mobile phone? You should also try Chromecast with your windows computer. You can stream your computer content on your TV with ease with the help of Chromecast. To know how to setup Chromecast on Windows 10 computers continue to read below.
New to Chromecast, here is all you need to know about Google’s Chromecast and how it works.
Google launched Chromecast adapter to stream online content such as video and music. You can quickly connect it to your digital TV through the HDMI port. It is a dongle device. It gets powered up with USB cable.
After you connect chrome cast to your digital TV, You can use your mobile phone, iPad or even a computer as remote and stream your favorite shows on TV. You can also stream any content from Google that you see on your phone, chrome browser, and more. You can connect the streaming Application like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, etc. with Chrome cast. There are a lot of applications that are compatible with Chromecast and can be used on the big screen.
Setting Chromecast on Windows 10 Computer
It is effortless to use Chromecast on Windows 10, below are steps with which you stream your computer content on the TV.
Before we get to the steps, lets first know what you would need to set up Chromecast.
Chrome cast is compatible with any device Android phones and tablets, Mac, iPhone, and Windows 10. Below are things you would need to set up Chromecast on Windows 10
- Google Chromecast Device
- Windows 10 operating system on your Computer
- Google Chrome Browser Installed on your Computer
Once you are ready with all these items, follow the steps as provided below first to plug the Chromecast device to your Home Television and then set up Chromecast on your Windows 10 Computer.
Follow the steps below to set up Google Chromecast on your Windows 10 computer.
Step 1. Connect Chromecast with your home TV, by plugging it into HDMI port and the other USB end to the USB port.
Step 2. Change the source input of your TV to the right HDMI to which Chromecast is connected port using your TV’s remote control.
Step 3: In most of the remote control you can change the input setting by pressing on the “Input” or “Source” button until the television display changes from “HDMI 1” to “HDMI 2.”
After you set up Chromecast on your TV next, you have to set Chromecast on your Windows 10 Computer by following the next steps as listed below.
Step 4: If you not installed a chrome browser on your computer, you first need to download it from this link.
Step 5: Now open ChromeCast setup on chrome browser in your Computer.
Step6. On the Chrome Setup screen, click on Set Up Your Chromecast using this Computer link.
Step7: On the next screen, you will be asked to Agree to Chromecast Privacy Terms by a Tap on the Accept button.
Step8: Now, the webpage will search for all the chromecast devices that are available to your WiFi network. Make sure that your computer is connected with a stable WiFi network.
If your computer is unable to find a chromecast device, switch your WiFi network from 2.4 to 5 GHz or vice versa.
Step9: On the next screen, click on Set Me Up button.
Step10: Tap on the WiFi button which is shown at the right corner of the taskbar on your Computer then tap on the chromecast WiFi Network
Step11. After connecting to Chromecast’s open WiFi Network, click on the Next button
Step12. If in the next screen, you find Code appearing on the screen of your Windows computer is matching with the Code looking on the bottom right corner of your TV. Tap on the Yes Arrow.
Step13: On the next screen, type in a name for your Chromecast device which you would like to use and click on Looks good.
Step14: Next, confirm your WiFi Settings. Select your WiFi Network, Enter the password for your WiFi network and click on Connect.
Step15: Chromecast will display, Ready to Cast! Screen.
Once you see the Ready to Cast screen, you are all set up and ready to Cast anything playing on the screen of your Windows 10 Computer onto the big screen of your Home Television.
Stream Videos, Movies From Computer to TV
You can stream movies from your Computer on your big screen. Downloaded movies on your computer, stream that on the big screen of your TV. Watch your favorite shows which you have saved up with friends and family. If you want to watch movie content on your home TV which residing on your computer follow the steps below
Step 1: Open the Chrome Browser on your Windows 10 Computer
Step 2. Find the Video or Movie on YouTube, Netflix, or other Chrome Compatible websites that you want to watch on the large screen of your Home Television.
Step 3: As the Video Starts Playing on your Computer, click on the Cast Icon located at the top right corner of your Computer
Step 4: You will immediately see the Video/Movie playing on the screen of your Television.
Best Chromecast Application
After you have set chromecast, you can use multiple apps along with video streaming. To help you know better, we have listed some of the popular apps which are compatible with Google’s Chromecast.
- Google Home
- Amazon Prime
- HBO Now and HBO Go
- Google Play Movies & TV
- YouTube and YouTube TV
- Slacker Radio (the US only)
- Google Play Music
- PlayStation Vue
- BBC iPlayer
- Tricky Titans
- Rakuten TV
- All 4
- Angry Birds Friends
We hope you found this article useful, Stream online content on your TV’s big screen without interruption. Enjoy theater feel at your home right in your living room. For more information keep visiting Phoneier, we curate information around phone technology and also bring solutions related to issues with the software, phone applications, and accessories.