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Step 2: Connect your Chromecast device

Chromecast tab casting: How to stream your desktop, browser, and local media to your TV (video)

The signal can also be resized automatically to fill the remote screen, if you like. The extension will zoom full-screen video to prevent black bars by default, but I think you should turn this off in most instances.

Tabs are sent to the Chromecast locally, whereas all the standard video streaming from phones and tablets comes down over the internet. The default mode is to only send the page over to the TV , cropping out the Chrome interface and operating system UI.

This is probably what you want for most applications. The lag is roughly the same as I saw with the regular tab casting, even while pushing over my multi-monitor desktop. Tab casting can also be used to route locally stored content such as downloaded TV episodes and movies to the TV, which is not really what Chromecast is designed to do.

Simply use Chrome to navigate to a location on your hard drive by pasting the file location into the address bar a network drive would probably also work. Chrome can play back almost all audio files and many video files natively.

Tab casting is already incredibly robust for a beta feature. It will be quite interesting to see where this feature goes in the future. On your computer, you need the Chrome browser. If you haven't yet, download or update Chrome. To connect your computer and Chromecast device to the same Wi-Fi network. Learn how to check the Wi-Fi network of your Chromecast device. Cast a tab from Chrome On your computer, open Chrome. At the top right, click More Cast. Choose your Chromecast device where you want to watch the content.

If you're already using the Chromecast, your content will replace what's on your TV. When you're done, to the right of the address bar, click Cast Stop. To the right of the address bar, next to your extensions, you'll see Active Cast. To use a shortcut in Chrome, add the Cast button. Cast videos and media On the video or media you're watching, click Cast.

Sounds for other tabs and apps will still play on your computer.

Casting from Chrome