Google Chromecast has cut down the cord and turns any television into a smart TV. By connecting this dongle to the HDMI port of HDTV, anyone can easily stream digital media contents. Chromecast supports streaming your media contents from a wide range of devices. For instance, you can mirror anything from Android and iOS device. In addition to this, those Windows or Mac PC with the Chrome browser support can be used to cast any contents to HDTV. With the help of a wireless router, you can start sharing media like videos, music, images, etc, from Mac. The article in specific deals about Chromecast for Mac and the steps to cast media from the desktop.
Chromecast for Mac
In addition to the mobile devices, any Mac desktop users can mirror any content from the internet to the Chromecast connected TV. Get to more in detail about casting from Mac to HDTV.
- A smart TV with HDMI port
- Chromecast or Chromecast Ultra
- MacBook with OS 10.9 or above
- The current version of the Chrome web browser
- WiFi or internet connection
- Chromecast setup using Android or iOS
Related: How to use Chromecast on iPhone/iPad
Steps to Setup & Cast Media from Mac to Chromecast TV
The following steps will help you with setup and casting media contents or internet from the Mac to your smart TV connected to the Chromecast dongle.
Note: You must set up Chromecast or Chromecast Ultra using Google Home app on your Android/iOS device.
Step 1: Firstly, you should connect your Chromecast to the same WiFi network as that of your Mac PC.
Step 2: After that, you should hover to click on the Chrome browser to open it on your Mac PC.
Step 3: You shall open any website, online streaming service, and nearly anything on the Chrome browser.
Note: The latest version of Chrome browser has native support for Cast function and you need not install Google Home extension.
Step 4: Click on the Menu icon or three vertical dots at the top-right corner of the Chrome browser to select Cast option.
Step 5: Next, you should choose the Chromecast device to which you are about to cast contents from Mac.
Step 6: Click on “Select Source” drop-down and choose the option. If you wish to cast only the particular tab, then choose Cast Tab. If you wish to cast the entire desktop, then click on “Cast Desktop”.
Step 7: After selecting the cast option, you have to click on the Chromecast device name to cast it on the TV.
Step 8: If you are sharing the entire screen, you will get a pop-up to confirm the action. Click “Share“.
Note: You will see a blue cast icon on the Google tab that is being cast currently.
Step 8: Use the volume slider on the same pop-up to adjust the volume of the playback. Alternatively, you can use the Play, Pause, Back, Forward buttons on the screen to control the playback.
Note: When you have done with the casting, just click on Stop option on the Chrome browser on Mac.
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Upon following the procedure, you can easily mirror anything from the Mac to the bigger screen. It includes video, audio, photo, video call, or slideshow. You can cast nearly anything to Chromecast TV from Mac PC with the latest Chrome browser.
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