Plex is one of the best streaming media players that can be used to stream a wide range of multimedia contents under one roof. With a Plex account and internet connection, anyone can stream movies, TV shows, music, video, web shows, podcasts, and photos. With Plex Pass, the users can stream live TV contents as soon as they are aired. In addition to this, you can also use the DVR to record the over-the-air HD TV to watch it later. Above all, it is a multi-platform app and can be accessed on numerous platforms including Chromecast. It has native support for Chromecast and thus lets you stream contents in a smarter way. With Plex on Chromecast, the user can easily cast and stream media contents on any smart TV with HDMI port support.
Note: Casting is not available on TV layout and however it is supported on Mobile Application Layout.
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Do we need a VPN to Cast Plex on Smart TV with Chromecast?
Yes. We recommend you to install a VPN app on your device to access all of the Plex streams without the geo limitations. Firstly, it will mask your online identity from hackers, government, and internet service providers. In addition to this, the VPN will let you access the web anonymously without letting out your identity.
How to Cast Plex on Chromecast
There are two different ways available in which Plex app allows you to cast videos to Chromecast supported devices. The section below covers either of them in detail and you can follow the respective section to mirror Plex on Chromecast installed the smart TV.
- Cast Plex on Chromecast Device using PC
- Cast Plex on Chromecast Device using Android/iOS Phone
Method 1: Steps to Cast Plex using PC
If you own Windows or Mac PC with Chrome browser, then you can follow the steps to cast Plex contents on Chromecast supported device.
- The latest version of the Chrome web browser on Mac/Windows/Chromebook PC.
- Install Google Cast web extension if Chrome browser version is below 51.
Step 1: Initially, you must connect the Chromecast dongle into the HDMI port of your smart TV.
Step 2: Secondly, navigate to click the Chrome browser to open it. Type in the address as Plex online.
Step 3: Choose the Plex app’s official online page from the search result (https://app.plex.tv/desktop)
Step 4: Plex web version supports different sign in methods like Google, Facebook, and email. Choose any of them to log in to Plex account.
Step 5: Now, the Plex web version will be launched on your PC. Just hover the mouse to click on the Cast icon located at the top right.
Note: It is indeed important to connect your PC to the same WiFi as that of the Chromecast to cast Plex contents to Chromecast enabled smart TV.
Step 6: Choose the Chromecast device name and select Cast tab option under Sources drop.
Step 7: Finally, tap on a video to play on Plex web version and it will be cast on Chromecast enabled smart TV.
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Method 2: Steps to Cast Plex using Android?
Those Android and iOS smartphones users can easily cast Plex on Chromecast supported smart TV. The steps given below would help you out with the same.
- An Android device with Google Play Services.
- Latest Plex app installed on Android or iPhone/iPad/iPod touch.
Step 1: At first, you should connect Chromecast dongle into your smart TV’s HDMI port.
Step 2: Plug in the power cable into the power cord and then switch to the respective HDMI input on your smart TV.
Step 3: Now, you can click on the Plex app to launch it on your Android or iOS device.
Step 4: Provide the necessary credentials to log in to Plex account on your smartphone.
Step 5: Now, hover to click on the Cast icon at the top-right corner of the Plex app.
Note: Keep your Chromecast enabled smart TV and Android/iOS device connected to the same WiFi network.
Step 6: Select the Chromecast device name to connect Plex to Chromecast enabled smart TV.
Step 7: Finally, you need to choose to play any Plex video on your phone, then it will be mirrored on your smart TV with Chromecast.
Note: On successful casting, Now Playing screen will be shown on your Android/iOS device. Further, you can use the same screen to control the playback on the Chromecast device.
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You can follow any of the methods given in this article to cast Plex on Chromecast enabled smart TV in an efficient way. With Plex, you can stream your preferred media contents by casting it into the big screen. Above all, you must indeed have a VPN app installed on your device to access the whole of Plex streams from anywhere.
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