Casting or screen mirroring to HDTV is made possible with the help of Chromecast devices. So with the Chromecast dongle, anyone can easily cast media contents from the handhelds as well as the desktop PCs. The article in specific deals with Chromecast for Windows PC and the steps involved in the setup and casting media to the smart TV. Chromecast has eliminated the need for cable and made transferring files from PC to TV wirelessly. Besides this, you can even choose to cast apps like Netflix, Hulu, DIRECTV NOW, etc to your TV by directly clicking on the Cast icon. In addition to this, Google Chromecast supports casting photos, videos, and even the PowerPoint presentation from Windows PC to HDTV effortlessly.
How to use Chromecast on Windows
To cast your Windows PC screen to Chromecast wirelessly, you shall follow the steps given below.
- Windows PC with the latest Chrome browser
- Chromecast or Chromecast Ultra or TV with Chromecast built-in
- Active internet connection
- Connect Windows PC and Chromecast with same WiFi
Related: Chromecast for Mac
Steps to Cast using Chromecast on Windows
Step 1: Connect your Chromecast dongle on to the HDMI port of your smart TV. After that, you should plug in the USB end to the USB power adapter.
Step 2: Use the smart TV remote and change the Source input of your TV to the HDMI port that you have selected.
Step 3: On your PC, open the Google browser and open any website you want to cast to your TV.
Step 4: After that, you need to click on the Menu icon or the three horizontal dots on the top-right.
Step 5: Then, click on the Cast option by scrolling down the menu.
Note: Alternatively, you can right click on an empty screen on your Chrome browser to select Cast icon.
Step 6: Now, the Cast tab will appear showing the cast-friendly devices that are connected to the same WiFi as that of the PC. Click on the device name.
Step 7: Click on the Select Source drop down on the Cast tab pop-up to choose Cast tab option.
Note: When you have opened the cast supported services on your Chrome browser, then locate the Cast icon on the screen to screen mirror the contents to the smart TV.
Step 8: Now, when you look at your TV, then the Windows screen will be mirrored to the Chromecast enabled smart TV.
Step 9: Once you have finished casting, click on the Cast icon to select the Stop option.
Related: How to use Chromecast on iPhone/iPad?
To Sum Up
Now that you have learned the steps to setup Chromecast for Windows PC. You can cast anything from your desktop like video, music, web pages, and more other contents. Experience the best of your media contents on to your HDTV in the higher resolution.
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