How to setup your chromecast? Chromecast allows you to cast videos, photos, websites and more from your Windows 11 PC, tablet or phone to your TV or speakers. And the new Chromecast Audio allows you to stream millions of songs in the highest audio quality directly from your mobile device or computer speaker to speakers around your home. Learn how to set up Chromecast with Windows 11 in minutes. How to setup your chromecast for Windows 11
What you will need
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Chromecast, wireless router and cable that comes with Chromecast. It should have a HDMI input and an HDMI output. Then you will need a laptop running Microsoft’s latest OS, Windows 11. Your computer should also have WiFi capabilities and one USB port that is available at all times. Plug in Chromecast device into free USB port on laptop, then connect it to TV via HDMI cable.
Step 1: Download and Install Chrome Browser
To use your chromecast on a Windows PC, you must download and install Chrome browser. You can download it from Google’s website here. Once installed, you can begin setting up your Chromecast with chrome.
Step 2: Enable Developer Mode
Chromecasts are simple devices, but only if you’re not trying to run them on a computer. If you do that, you need software. The easiest way is to install Google’s own ChromeCast Software Development Kit (SDK). However, ChromeCast doesn’t run well with every version of windows. So in order to get it working properly you first need to enable Developer Mode in Windows 10 by going into Settings and changing some options around.
Step 3: Enable USB Debugging on Chromecast
Setting up a Chromecast is quite simple. To set it up with Windows 11, simply open up Device Manager and double-click on Google (xxx), Inc. Click on Drivers and then click on Update Driver Software… For any operating system, you can enable USB debugging by opening Settings > Developer Options and enabling USB Debugging.
Step 4a (Using Windows 10): Use the Official Chrome App from Google Play Store
Download and install Google Chrome if you haven’t already. Open up Chrome, open Chrome Web Store and type in Google Cast Search for Google Cast and download it (it will be called Google Cast – Google Inc.) Open up Google cast app Select Set Up New Device Step 4b (Using other versions of Windows): Follow steps 1-3 above but instead search on Microsoft store using keywords: cast.
Step 4b (Using Windows 8): Download Chromecast App from Microsoft Store
The app is compatible with your PC and its system software. It should work with Windows 10, 8 and 8.1 operating systems. Once you open it on PC, connect chromecast device to HDMI port on TV via HDMI cable. Click cast button in chrome cast app and select which media source you want to use e.g Netflix or YouTube etc. Now enjoy watching it on your big screen without remote or any hardware.
Step 5 (Optional): Connecting via Ethernet or by Wi-Fi Adapter / Dongle, Set Up/Create New Network, Change SSID & Password, Activate Guest Network Access
To use your Chromecast from another room, you must have an active Wi-Fi connection. Make sure that a computer with Chrome or with Chromium installed is plugged into a router that supports Wi-Fi connections. Connect using Ethernet or by purchasing and connecting a USB Wi-Fi adapter / dongle. Note: If you want to connect via Ethernet, make sure you have an active Internet connection on your computer first, and then plug in a standard CAT 5 Ethernet cable into both of your devices.
Additional Resources How to setup your chromecast for Windows 11
Setup Chromecast on Windows 10 and earlier Setup Chromecast on Mac OS X Setup Chromecast on Android phone Setup Chromecast with iPhone 6 Plus or any other iphone, ipad with ios 7 or higher Connect Samsung TV(2015) to Google Chrome Cast using Smart View app from Samsung apps. (Prerequisite: Web Browser app must be installed in your smartphone). Or check out How to Use Google ChromeCast.
How do I connect Chromecast to Windows 11?
Chromecast works with laptops and desktops running Windows 8.1 or higher. Make sure that you have Bluetooth turned on, and then follow these steps
How do I stream Windows 11 to my TV?
Chromecast is a great way to view content from any PC, Mac or Android phone on your TV. Simply plug it into an HDMI port on your TV and connect it to Wi-Fi. Here are a few tips on how you can stream from Microsoft’s desktop OS.
How do I mirror my screen on Windows 11?
First, you will need a windows phone or a device that runs on android. You need to download and install Google cast app from Google play store or windows store. The phone must be connected via Wi-Fi with Chromecast device. If you are using a windows phone, then connect it using wired cable as Chromecast do not support wireless mirroring on Windows phones.
How do I cast from Windows 10 to Chromecast?
To cast from Windows 10, you’ll need to use Google Chrome. This can be done from any browser on a PC or laptop (we recommend doing it through Google Chrome), and also in Android devices with Chromecast support. The device needs to have Wi-Fi turned on and connected to same network as Chromecast in order for casting content to work properly. You can refer following screenshot which shows how casting content works via Chrome browser
Can Windows connect to Chromecast?
Chromecast is an inexpensive device that plugs into a TV and lets you stream music, movies, and more from a number of sources. The simple device is extremely versatile and easy to use. However, if you want to use it with a computer, rather than just streaming directly from devices like smartphones or tablets, there are a few extra steps involved. Here’s how to set up Chromecast on Windows 10.
Can PC connect to Chromecast?
You can connect a PC or laptop with any version of Google Chrome browser. Even without Chrome, Chromecast is compatible with many other browsers like Internet Explorer, Safari and Firefox. Though if you are using an older version of one of these browsers, you’ll get limited functionality. You don’t need any additional software to use Chromecast but as long as it has Google Chrome installed on it, you can start enjoying right away!