Chromecast from Android device's Chrome browser

If you have an Android device, you can Chromecast from the mobile Chrome browser to a Chromecast device connected to the same local network. 

Unfortunately, this method is not supported on iOS.

Note: At this time, we expect most Chromecast devices built into TVs to work but cannot guarantee that for each model. We cannot troubleshoot any issues that may arise in such cases.

When casting via an Android Google Chrome web browser, you can navigate away from the video in the tab that is casting and the video will continue to play on the screen. However, this will then disconnect the player controls from the video on the screen, and you will lose the ability to fast forward, rewind, or pause via the player options on the screen if you return to it. To retrieve these, the Chromecast connection will need to be reset.

  1. Open the video page in Google Chrome on your Android device.
  2. On the video page, tap on the player so that the player controls appear on the screen. If Chromecast is available, the icon will appear on the bottom right of the player.
  3. Tapping this icon will open the Cast to menu. Tap on the desired Chromecast destination to start Chromecasting the video open in your browser to the TV.
  4. To fast forward, rewind, and pause the video, tap on the player in the mobile Chrome browser to use the player controls. There are no fast forward or rewind buttons using this Chromecasting method so you will need to tap to a spot on the progress bar to jump to different parts of the video.
    1. When the player controls are not activated, you will see a 'Casting' message on the player instead indicating where the video is currently casting.
  5. To disconnect from Chromecast, tap the Chromecast button within the player, then tap the Stop casting option that appears. 

Control captions when casting

Captions, if available, can be controlled directly within the player in the mobile browser when you are casting. They cannot be controlled on the TV screen.