The streaming era is now upon us, and in this day and age, almost every device at home is interoperable. A video that you are watching on your smartphone can now be resumed on your TV, or web browsing that you were doing on your laptop can now be shifted to your phone or tablet or even TV, thanks to the humble feature known as casting.
While it is well known that casting the screen or certain apps is possible from a smartphone to a TV, you will be interested to know that the same can be achieved from your laptop as well. Chrome, one of the biggest and widely used web browser in the world, allows users to cast their browsing sessions to a Chromecast compatible device (TV with a Chromecast device attached, or a Smart TV).
In this tutorial, we will show you how you can easily cast your Chrome Tabs to your Chromecast compatible devices from your laptop. Lets get started –
What You Need –
- A Working Laptop (Windows or Mac)
- Google Chrome Browser. You can use this link to download the same.
- A Chromecast device/Smart TV.
- If you have a Chromecast device, make sure you have connected the same to your regular TV or display. Smart TVs come with Chromecast pre-installed.
Once you have all of the above requirements, you can start the tutorial –
- Open the Chrome Browser. You should now see the designated Home Screen in front of you.
- On the top right-hand side, next to your profile icon, you will see a three-dot icon. Click on it to reveal a drop-down menu.
- In the drop-down menu, navigate to the Cast.. option and click on it.
- This will now show you a small window with all available casting devices. On the bottom of the window, you will see a drop-down menu where you can choose whether to cast just the tab, the desktop, or a specific file.
- Choose the option you want, and then choose the device that you want to cast to from the list available in the cast window.
- In a few seconds, your session will be cast from your laptop to the Chromecast device.
This is how you can easily cast your Chrome session from your Laptop.