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How to Chromecast QuickTime Player on TV [Mac & Windows]



QuickTime Player is the default media player for Mac, which supports multiple video and audio formats. With this player, you can even play media files on iCloud Drive. QuickTime Player has a very simple interface and minor editing features like screen recording. If you want to cast QuickTime Player on larger TV screens, you can do it with the help of a Chromecast device. Though QuickTime Player is not a Chromecast-compatible app, you can cast the player on Chromecast-connected TV using the Chrome browser on your Mac or Windows PC.


  • Connect and set up the Chromecast device with your TV.
  • If you are a Windows user, install the QuickTime Player on your PC.
  • Update the Chrome browser on your Windows PC or Mac.
  • Connect your Mac or Windows PC and Chromecast-connected TV to the same WiFi.

How to Cast QuickTime Player on Chromecast from Mac or Windows PC

[1] Launch Google Chrome on your Mac/Windows PC.

[2] Press the three vertical dots on the top right corner of the Chrome page next to your profile icon.

[3] Scroll down the drop-down box to click Cast.

Select Cast option to Chromecast QuickTime Player

[4] Choose your Chromecast device after successful scanning.

[5] Also, tap Sources to select Cast desktop.

Tap Sources and select Cast desktop

[5] Grant access to cast your Mac/Windows PC screen on the TV.

[6] Select a media file on your Mac/Windows PC that you want to watch on TV.

Play a video with QuickTime Player

[7] Allow that video to play with QuickTime Player.

[8] Finally, the video playing on QuickTime Player can be seen on your Chromecast-connected TV.

How to Fix QuickTime Player Not Working on Chromecast

Occasionally, you might experience Chromecast connectivity issues for several reasons, but you can easily fix them by implementing certain troubleshooting steps mentioned below.

  • Check if your Chromecast dongle is rightly connected to your TV. If not, re-plug your Chromecast onto your TV.
  • Ensure no other devices except the casting device are connected to the WiFi to which Chromecast is connected.
  • Bring all your connecting devices closer to WIFI.
  • Verify whether you have strong, stable, and faster WIFI.
  • Update Chromecast to its latest software version.
  • If none of the above fixes doesn’t help, try resetting your Chromecast device.


1. Does Mac work with Chromecast?

Yes. You can cast your Mac screen on Chromecast using the Google Chrome browser.

2. Does QuickTime Player only supports mp4?

In addition to mp4, QuickTime Player supports many video formats, like QuickTime Movie (.mov), MPEG-4 (.mp4, .m4v), MPEG-1, 3GPP, 3GPP2, AVI, DV, etc.

3. What are the best alternatives to QuickTime Player on Mac?

JustPlay, MX Player, and VLC are the best alternatives to QuickTime Player on Mac.

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