Chromecast is a digital media player that is mostly used by the mobile and smartphone users to cast contents onto the HD TV. With this, lots of apps in recent time have added Chromecast feature. The VLC media player is no exception and you can easily cast any videos from Android or P. If you have a local collection of movies and videos and wanted to cast it to Chromecast installed TV, then VLC works fine. With VLC 3.0, Chromecast support is enabled and thus the user can stream any contents in high-quality. Get into the article to know the procedure to cast VLC to Chromecast using PC and Android device.
How To Cast VLC to Chromecast
With VLC 3.0, the users have got the Chromecast support and any video can be cast to Chromecast from different devices like PC and Android. The section below deals with the guidelines on how to cast VLC to TV.
- You should buy a Google Chromecast and plug into the TV.
- Set up Chromecast to work with your device.
- Install VLC Media Player on your device.
- Connect Chromecast and your device to the same WiFi network.
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Cast VLC to Chromecast using Windows PC
Ensure you have set up Chromecast correctly and is turned on. You can then follow the steps given below to cast video from VLC to Chromecast using Windows PC.
Note: The same steps can be followed to cast VLC to TV from Mac OS or Linux PC.
#1. Open the VLC 3.0 media player on your Windows PC.
#2. Click on the Playback option from the VLC menu bar.
#3. Select the Renderer option by moving the cursor.
#4. Click on the Scan option to find the device or choose the Chromecast devices that are available.
#5. You can go to File menu or drag and drop a video from the file manager to the VLC media player.
Note: If you get Insecure Site prompt, just click on View Certificate option to select Accept permanently button. Else skip to the next step.
#6. Click on the Play button and with this the video will start playing on the Chromecast installed TV.
Try Google Chrome !
Google Chrome comes with the built-in casting tool and you can stream your favourite videos from PC on Chromecast TV. If you face any issues while casting VLC to Chromecast by using the above steps, then you can try Google Chrome as an alternative to cast videos to stream it on the TV screen.
#1. Open Google Chrome on your PC.
#2. Click on the Menu icon that looks like three horizontal dots at the right corner.
#3. Select Cast option from the list. Alternatively, right click any web page to choose Cast option.
#4. When prompted, click on OK, GOT IT button to enable casting to cloud-based services.
#5. Now click on the drop-down arrow present next to Cast to and select the contents you wanted to cast to Chromecast.
#6. You can either cast the current tab by clicking on Cast tab or cast the entire desktop taps by clicking on Cast desktop.
#7. Open VLC player on PC to start playing a video and it will be mirrored on the Chromecast device.
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Cast VLC to Chromecast using Android Device
It is possible to stream any videos using VLC on Android and cast it to Chromecast. It is relatively simple process and all you need to do is to just follow the guidelines given below.
Note: If you have VLC media player with version 3.0, then just open the VLC app, click on Chromecast button to cast it to the big screen.
If you don’t find Chromecast option on VLC for Android, then try the guidelines given below.
#1. Install Chromecast app from Google Play Store on your Android device.
#2. Connect the Chromecast app with your Chromecast device.
#3. Open the VLC media player to play any file you want to cast it to Chromecast.
#4. Just open the Chromecast app on your Android device to click on the menu button and choose Cast screen/audio.
#5. Upon following the on-screen instructions, you can easily cast VLC to Chromecast from Android.
How to Resolve VLC to Chromecast Connectivity & Performance Issues
When you don’t find Chromecast device listed under the Renders option, then you try the following tips.
Tip 1: Disable the VPN service that you have on your PC.
Tip 2: Go to Tools section on VLC player > select Preference > choose All radio button > navigate to expand Stream output > click on Stout Stream > select Chromecast. Click on Conversion quality drop-down menu > choose Low CPU/High/Medium > click on Save.
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You can easily cast VLC to Chromecast by any of the methods discussed above to let enjoy streaming contents in the bigger screen. Use your mouse or Android device as a remote to control the playback. We hope the information discussed cast VLC to Chromecast in this article is useful to you.
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