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How to Cast VLC on Chromecast Connected TV



VLC media player is one of the best open-source media players for video playback. If you have a local collection of videos, you can cast it from your smartphone or PC to Chromecast-connected TVs with ease. It also has a user-friendly interface, so you can access all the files without any interruptions. Furthermore, Chromecast support is available with VLC 3.0 and above versions to cast any content in high-quality.


Before casting VLC on Chromecast-enabled TVs, make sure that you meet the obligatory requisitions.

  • Connect your Google Chromecast to your TV’s HDMI port.
  • Set up the Chromecast device to work with your device.
  • Install VLC Media Player on your device.
  • Make sure your media player is running on version VLC 3.0 and above.
  • Connect Chromecast and your device to the same WiFi network.

How to Chromecast VLC using Windows, Mac & Linux PCs

Remember to update your Chromecast firmware to its latest version before casting the VLC media player from your PCs.

[1] Open the VLC 3.0 media player on your Windows PC.

[2] Click on the Playback option from the VLC menu bar.

Click the Playback option on VLC

[3] Select the Renderer option by moving the cursor.

Choose Renderer on VLC

[4] Click on the Scan option to find the device or choose the available Chromecast device.

Click Scan and choose your Chromecast device

[5] After that, navigate to the Media menu and select Open File or Open Multiple Files.

[6] Then, choose the content you wish to play.

Note: If you get an “Insecure Site” prompt, just click on the View Certificate option and select Accept Permanently button.

[7] Finally, click on the Play button, and the video will start playing on your Chromecast-installed TV.

How to Chromecast VLC Media Player using Google Chrome

As we know, Google Chrome comes with a built-in casting tool. So, you can cast VLC to Chromecast from Chrome browser with ease.

[1] Open Google Chrome on your Mac or Windows PC.

[2] Click on the Menu icon that looks like three horizontal dots in the right corner.

[3] Select the Cast option from the list. Alternatively, right-click any web page to choose the Cast option.

Select Cast

[4] When prompted, click on the 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 the Cast tab or cast the entire desktop taps by clicking on the Cast desktop.

Click on Cast desktop to cast VLC to Chromecast

[7] Open the VLC player on the PC to start playing a video and it will be mirrored on the Chromecast device.

How to Chromecast VLC using Android & iPhone

You can easily cast the VLC media content to Chromecast on your Android or iPhone by selecting the built-in cast icon.

[1] Install the VLC Media Player app on your smartphone [iPhone/Android].

[2] Connect your Chromecast device and your smartphone with the same Wi-Fi network.

[3] After that, open the VLC media player and play your favorite media to cast it on your TV.

[4] Then, click the Cast option at the top right.

Click the Cast option to Chromecast VLC

[5] If you’re using an iPhone, select the Casting Devices option upon clicking the Cast icon.

Click Casting devices option to cast VLC to Chromecast

[6] Now, select your Chromecast device from the list of available devices and pair them up.

[7] Finally, the VLC content on your smartphone will cast on your Chromecast device’s screen.

How to Fix VLC to Chromecast Connectivity & Performance Issues

When you find any not working issues or VLC displays only the black screen, then you try the following tips.

[1] Disable the VPN service that you have on your PC.

[2] After that, navigate to the Tools section on VLC player Preference → Video tab → click output dropdown menu.

[3] Click on OpenGL video output.

[4] Then, select the Input/ Codes tab and choose the Hardware-accelerated decoding dropdown menu.

[6] Now, choose Disable and click on Save.

If the tip doesn’t help you to fix the issue, then factory reset your Chromecast device to its default settings and try the casting.


1. How do I cast from PC to Chromecast using VLC?

Launch the VLC media player and select Playback → Renderer and choose your Chromecast device to cast the video.

2. Can I cast VLC Media Player with subtitles?

Yes. You can cast VLC with subtitles by casting through the Chrome browser.

2. What are the other best alternatives to VLC Media Player?

KMPlayer, PotPlayer, and Plex are some of the popular alternatives to VLC.

3. Can you get VLC on Samsung Smart TV?

Unfortunately, the app is not available on Samsung TV. However, you can use the casting feature to stream it on your Smart TV.

4. What is the latest version of VLC?

As of 2023, VLC 3.0.8 is the latest version for operating systems including
Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android.

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