The VLC media player is the best open-source media player for video playback. You can easily cast any videos from Android or PC with VLC. If you have a local collection of videos and wanted to cast it to Chromecast installed TV, then VLC works fine. It has a user-friendly interface to access the files with ease. With VLC 3.0, Chromecast support is enabled and thus the user can stream any content in high-quality. Get into the article to know the procedure to cast VLC to Chromecast using PC and Android devices.
How to Cast VLC to Chromecast
With VLC 3.0, the users have got the Chromecast support and any video can be cast to your Chromecast device 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 it 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.
Cast VLC to Chromecast using Windows PC
Ensure you have set up Chromecast correctly and is turned on before jumping into the steps.
Note: The same steps can be followed to cast VLC to the 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 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. Else skip to the next step.
#7. Click on the Play button and with this the video will start playing on the Chromecast installed TV.
Related: How to Install VLC on Firestick?
Cast VLC Media Player using Chrome Browser
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 Mac or Windows 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.
Cast VLC to Chromecast using Android Device
If you don’t find Chromecast option on VLC for Android, then try the guidelines given below.
#1. Install Google Home app from Google Play Store on your Android device.
#2. Connect your Chromecast device and your smartphone with the same Wi-Fi network.
#3. Open the VLC media player to play any file you want to cast it to Chromecast.
#4. Just open the Google Home 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 find any not working issues or VLC displayes only the black screen, then you try the following tips.
#1: Disable the VPN service that you have on your PC.
#2: Go to Tools section on VLC player > Preference > video tab > the output dropdown menu.
#3: Click on OpenGL video output.
#4: Then, selct the Input/ Codes tab and choose Hardware-accelerated decoding dropdwon menu.
#5: Now, choose Diasable and click on Save.
You can use your mouse or Android device as a remote to control the playback. To stream all your media files with the best mutimedia player, use VLC multimedia player.
Yes, you can cast VLC with subtitles by casting through the chrome browser.
MX Player, KM Player, PlayerXtreme Media Player are some of the best alternative media player for Android or iPhone devices.
Unfortunatly, the app is not available on Samsung TV. However, you can use the casting feature to stream it on your Smart TV.
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