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How to Chromecast Windows Media Player [2021]

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Chromecast Windows Media Player

Windows media player is a free and built-in media player on Windows computers and laptops. You can use that player to play audio, video files, and view photos. You can also burn CDs using this software. You can download this media player from the Microsoft website for free of cost. With the help of Chrome browser and Chromecast device, you can cast the Windows media player content to TV for a better streaming experience. If you’re wondering how to do it, the following section will show the necessary steps.

How to Enable Windows Media Player on Windows 10

{1} Right click on the Windows icon in the bottom left corner of the screen.

{2} Select Settings and tap Apps section menu.

Windows Media Player: click Apps

{3} Tap the Optional features menu under the Apps & Features section.

Optional features

{4} Click Add a features menu to add Windows Media player on your PC or Laptop.

Windows Media Player: Add a features menu

{5} Scroll down and select the Window media player app. Click Install to download it.

Install window media player

Related: How to Chromecast VLC Media Player

How to Chromecast Windows Media Player

Windows media player is not suitable with Google Chromecast. Hence, you have to use the Chrome browser to cast the content from the player.

{1} Connect your Chromecast to the HDMI port of your TV and ensure that Chromecast & PC are connected to the same WiFi network.

{2} Open the Chrome browser on your PC or laptop.

{3} Tap on the Menu icon on the top right corner of the browser screen.

{4} Click on the Cast menu.

Click cast

{5} Chrome browser will now search for the nearby available devices and display it.

{6} Click on the Source drop down menu.

Click source drop down

{7} Under source drop-down, click on the “Cast Desktop.”

{8} From the list, select your Chromecast or the TV with built-in Chromecast support.

{9} A pop-up will appear on the screen for screen mirroring.

{10} Click on the screen and tap the share button.

{11} Now, open the Window media player and start playing the video or audio that you want.

{12} Finally, the selected media will play on both Windows and TV screen.

{13} If you want to stop the connection, click the cast extension and choose your Chromecast device.

By using the above method, you can easily cast your favorite Window media player content to your Chromecast-connected TV. You can also use this method to play local videos on your TV.

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