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How to Chromecast Windows Media Player

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Chromecast Windows Media Player

Windows Media Player is a free built-in media player available on all Windows computers and laptops. This media player is simple and has a user-friendly interface. With this player, you can play audio, and video, view photos, and more. You can also burn CDs and rip music using the Windows Media Player. If you want to cast the Windows Media Player to Chromecast-connected TV or Chromecast built-in TV, you can easily do it with the help of a Chrome browser. Before that, if you haven’t installed the Windows Media Player, install it on your Windows PC.

How to Install Windows Media Player on Windows PC

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

{2} Select Settings and tap the option Apps on the next screen.

Windows Media Player: click Apps

{3} Click Optional features displayed under the Apps & features section.

Optional features

{4} Select Add a feature to add Windows Media Player on your PC.

Windows Media Player: Add a feature

{5} Navigate to the Windows Media Player app and hit the Install button to download the app.

Install windows media player

How to Chromecast Windows Media Player using Google Chrome

You must install Google Chrome on your Windows PC to cast the Windows Media Player app. If you have already installed the app, update Google Chrome to the latest version.

{1} Connect your Chromecast to the HDMI port of your TV and set it up.

{2} After setting up the Chromecast device, ensure that Chromecast & PC are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

{3} Open the Chrome browser on your PC.

{4} Tap on the three-dotted icon at the top right corner.

{5} Click on the Cast option.

Click cast

{6} Chrome browser will now search for the nearby devices and displays them.

{7} From the list, click your Chromecast device.

{8} Select the Source drop-down arrow and hit the option Cast Desktop.

Select Chromecast

{9} A pop-up will appear on the screen. Click on the screen and tap the Share button.

Tap Share to Chromecast Windows Media Player

{10} Once the PC screen is mirrored, minimize the Chrome browser and launch the Windows Media Player.

{11} Play any media content on the Windows Media Player app and stream it on your Chromecast-connected TV.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can you Chromecast Windows Media Player?

Yes. You can Chromecast Windows Media Player using the Google Chrome browser.

2. What are the alternatives for Windows Media Player?

VLC, MX Player, and GOM Player are the best alternatives for Windows Media Player.

3. How do I cast Windows Media Player to Android TV?

You can use Chrome or Edge browser to cast Windows Media Player to Android TV.

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