How to Cast From Chromebook? 6 Methods

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How to Cast From Chromebook – Overview

A fast, efficient laptop or tablet is incredible. Still, the only drawback tends to be their small screen size, especially if you use it for entertainment, like watching online videos or music.
For instance, watching a movie on a large-screen TV is way more enjoyable than watching it on a laptop or tablet, such as a Chromebook.

Thanks to its fantastic features, the Chromebook is incredibly flexible and can easily be cast to different devices. Let’s explore how to cast content from a Chromebook to different devices, including details on connecting a Chromebook to a TV, whether through HDMI or wirelessly, and considerations for the types of ports available on your Chromebook.

How to cast from Chromebook to TV

Chromebooks can be easily cast onto a smart TV, allowing you to enjoy your favorite movies and shows on a larger screen. Once you know how to do this, you can turn your house into a movie theatre for movie nights or family gatherings.

Two ways to help you to cast from Chromebook to TV are:

The steps may vary depending on the specific Chromebook model and version of Chrome OS. It is recommended that you consult the official Chromebook support documentation.

1 – Connect Chromebook to TV with an HDMI cable

If your Chromebook comes with an HDMI port, then it can easily be connected to a smart TV using an HDMI cable. On the other hand, if your device has a USB-C port instead, you should buy a USB-C adapter to connect it to an HDMI cable.

Connect Chromebook to TV with HDMI cable

Connect Chromebook to TV with an HDMI cable.

Here are the simple steps that help connect a Chromebook to a TV using an HDMI cable:

  1. Plug one end of the HDMI cable into the port on your Chromebook. If you use an adapter, connect the HDMI cable to the adapter and then insert the other end into one of the USB-C ports available on your Chromebook.
  2. Insert the other end of your HDMI cable into the TV. HDMI ports on HDTVs are usually found on the side of the screen, on the bottom, or the rear panel.
  3. Switch on and boot up your Chromebook,
  4. Switch on the TV and select the correct input channel, such as HDMI1 or HDMI2.
  5. This should display your Chromebook’s screen on the TV. If it only shows part of the screen, you might need to adjust the display settings on your Chromebook. You may have to change the TV settings to switch to full-screen mode. To do this, click on the CLOCK at the bottom right corner of your screen, then click on “Settings” (gear icon).
  6. Once Chromebook settings are displayed, scroll down the screen to find the “Device” option and select “Displays” within it.
  7. Check to enable the box titled “Mirror Internal Display”.

Now, your entire Chromebook screen should be visible on the H

DTV. As you open apps and browse the web like normal, you will have a unique and much larger view of your laptop/tablet screen.

This is one of the most popular ways to watch streaming videos and movies on YouTube and Netflix.

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2 – Connect Chromebook to TV wirelessly

Chromebooks support casting to Chromecast devices, allowing you to stream content wirelessly to a TV. Once Chromecast is connected and installed on your TV, follow these steps to cast the Chromebook to the TV without cable or wirelessly.

Connect Chromebook to TV wirelessly

Connect Chromebook to TV wirelessly.

  1. Click on the CLOCK on the Chromebook shelf and then click on “Cast”.
  2. Choose the Chromecast device from the list.
  3. Once the pop-up window opens, select your desktop type and click “Share”.

This will immediately cast your Chromebook screen onto the HDTV without using HDMI cables.

Tip: You don’t need to purchase and set up an external Chromecast device for some smart TVs. They have built-in Chromecast, so you can connect your Chromebook to such smart TVs directly.

How to Cast Chromebook to TV without Chromecast

If you don’t have Chromecast and wish to connect your Chromebook to HDTV without it, then follow these simple steps given below:

  1. Consider using an Android TV box, which connects to your TV via HDMI, for casting without Chromecast.
  2. Connect it to your HDTV and Chromebook using an HDMI cable
  3. Ensure your TV is tuned to input from Android TV.
  4. Open the Chrome browser on the Chromebook and click on the three-dot icon and then click on “Cast”.
  5. Once the setup is complete, you will be provided a list of choices for connecting the Chromebook to the TV screen.
  6. On the lower right-hand corner at the bottom bar, click “Cast devices available” to check which casting options are available.

If you want to cast everything from your Chromebook to the HDTV, click the “Internal Display” option and select “Share”.

To play YouTube videos from Chromebook to TV, click the “Play on TV” button. It is a rectangle with three curvy lines in the lower right corner of the YouTube player screen.

For Netflix, you can use the same method as for YouTube by clicking on the “Cast” icon at the bottom right corner of the Netflix player screen.

How to cast a Smartphone to Chromebook (iOS and Android)

You should keep your phone charged, especially when connecting it to a Chromebook, to prevent sudden power drain.

Here’s how to cast an Android phone to Chromebook:

  1. Open the Google Home App (the same one you use to set up Chromecast)
  2. Tap on the Menu button at the top-left corner of your screen
  3. Tap on “Cast Screen/Audio at the top of the drop-down menu
  4. Next, tap the “Cast Screen/Audio” button again before selecting Chromecast from the list.

These four simple steps can cast the Android phone screen to a Chromebook.

To clarify, casting directly from an iPhone to a Chromebook is not typically supported; instead, you would cast from an iPhone to a display device like a smart TV or a Chromecast connected to a TV. Our top three choices of apps that connect iPhone to Chromebook are:

  • Mirroring360
  • AirServer
  • Reflector 3
  • AirPlay

Simply download any one of these apps on your iPhone and follow the steps given below to cast your Apple iPhone to Chromebook:

  1. Connect your iPhone and Chromebook within the same Wi-Fi network
  2. Launch the app you have downloaded
  3. Click on the “Show QR code” button
  4. Then, scan the QR code on the Chromebook using your iPhone

These four steps are enough to cast your iPhone into a Chromebook.

How to Mirror Chromebook to Roku?

Roku TV is extremely popular and one of the top favorite streaming devices for millions of users worldwide. You would undoubtedly want to cast your Chromebook to Roku for an incredible viewing experience on HDTV.

The steps listed under this section describe connecting a Chromebook to an HDTV using HDMI, not mirroring to Roku. To mirror a Chromebook to Roku, ensure your device supports screen mirroring and enable it in Roku’s settings. Then, use the Chromebook’s screen mirroring feature to find and connect to your Roku device.

  • Connect the HDMI adapter to your Chromebook
  • Attach the HDMI cable to the HDMI adapter
  • Connect the other end of the HDMI cable to your HDTV
  • Switch on your HDTV and Chromebook, and your TV will display the Chromebook screen


The exciting features of Google’s Chromebook multiply when you can view things on a large-screen, high-definition TV. Following the steps outlined, you can easily cast content from your Chromebook to a smart TV and utilize other devices for a larger screen experience.

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