How To Cast Your Screen To Your Smart TV Using Chromecast

2022-12-25

2022-12-25

 

Introduction

 

You've got a big screen TV, but it's not being used to its full potential. Instead of watching the same stuff on your phone as well as on your TV, you should be casting your Android or iOS screen to it instead. Casting is one of those things that most people don't know about or don't try until they see someone else do it and think "Wow! That's pretty cool!" Now that you know what Chromecast is and how it works with various devices, I'll show you how easy it is to cast from Android or iOS, so you can take advantage of this feature yourself!

 

For Starters, What is Chromecast?

 

Chromecast is a digital media player created by Google. It is also known as a media streaming device or a video streaming device.

Chromecast is compatible with Chromecast-enabled apps and connects to your TV via HDMI or USB port. You can then stream content from your smartphone or tablet device directly to your TV screen via a WiFi connection.

Once Chromecast is plugged into your TV’s HDMI port, you can then use your smartphone, tablet, or laptop to access content from Google Play and stream it to your TV screen. In addition, you can also mirror the screens of these devices onto your TV using Chromecast.

The good news is that Chromecast can be used with any free streaming service, including YouTube and Google Play Movies & TV. It's also compatible with any media file you have on your computer or mobile device—just connect it to your Wi-Fi network and stream away!

 

What Are Chromecast's Requirements?

 

Chromecast is an incredibly versatile and affordable way to cast your screen onto your TV. But in order for it to work, there are a few requirements that must be met:

  • Chromecast needs to be connected to a TV via HDMI.

  • Chromecast needs to be connected to a Wi-Fi network (or ethernet connection if you're connecting via USB).

  • Chromecast is compatible with Android and iOS devices, but not Windows or Mac OS. In addition, it's not compatible with Fire OS devices such as Amazon's Fire tablets or Kindle Fire HD tablets—if you own one of those devices and want this functionality, consider the Roku Streaming Stick instead.

  • Chromecast isn't compatible with any paid streaming services such as Netflix or Hulu+. This includes any free video content available through these services; if there's something on Netflix that you want to access when casting your screen from another device like your laptop, then make sure that it's available as part of their "free" offerings before trying anything else!

 

What Devices Support Chromecast?

 

Chromecast works with Android phones, iPhones, and tablets; Windows computers running Windows 10; Macs running OS X Yosemite or later; Chromebooks, and other devices that use Google Cast & PlayReady technologies (e.g., some Blu-ray players). You can also mirror content from your computer to your TV using the Chrome browser on a laptop or desktop computer running Windows 7+ or Mac OS X 10.6+.

 

How To Set Up Chromecast

 

To start casting, you'll need to download the Google Home app on your phone or tablet. To do this, open up the App Store and search for "Google Home." Once it downloads, signs in with your Google account credentials—or if you don't have a Google account yet (you should really get one), create one by tapping "Create Account" at the bottom of the screen.

Now that your device is connected to Wi-Fi and has downloaded Google Home, it's time to set up Chromecast! Make sure that both devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network before continuing with these steps:

  • Step 1: Plug your Chromecast into the TV.

  • Step 2: Make sure you have the Google Home app installed on your phone and connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast (it’ll probably be easier if you connect it during setup).

  • Step 3: Connect your phone to the Chromecast by selecting its name from the list of available devices or via code. The latter method is preferred because it should speed up connection time and maintain an encrypted connection, but both will work just fine if yours isn't handy.

  • Step 4: Follow the instructions on the screen!

It's really that simple! Once you've done this, you can start streaming content from apps such as YouTube, Netflix, or HBO Now onto any connected TV using just your smartphone as an interface.

 

Cast your Android screen from the Google Home app.

 

  • You need to have the Google Home app running.

  • Your Android phone or tablet needs to be on Android 7.1 or higher.

  • You need a Chromecast device (the one that plugs into your TV) connected via an HDMI port on the TV with a wireless network and an active internet connection.

  • The Apple TV requires an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch with iOS 10 or later and a tvOS version 11 or later, as well as an Apple TV 4th generation device with tvOS 10 installed.

     

Cast your Android screen from the Google Home app.

 

  • Open the Google Home app and tap the Devices icon in the top right corner.

  • Tap your Chromecast device's name.

  • Tap Cast screen/audio, then follow the on-screen instructions to select your iOS device as a destination for your content (you'll need to enter your passcode first).

To cast your screen from the Control Center, you’ll need to enable AirPlay.
-On your iOS device, go to Settings > General > Accessibility > AssistiveTouch and turn on AssistiveTouch.
-You can also do this by pressing the Home button three times in quick succession.

 

TCL Multi View 2.0 (Available in C935,C835,C735)

 

TCL MultiView 2.0 is available in 3 of TCL's latest models C935, C835, and C735.

As the name suggests, Multi View 2.0 is a feature that allows you to display more than one screen on your TV. Simply connect your smartphone and enjoy sharing your creativity with friends and family. You can share your photos, videos, and music with friends and family on the big screen.

With this feature, you can use the remote control of your TV to operate the mobile phone screen connected via HDMI cable or Miracast™ Wi-Fi connection.

Picture this. You've got a big-screen TV connected to your cable box, but it's only got one screen. You want everyone in the room to be sitting together and watching the same thing, so you need something that will display multiple apps at once. Your friends have brought some of their favorite apps with them: Netflix so they can binge on Stranger Things and Queer Eye; Apple Music for listening to chart-topping hits; Hulu for catching up on The Handmaid's Tale; YouTube for learning how to make a perfect chocolate chip cookie from scratch (and then eating cookies while watching); Facebook Messenger because there’s nothing more fun than communicating via text message during important social events such as these!

It would be great if everyone could see everything displayed on their phones or tablets at once on one big-screen TV! That's where TCL Multi-view comes in: It allows users to access up to 4 different devices at once through an HDMI connection or Miracast wireless connection with one touch of its remote control button!

 

Conclusion

 

Chromecast is a great device that everyone can use. It has many features that make it an excellent choice for streaming content from your phone or tablet to your TCL TV. We hope this article helped you understand how to use Chromecast and its capabilities better than before.

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