How to Use Chromecast Built into TV

Here is the complete guide information about How to Use Chromecast Built into TV. Chromecast built-in (Google Cast) lets you watch your favorite entertainment and apps from your mobile device or computer on your Android TV or Google TV. When you cast to the TV, it doesn’t disconnect the internet connection or mirror content.

This offers an advantage over Screen mirroring and Wi-Fi Direct functions, as you can cast content to the TV while you work in other apps or programs on your device.

What is Chromecast built-in?

Chromecast built-in

Chromecast built-in is a technology that lets you cast your favorite entertainment and apps from your mobile device, tablet, or computer right to your TV or speakers.

Setup essentials

  • A display device with Chromecast built-in
  • Access to an available power outlet or an available (non-service) USB port on your HDMI-enabled display
  • Access to a secure wireless network (make sure you have the wireless network password handy)
  • A compatible Android or iOS device or tablet
  • Note: Availability and performance of certain features, services, and applications are device- and network-dependent and may not be available in all areas; subscription(s) may required, and additional terms, conditions and/or charges may apply.

Set up your TV with Chromecast built-in from:

TV with Chromecast built-in

Android phone or tablet

  • Make sure your phone or tablet connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast built-in TV or display.
  • Install the Google Home app by downloading the Google Home app on your Chromecast-supported Android device.
  • Open the Google Home app.
  • Follow the steps.
    • If you can’t find the steps to set up your Chromecast built-in TV:
      • At the top left of the Google Home app home screen, tap Add and then Set up device plus and then New device.
      • Follow the remaining steps.
  • Setup is successful. You’re all done!

iOS phone or tablet

  • Make sure your phone or tablet connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast built-in TV or display.
  • Install the Google Home app by downloading the Google Home app on your Chromecast-supported iOS device.
  • Bluetooth: If you already have Bluetooth turned on, you can skip to the next step.
    • Highly recommended: If you don’t have Bluetooth turned on, the Google Home app will ask you to turn on Bluetooth to help improve the setup process. You can swipe up from the bottom of your Home screen to turn on Bluetooth.
    • If you don’t want to turn on Bluetooth for setup:
      • Tap No Thanks.
      • Tap your iPhone’s Home button and then tap the Settings app and then Wi-Fi.
      • Connect to the Wi-Fi network that matches your Chromecast built-in TV. Look for something like ChromecastXXXX.b.
  • Open the Google Home app.
  • Follow the steps.
    • If you can’t find the steps to set up your Chromecast:
      • At the top left of the Google Home app home screen, tap Add and then Set up device plus and then New device.
      • Follow the remaining steps.
  • Setup is successful. You’re all done!

How to use Chromecast built-in to your TV

How to use Chromecast built-in (Google Cast) on an Android device

Follow the steps below when casting photos, videos, games, or websites from a Chromecast-enabled app or an Apple iOS mobile device to the Android TV™/Google TV™.

  • The TV and the mobile device must be connected to the same network.
  • Launch the Chromecast-enabled app on the mobile device.
  • On the app screen, tap the Chromecast built-in icon.
Chromecast built-in icon
  • Select the TV model.
  • Tap Play to start playback.
  • NOTES:
    • After tapping Play, the video from the app will now start playing on the TV screen.
    • The Chromecast-enabled app shown in this example is the YouTube™ app.

Cast a Chrome browser tab or entire desktop to your TV from your computer.

This article shows you how to cast a Chrome browser tab, or the entire desktop, from your computer to a TV.

NOTE: Most web content will be displayed, but some plugins, like Silver light, QuickTime, and VLC, will not work.

To show Chrome on your TV, you’ll need:

  • Sony’s Android TV™/Google TV™
  • A computer and Wi-Fi network with the minimum system requirements
  • Your TV and computer must be connected to the same network
  • The latest version of the Chrome browser must be installed on the computer
  • NOTE: For how to check the version, refer to the following:
    • Click the More icon in the upper right corner of the Chrome browser.
    • Click Help About Google Chrome.

Cast a Google Chrome Browser tab

  • Launch the Google Chrome browser.
  • Click the More icon in the upper right corner of the Chrome browser.
  • Click Cast….
Google Chrome browser on Cast option
  • Select the TV model.
  • When you’ve finished, to the right of the address bar, click the Cast icon — Stop.

Cast your computer screen

You can display your entire computer screen using the Chrome browser on a Mac, Windows, or Chromebook computer.

NOTE: To hear audio on your TV, use a Windows computer.

  • Launch the Google Chrome browser.
  • Click the More icon in the upper right corner of the Chrome browser.
  • Click Cast….
  • Select the TV model.
  • Select Cast desktop.
  • On Share your entire screen setting, click the screen image to share, tick share audio.
  • Click Share.

Cast videos, music and media

  • On the video or media that you’re watching, click the Cast icon.
  • You’ll see the video or images on your computer and TV, but you’ll only hear sound on your TV. Sounds for other tabs and apps will still play on your computer.

Cast music and videos from your computer

  • Launch the Google Chrome browser.
  • Click the More icon in the upper right corner of the Chrome browser.
  • Click Cast….
  • At the top, next to cast to, click the Down arrow.
  • Under Stream a video or audio file, click Cast file.
  • Select a file.
  • Choose the TV model where you want the file to play.

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