Learn how to cast

Watch this video to learn how to cast your favorite online videos and more from your phone, tablet or laptop to your TV with Chromecast.

Try your first cast

Use your phone or tablet to cast your first video from YouTube to your TV in three easy steps:

1. Download the latest YouTube app on your Android phone or tablet, iPhone or iPad

2. Connect your phone or tablet to the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast

3. Open YouTube on your phone or tablet, touch the cast button, and play a video

Mobile apps that work with Chromecast

Cast HD-quality video and music from compatible apps like these and more on your phone or tablet.
Explore more cast-ready apps at chromecast.com/apps.

Chromecast apps

Mobile apps:

Use your phone or tablet to control what’s playing on TV,
and even check email or use other apps while watching --
all without draining the battery on your device.

Compatible with:

Android phone/tablet with Android 2.3 or later
iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch with iOS 6.0 or later
Casting from Chrome for Mobile not currently supported

Cast from a laptop

How to cast a website to your TV, including photos, video, and music

1. Install Chrome browser on your laptop

2. Open Chrome, and install the Google Cast extension

3. Connect your laptop to the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast

4. Go to any website, such as youtube.com, click the cast button, and watch

Things to try casting:

  • Photos from social media or photo-sharing sites
  • Videos from YouTube*, Netflix*, or HBO GO*
  • Online music, maps, news, sports and more

System requirements:

  • Windows 7 or later, Mac OS X 10.7 or later, or Chrome OS
  • Mirroring web video requires a recent laptop and strong Wi-Fi
  • Silverlight, Quicktime, and some other video plugins not supported

* These websites are optimized for Chromecast. Casting other websites is currently a beta feature.

How to get help

More resources and tips for Chromecast can be found here:

Chromecast Help Center
Chromecast Troubleshooter
How to plug in a Chromecast correctly
Chromecast Help Forum