Chromecast for Mac: If you are a Mac user, you must be aware of Apple’s AirPlay. No doubt it is a great way to connect your iPhone, iPad & Mac to your TV when it comes to wireless media playback. You must be surprised that it is not the only option available to do this work.
Google Chromecast is a budget-friendly alternative to AirPlay. It also enables the wireless media playback via iOS/MacOS, Windows and Android. Now the question arises how you know about the connecting an iOS or macOS device to Chromecast.
What is Chromecast for Mac?
It is a Google is streaming HDMI dongle, which came out in last summer. It is compatible with any Android device (2.3 or later), iOS device with iOS 6 or 7 & any PC or Mac. Initially, the users were able to stream YouTube or Netflix from an iOS device and Android device.
Google can play movies and music only on Android or cast websites using the Chrome browser on a computer. On the other hand, the Chromecast works differently, from Airplay, you can multitask and do other tasks on the device or you can take a nap while it is streaming.
How Chromecast looks like and works?
It is an enlarged thumb drive-sized dongle looks like pendrive is used by plugging into modern TV set having HDMI port and allows you to stream media to it. You need your existing computer or mobile device through your home Wi-Fi network and onto your TV screen.
You can play your favorite TV shows, movies etc with a high resolution as 1080p to listen to the music through entertainment center’s sound system. You can even throw Web pages onto your TV screen in some cases.
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Initially, you need to use your cell phone, tablet, laptop or desktop to launch the websites for the entertainment as a remote to control what you need to play on your TV screen. You must have a suitable device for running a compatible operating system and Wi-Fi through a compatible router.
The Technique to set up Chromecast on your PC
You need a TV with an HDM1 port, Wi-Fi connection and a computer/mobile or a mobile device containing Google Chrome browser. Connect the Chromecast to your TV’s HDMI port and visit the chromecast.com setup on your PC. Download the app and follow the instructions from there.
The Technique to get the Chromecast app?
As the Chromecast is simply a receiver, thus it does not have its own navigable menu. Due to it is not always easy to get which streaming services have dedicated Chromecast apps. While you can theoretically broadcast anything from Chrome onto a Chromecast. Ascertain websites are optimized for it so it includes a dedicated broadcast function.
How to broadcast from Android and iOS
It is simple to use the Chromecast with a mobile device. The process is same whether you are using an Android or iOS device. Once you downloaded the Chromecast mobile app, you can stream content from Netflix, Pandora, and YouTube etc.
How to use Chromecast on Mac?
IOS Chromecast support is straightforward but when it comes to the Mac, it is slightly different. Before we start you must use Google Chrome to Cast via Mac, so download if you do not have it. As there is no alternative to it so being Safari user, you cannot take the benefit of it.
Some websites offer native Chromecast support that is Netflix, Google Play Movies, YouTube and Google Play Music. The native Chromecast support offers a Cast icon within itself, as opposed the one featured on Chrome’s toolbar.
If you try to use the Cast button on the toolbar, having a website’s native support it will take you to use the Cast button on the website instead. Using BBC iPlayer as an example, for now, the process is universal across all supported websites.
After finding your favorite TV show or movie, you should start playback shortly after. Your Mac will offer the media playback controls through the Netflix website. One interesting fact is you can still browse the web on another Chrome tabs like checks the emails or you can even put your Mac to sleep.
It is the best way to Caste media to your TV from your Mac and there is an alternative available for websites that do not officially offer Chromecast support hence it is not perfect.
You need to simply click the three dots in the top-right hand corner of the Chrome to access the Setting menu, then select Cast and you will get the appropriate Chromecast to mirror the website to your TV.
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A Cast icon must appear in the toolbar and should turn blue to signify which is connected to a cast. Right-click the icon and select “Always show icon” to keep it in your toolbar if required.
Chromecast App for Mac
When you are trying to cast websites with unsupported videos, the various issues arises. While you may be able to cast some videos, the audio track will not be sent to the TV & will play through your Mac’s speakers. In case you do not enable full-screen mode, the video stops on the TV or will instead display the site without video. On the other hand, video plays full-screen locally on your Mac.