Article ID : 00113690 / Last Modified : 04/11/2022

How to cast a Chrome browser tab or entire desktop to your TV from your computer

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    This article shows you how to cast a Chrome browser tab, or the entire desktop, from your computer to a TV.
    Most web content will be displayed, but some plugins, like Silverlight, 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. If you're using a Google TV, you need to be logged in to your Google account. 
    • The latest version of the Chrome browser must be installed on the computer
      NOTE: For how to check the version, refer to the following:
      1. Click the More icon on the upper right corner of the Chrome browser.
      2. Click HelpAbout Google Chrome.

    How to cast from a Google Chrome Browser tab

    1. Launch the Google Chrome browser.
    2. Click the More icon on the upper right corner of the Chrome browser.
    3. Click Cast....

      cast

      NOTES:

      • Once Cast... is clicked, the cast icon appears next to the More icon and a Cast To window will appear.

        cast icon

      • When casting websites or apps like Netflix service, YouTube™ videos, Stan, Presto, or Quickflix, tap the Cast icon on the app or the website.
    4. Select the TV model.

      TV Selection

      NOTE: The Google Cast icon located on the top right corner of the Chrome browser will appear in blue once it successfully connected to the TV.

    5. When you've finished, to the right of the address bar, click the Cast icon — Stop.


    How to Cast and display your computer screen

    You can display your entire computer screen using the Chrome browser on a Mac, Windows or Chromebook computer. To hear audio on your TV, use a Windows computer.

    1. Launch the Google Chrome browser.
    2. Click the Moreicon on the upper right corner of the Chrome browser.
    3. Click Cast....

      cast

      NOTES:

      • Once Cast... is clicked, the cast icon appears next to the More icon and a Cast To window will appear.

        cast icon

      • When casting web sites or apps like Netflix service, YouTube™ videos, Stan, Presto, or Quickflix, tap the Cast icon on the app or the web site.
    4. Select the TV model.

      TV Selection

    5. Select Cast desktop.

    6. On Share your entire screen setting, click the screen image to share, tick share audio.

    7. Click Share.


    How to cast music and videos from your computer

    1. Launch the Google Chrome browser.
    2. Click the Moreicon on the upper right corner of the Chrome browser.
    3. Click Cast....

      cast

      NOTES:

      • Once Cast... is clicked, the cast icon appears next to the More icon and a Cast To window will appear.

        cast icon

      • When casting websites or apps like Netflix service, YouTube™ videos, Stan, Presto, or Quickflix, tap the Cast icon on the app or the website.
    4. At the top, next to Cast to, click the Down arrow.
    5. Under Stream a video or audio file, click Cast file.
    6. Select a file.
    7. Choose the TV model where you want the file to play.