Find out how to cast to your TV

Cast from your iPhone®, iPad®, Android device or laptop to your TV.

How to cast

To set up Chromecast built-in on your TV, visit google.com/cast/setup

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Connect to Wi-Fi

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

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Open a Cast-enabled app like YouTube

Cast films, music and more from thousands of Cast-enabled apps.

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Start casting

Simply tap the Cast button from within the app to send your content from your mobile device to the big screen.

Do more with Chromecast built-in

Get step-by-step guidance on how to cast from your phone, invite friends to cast and more.

Cast websites from your laptop

Enjoy photos, videos, music and anything else from your favourite websites on the big screen.

  1. Open the Chrome browser on your laptop.
  2. Add the Chromecast built-in extension from the Chrome Web Store.
  3. Visit any website in Chrome.
  4. Click the Cast button in the Chrome browser and select your TV.

Mirror your Android phone or tablet screen to the TV

See exactly what’s on your Android device by casting your screen to the TV.*

  1. From your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Home app.
  2. Tap the left-hand navigation to open the menu.
  3. Tap Cast screen / audio and select your TV.

Customise your TV screen

You can customise the beautiful backdrop – the screen saver shown by your Cast device when your TV isn't casting.

  1. From your phone or tablet, open the Google Home app.
  2. On the Devices tab, tap the gear icon.
  3. From device settings, tap “Backdrop” to turn on customisation.
  4. Select the content that you’d like to see on your TV.

Using guest mode (coming soon)

Guest mode will make it even easier for your friends to cast to your TV using their phones without first having to connect to your Wi-Fi.

  1. Open a Cast-enabled app from a phone or tablet, without connecting to your Wi-Fi.
  2. The Cast button will automatically appear, even though you’re not connected to the Wi-Fi. Tap the Cast button and select “Nearby device”.
  3. Follow the prompts to connect automatically.
  4. If the phone can’t automatically connect, you can enter the 4-digit PIN displayed on the TV screen or on the “Devices” tab of the owner’s Google Home app.
  • Cast websites from your laptop

    Cast websites from your laptop

    Enjoy photos, videos, music and anything else from your favourite websites on the big screen.

    1. Open the Chrome browser on your laptop.
    2. Add the Chromecast built-in extension from the Chrome Web Store.
    3. Visit any website in Chrome.
    4. Click the Cast button in the Chrome browser and select your TV.
  • Mirror your Android phone or tablet screen to the TV

    Mirror your Android phone or tablet screen to the TV

    See exactly what’s on your Android device by casting your screen to the TV.*

    1. From your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Home app.
    2. Tap the left-hand navigation to open the menu.
    3. Tap Cast screen / audio and select your TV.
  • Customise your TV screen

    Customise your TV screen

    You can customise the beautiful backdrop – the screen saver shown by your Cast device when your TV isn't casting.

    1. From your phone or tablet, open the Google Home app.
    2. On the Devices tab, tap the gear icon.
    3. From device settings, tap “Backdrop” to turn on customisation.
    4. Select the content that you’d like to see on your TV.
  • Open a Cast-enabled app from a phone or tablet, without connecting to your Wi-Fi.

    Using guest mode (coming soon)

    Guest mode will make it even easier for your friends to cast to your TV using their phones without first having to connect to your Wi-Fi.

    1. Open a Cast-enabled app from a phone or tablet, without connecting to your Wi-Fi.
    2. The Cast button will automatically appear, even though you’re not connected to the Wi-Fi. Tap the Cast button and select “Nearby device”.
    3. Follow the prompts to connect automatically.
    4. If the phone can’t automatically connect, you can enter the 4-digit PIN displayed on the TV screen or on the “Devices” tab of the owner’s Google Home app.

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