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How to use Chromecast to Cast your Entire Desktop Screen

How to Use Chromecast to Share Entire Desktop Screen


How to Use Chromecast to Cast your Entire Screen:

Chromecast is a very simple yet amazing device, this dongle gives you exactly what you want and that too without making you go through a complicated setting up process; you simply have to insert the device in the HDMI slot of your TV and connect it to your home Wi-Fi network in order to make it work. The device had one of the most success launches of the past few years with stores reporting sellouts within a day of release.

Many of us by now know about what the Chromecast does; it can get videos and audio that connected smartphones or computers push towards it through an app and Wi-Fi and then stream it onto the TV. When it comes to computers, the Chromecast only has the ability to stream media that is open in the Google Chrome browser, but there is also a little known functionality present in the dongle that will let you screen you entire desktop onto the TV.

This was given an experimental shot by the people over at Droid-Life and they are reporting that the feature works reasonably well. So if you want to try it out, we can guide you through the process.


1: Set up your Chromecast dongle as you always do.

2: Install the Chromecast extension for the Google Chrome browser.

3: Open this extension and click on the drop down arrow.


4: From the drop down menu, select ‘Cast entire screen (experimental)’ option.


5: Tell the extension to cast to a Chromecast.

6: Enjoy the feature!


This is a pretty neat experimental feature and one that has a vast potential to go beyond the simple streaming capacity of the Chromecast. But, in the end, it’s still an experimental feature so don’t expect a flawless experience. According to Droid-Life, though this feature worked well enough, one thing that was missing from the whole experience was the audio as whenever they tried to play an audio or video file, the sound came through the computer instead of the TV. Still it’s a very promising feature and one that we will definitely urge you to check out and experiment with.

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