Setting up your Chromecast on Windows 10 has changed recently and we will go step by step on how to download and setup your Chromecast. When Chromecast initially rolled out, most of us still had Windows 8 or even Windows XP. At that time, you were to download a setup file to install a Chromecast application onto your Windows machine. However, when Google re-branded Chromecast to just Cast, things have changed. You know no longer need to download a Chromecast app to use Chromecast or to setup. As a matter of fact, if you go to
you are only given option to download the Google Cast app for Android Play store and Apple App Store.
To use Chromecast on your Windows 10 machine, all you need is the Google Chrome browser which you can download here.
Once you have installed your Chrome browser, go to this link -> chromecast.com/setup If the link doesn’t work, copy and paste (chrome://cast/#devices) into your url.
From here, it will search for Chromecast in your WiFi. If it doesn’t detect your Chromecast, make sure your TV is on and the input it set to the HDMI port, the USB power is plugged in, and your Windows PC is connected on the same WiFi as your Chromecast.
Walk through the setup Wizard per below.
Once you see the below screen, you are ready to cast! You can click on the upper right icon for more settings.
Under settings, you may change the name of your Chromecast, forget or reset your WiFi network, change the timezone and see what firmware version you are on. You may also perform remote reboot or even factory reset.
To start casting your Chrome tab, click on the Google cast icon which will be next to your Chrome extension add ons on the upper right of your screen. In the middle of your screen, you should find the name of the Chromecast you assigned at setup.
I named mine, Digital 1.
And here I am Watching Amazon Prime using my Chromecast.
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Google announced today that the latest Chrome update includes the Cast option by default. Previously, you had to go to the Chrome Webstore from your Chrome browser, search for Google Cast extension, download then install. As of now, the Google Cast version Version: 15.1120.0.4 updated March 2016 is still available on the webstore. If you have Chrome browser Version 52.0.2743.116 m for Windows, it will have Cast icon at the upper right of your screen. Google bragged that in the month of July, users have cast content from their Chrome browser over 38 million times while watching and listening to more then 50 million hours of content.
This improved integration will encourage more people to Cast their screen or content. You can also now seamlessly Cast Hangouts, play games, Google Education tools, and content that supports Chromecast.
Note, this is for PC devices only and not for Chrome mobile browser. There is no word yet if or when we can Cast from Chrome mobile browser.
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Google just concluded their annual I/O conference. Google’s I/O is a 3 day conference is designed to bring together developers around the world to showcase its upcoming products in software, mobile, and technology. One of the more interesting product Google showcased is Google Home. Google Home is the answer to Amazon’s surprisingly successful Echo powered by Alexa. Google claimed Home is their very own assistant. During the 2016 I/O showcase, Google played a video of how Home can be used during a typical morning routine of a family. You can see the video here:
There were only two features that were unique to Google’s Cast enabled devices which are not available to Amazon’s Echo. First, is the ability to issue command to all Google Cast enabled speakers. The father in the clip issued, “Google, turn on music to all the rooms.” as a way to wake up the kids in the house. The other feature was to issue a show command which triggered a Chromecast to play a video. There was also a sequence where the father asked Google to check the traffic and upon reporting the traffic, the shortest route was sent to the phone.
For the time being, Google has offered scarce details on Google Home. It guaranteed integration to Cast enabled devices and services such as making dinner reservations and text messaging. It will be interesting to see the availability as well as the price. Google indicated that they purposely limited its functionality of the Home but it must have some wow factor to get people to jump from Amazon’s Echo or have both the Home and Echo in the same house.
The battle of the smart home is on!
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How to add Chromecast extension onto your Chrome browser. By adding the Chromecast extension, you can stream from many websites such as ESPN, FOX, CBS, Netflix, Pandora, and even movie files straight from your PC. This is great for people who does not want to install individual apps onto your tablet or smartphone in order to stream content. In my personal experience, I found that casting from Google Chrome website seems to be more stable and reliable. Besides, I’m usually on my PC when I am working on a project so it is convenient to be able to stream right from where I am working!
First, make sure your PC has WiFi enabled and is connected to the same network as your Chromecast.
Launch Google Chrome browser. If you do not have Google Chrome browser, you can install it from here.
Once you launch Chrome browser, click the three horizontal bars just right of the url bar at the top.
4. Next, click ‘Settings’ and you will see the below options. 5. Select ‘Extensions’ from the menu on the left.
6. From the Chrome Web Store, search ‘chromecast’. Select ‘Google Cast’ offered by google.com. Do not install any other Chrome or casting extension or app other than from Google unless you trust the source.
7. Click ‘add to chrome’. The below pop up will appear. Go ahead and select ‘add extension’.
8. You will see a banner pop up saying Google Cast – Chromecast extension has been installed. Click onto the cast icon on your chrome browser and you will see a request to ‘Help Improve Cast’. It is enabled by default, uncheck it to disable this feature unless you are want to be a willing contributor.
9. If you click on the cast icon, you will be able to select your Chromecast that is on the same WiFi network.
10. Once you cast, you have options to mute volume, change quality of video, or to stop casting. Changing the video quality is useful if your Internet connection is not so great and you want to downgrade the streaming quality to prevent streaming issues.
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Channel Description: RokuCast is a Chrome extension that will allow you to cast HTML5 content from your Chrome web browser to a Roku device on the same home network. This experimental version on GitHub uses Roku's native remote video player, so you don't have to install a companion channel on the Roku. If you do choose to install the companion channel, you can view a history of recently cast videos.
RokuCast requires that you sideload it on your Chrome browser. Download the zip file found under the Installation instructions on the RokuCast GitHub page, then unzip it to your computer's desktop. In Chrome, go to Settings >> Extensions, then enable "developer mode" by clicking on the upper-right checkbox. Click "Load Unpacked Extension" and browse to the folder called RokuCast in the unzipped archive.
After installing the RokuCast extension, you should see the extension in the corner of your browser. Select the extension, click on the settings cog, and enter the IP address for your Roku device. You can find your Roku's IP address by selecting Settings from your Roku's home screen, and then selecting Network.
To use RokuCast, use Chrome to visit a site with HTML5 content this site (you can test it at camendesign.com/code/video_for_everybody/test.html), and click on the cast button in the omnibar. A list of all castable content should be shown, along with options to download or cast. Clicking the cast button should result in the video automatically playing on your Roku.
More information on installing and using RokuCast can be found on the RokuCast GitHub page listed below.
The Google Chromecast is a device that streams online content from your computer or mobile device to your TV — but if you've just bought one, you already knew that. Setting up the device is fantastically simple, but if you hit a snag during the process, check our guide to get back on track.
1. Plug your Chromecast into your TV. This step is self-explanatory, but good luck getting your Chromecast to work without performing it. Plug the Chromecast into an HDMI port and its power cable into a USB port. If your TV lacks a USB port, you can use a power adapter (not included) and plug it into the wall instead. Turn your TV on, and select the appropriate input.
2. Connect your computer to your Wi-Fi network. You'll need your computer and your Chromecast to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network in order to set it up, so boot up your computer, and make sure it's connected to the Wi-Fi network you intend to use for streaming content.
3. Visit the Chromecast setup site. At this point, your TV should be instructing you to visit chromecast/setup. Follow its advice.
4. Download the Chromecast app. Follow the prompt to download and install the Chromecast app on your computer.
5. Start Chromecast on your computer. The Chromecast app should start automatically. If not, double-click the Chromecast shortcut on your desktop, or navigate to the location where you installed it.
6. Check your code. At this point, both your TV and your computer will display a randomized Chromecast code. Ensure that the two codes match, then click "That's My Code."
7. Enter your Wi-Fi credentials. On your computer, enter your Wi-Fi network's password (its name should already be there, but if not, enter that, too). You can also name your Chromecast, if you like.
8. Get the Google Cast extension. Follow the link to download the Google Cast extension. This will allow you to broadcast content from your computer to your TV via Chromecast. Keep in mind that you will need the Google Chrome browser to use this extension.
To install the Google Cast extension, simply click the "+Free" button. You will get a notification once the installation is complete.
That's it! Your Chromecast is ready for prime time.