The setup and use of Chromecast is not complicated. But considering so many different devices (smartphones, PC, TV..) may be involved, you may need some help on how to setup Chromecast for your own devices, how to use Chromecast in your living room.
These Chromecast how-to guides will save your time. It is not necessary to fiddle around to make Chromecast work for you as expected. The step-by-step guide will show you how to make it work.
We also publish Chromecast 101 Series Books if you want to read the guides offline. Currently, there are 2 books available: Chromecast 101: The Unofficial Chromecast Setup Manual and Chromecast 101: How to Stream Local Media Files with Chromecast.
Some Chromecast How-to guides/tutorials are short, while some are quite long. All are detailed enough for you to follow.
These Chromecast how-to guides are organized according to the task to be performed.
Some Chromecast tips and tricks are also covered in this page to help you use the device more effectively.
This is a live page: we are adding new Chromecast how-to guides regularly. So, do check this page regularly.
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Comparison of 5 methods for streaming local media files to Chromecast (the ultimate guide for streaming local media files with Chromecast)
Although Chromecast is designed as a “streaming” device from internet, you can stream local media contents to TV through Chromecast. So, you can enjoy your own family videos or your own video and music collections, in the PC, in the smartphone or in tablets on the big screen through Chromecast. This guide compares 6 different methods to stream local media files to Chromecast. You definitely can find one or more methods for your needs. Read on….
How to stream local video to Chromecast? (in full-screen, and in background).
You may not know you can stream your local media files, photos, music and videos of course, on the PC to Chromecast with Chrome browser. This is the simplest, yet robust method to stream local media files to Chromecast. This guide shows you how to use Chrome browser to stream local media to Chromecast. Read on…
Chromecast can remember one and only one wireless network. When you change wireless router settings, or you want to use Chromecast in a new network, you have to reset the Chromecast device. Then set up Chromecast device with new network info. Occasionally, Chromecast may go crazy and you may also consider a factory data reset. This guide teaches you 2 methods to reset the Chromecast.
How to rename Chromecast? (give your Chromecast a new name)
How to switch Chromecast WiFi network? (without FDR)
How to use Chromecast to share desktop screen (and audio) to TV? (mirror whole desktop screen to Chromecast)
Microsoft OneDrive for Android offers free 30GB cloud storage. You may backup your photos or videos automatically to the OneDrive storage. It is an alternative to Google photos. Now, since version 3.2, you can stream photos and videos in your OnerDrive to Chromecast. This guide shows you how to setup camera roll backup in Android devices and how to stream photos and videos from OneDrive to Chromecast. Read on....
Google updated the Chromecast app with the release of new Chromecast (Chromecast 2015) and Chromecast Audio. The new Chromecast app introduced new features to help you find apps and contents that can be used with Chromecast devices. This Chromecast guide shows you how to use the new Chromecast for new Chromecast, Chromecast Audio and old Chromecast devices. Read on….
You can launch Videostream for Google cast app, and other Chrome apps, in three different ways: from Chrome apps page, using desktop shortcut, and using bookmarks bar. This guide shows you the detailed steps to use these 3 methods to launch Videostream and other Chrome apps. Read on…
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For Chromecast Audio guides, please visit Chromecast Audio guide page.