How to Stream Local Videos to Chromecast from Any Device?

Google Chromecast is basically is to stream online contents on your TV which requires wi-fi connectivity to perform it. On the other hand, it could also stream the local videos from your android mobile or desktop to your TV screen. It could be done by using several methods. If the mp4 file format has an incompatibility with your Chromecast you can use a video converter to convert the videos to be supported by chrome. Let us see the various methods of streaming the local videos to Chromecast.

Can you play your own videos on Chromecast?

Yes, You can play your own videos on Chromecast from your device. Just connect your device with Chromecast and start casting the videos to TV.

What video players work with Chromecast?

Actually, there are lots of media players that work with Chromecast. But among them below are the best Media player that you can trust and use it.

  • Wondershare
  • Videostream
  • VLC Media Player.

How to Cast Local Videos to Chromecast Using Chrome browser?

Stream Local Videos to Chromecast
How to Stream Local Videos to Chromecast
  • Install the latest chrome browser on your desktop. You can check the app version by clicking on the about Google chrome option which could be found in the settings.
  • Switch on your TV and connect the Chromecast in the HDMI port to power it up.
  • Ensure that your TV and computer are on the same wi-fi network. Check the compatibility of your Chromecast whether it supports the wi-fi network.
  • Download the Google cast extension app. Launch the app and select the cast tab option in chrome browser where you could select the quality of the video, for example, 480p or 720p.
  • You can play your local files either by dragging them to the current tab or by using the shortcut key Ctr + O also you can select the local files.
  • Now by tapping on the cast current tab in chrome browser the video which will play in chrome’s inbuilt video player will now play on your TV screen.

If your Chromecast doesn’t support the format of the mp4 file you could manage it with the help of video converter apps.

Chromecast Videos to TV Using Wondershare Video Converter

  • Install the Wondershare video converter app using the link.
  • After ensuring that your desktop and Chromecast are on the same wi-fi network. Open the app and add your files by tapping on the ‘add files’ option.
  • Click the stream pane option on the ride side and select your Chromecast. After choosing your device click the stream button at the bottom.
  • Now by clicking the ‘Play to TV’ option your mp4 file will be displayed on the TV. Finally, you can enjoy your video on the big screen.

Chromecast Videos to TV Using Videostream app

  • Videostream is a free application available in the Google cast extension. You can download it from the Google play store.
  • After completing the initial setup you can straight away play the local videos to TV from your desktop.

Chromecast Videos to TV Using VLC Media Player

  • Install the latest version of the VLC media player and complete the initial setup.
  • Make sure your Chromecast is active to connect.
  • Select your Chromecast in the Chromecast menu and pair it with it.
  • After selecting your file tap on the cast option.
  • Chosen file will display on your TV.
  • If not displayed using a video converter to convert your video to the supported format.

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